1 Samuel 30:5

5 David's 1two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel.

1 Samuel 30:5 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 30:5

And David's two wives were taken captives
Which is observed as one cause of his particular distress, and another follows in ( 1 Samuel 30:6 ) :

Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite:
that is, who had been his wife; for he was now dead, ( 1 Samuel 25:39 ) , and was so before she was married to David; both these came with him to Gath, and were left at Ziklag when he went with Achish, and here they were taken; see ( 1 Samuel 25:42 1 Samuel 25:43 ) ( 27:3 ) .

1 Samuel 30:5 In-Context

3 And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive.
4 Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.
5 David's two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel.
6 And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
7 And David said to Abiathar the priest, the son of Ahimelech, "Bring me the ephod." So Abiathar brought the ephod to David.

Cross References 1

  • 1. See 1 Samuel 25:42, 43