When the Lord has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you, and has appointed you prince over Israel,
my lord shall have no cause of grief, or pangs of conscience, for having shed blood without cause or for having saved himself. And when the Lord has dealt well with my lord, then remember your servant."
David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who sent you to meet me today!
Blessed be your good sense, and blessed be you, who have kept me today from bloodguilt and from avenging myself by my own hand!
For as surely as the Lord the God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, truly by morning there would not have been left to Nabal so much as one male."
Then David received from her hand what she had brought him; he said to her, "Go up to your house in peace; see, I have heeded your voice, and I have granted your petition."
Abigail came to Nabal; he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she told him nothing at all until the morning light.
In the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him; he became like a stone.
About ten days later the Lord struck Nabal, and he died.
When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed be the Lord who has judged the case of Nabal's insult to me, and has kept back his servant from evil; the Lord has returned the evildoing of Nabal upon his own head." Then David sent and wooed Abigail, to make her his wife.
When David's servants came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, "David has sent us to you to take you to him as his wife."