1 Samuel 25:3

Overview - 1 Samuel 25
Samuel dies.
David in Paran sends to Nabal.
10 Provoked by Nabal's churlishness, he minds to destroy him.
14 Abigail understanding thereof,
18 takes a present;
23 and by her wisdom,
32 pacifies David.
36 Nabal hearing thereof, dies.
39 David takes Abigail and Ahinoam to be his wives.
44 Michal is given to Phalti.
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1 Samuel 25:3  (King James Version)
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

Proverbs 14:1 ; Proverbs 31:26 Proverbs 31:30 Proverbs 31:31

was churlish
1 Samuel 25:10 1 Samuel 25:11 1 Samuel 25:17 ; Psalms 10:3 ; Isaiah 32:5-7

and he was
{Wehoo calibbee,} literally, "and he was a Calebite;" but as the word {cailev} signifies a dog, the Septuagint has understood it as implying a man of canine disposition, and translated it, [kai anthropov kunikos,] "and he was a doggish man." It is understood in the same way by the Syriac and Arabic.