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1 Samuel 25

NAS 1 Then Samuel died; and all Israel gathered together and mourned for him, and buried him at his house in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the wilderness of Paran. NIV 1 Now Samuel died, and all Israel assembled and mourned for him; and they buried him at his home in Ramah. Then David moved down into the Desert of Paran. NAS 2 Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in Carmel NIV 2 A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel. NAS 3 (now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail. And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in his dealings, and he was a Calebite ), NIV 3 His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings—he was a Calebite. NAS 4 that David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep. NIV 4 While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep. NAS 5 So David sent ten young men; and David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel, visit Nabal and greet him in my name; NIV 5 So he sent ten young men and said to them, “Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name. NAS 6 and thus you shall say, 'Have a long life, peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have. NIV 6 Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours! NAS 7 'Now I have heard that you have shearers; now your shepherds have been with us and we have not insulted them, nor have they missed anything all the days they were in Carmel. NIV 7 “ ‘Now I hear that it is sheep-shearing time. When your shepherds were with us, we did not mistreat them, and the whole time they were at Carmel nothing of theirs was missing. NAS 8 'Ask your young men and they will tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we have come on a festive day. Please give whatever you find at hand to your servants and to your son David.' " NIV 8 Ask your own servants and they will tell you. Therefore be favorable toward my men, since we come at a festive time. Please give your servants and your son David whatever you can find for them.’ ” NAS 9 When David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all these words in David's name; then they waited. NIV 9 When David’s men arrived, they gave Nabal this message in David’s name. Then they waited. NAS 10 But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master. NIV 10 Nabal answered David’s servants, “Who is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days. NAS 11 "Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men whose origin I do not know?" NIV 11 Why should I take my bread and water, and the meat I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men coming from who knows where?” NAS 12 So David's young men retraced their way and went back; and they came and told him according to all these words. NIV 12 David’s men turned around and went back. When they arrived, they reported every word. NAS 13 David said to his men, "Each of you gird on his sword." So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David while two hundred stayed with the baggage. NIV 13 David said to his men, “Each of you strap on your sword!” So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies. NAS 14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Behold, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, and he scorned them. NIV 14 One of the servants told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, “David sent messengers from the wilderness to give our master his greetings, but he hurled insults at them. NAS 15 "Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not insulted, nor did we miss anything as long as we went about with them, while we were in the fields. NIV 15 Yet these men were very good to us. They did not mistreat us, and the whole time we were out in the fields near them nothing was missing. NAS 16 "They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the time we were with them tending the sheep. NIV 16 Night and day they were a wall around us the whole time we were herding our sheep near them. NAS 17 "Now therefore, know and consider what you should do, for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man that no one can speak to him." NIV 17 Now think it over and see what you can do, because disaster is hanging over our master and his whole household. He is such a wicked man that no one can talk to him.” NAS 18 Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread and two jugs of wine and five sheep already prepared and five measures of roasted grain and a hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys. NIV 18 Abigail acted quickly. She took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of raisins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys. NAS 19 She said to her young men, "Go on before me; behold, I am coming after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal. NIV 19 Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead; I’ll follow you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal. NAS 20 It came about as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them. NIV 20 As she came riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, there were David and his men descending toward her, and she met them. NAS 21 Now David had said, "Surely in vain I have guarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good. NIV 21 David had just said, “It’s been useless—all my watching over this fellow’s property in the wilderness so that nothing of his was missing. He has paid me back evil for good. NAS 22 "May God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if by morning I leave as much as one male of any who belong to him." NIV 22 May God deal with David, be it ever so severely, if by morning I leave alive one male of all who belong to him!” NAS 23 When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David and bowed herself to the ground. NIV 23 When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground. NAS 24 She fell at his feet and said, "On me alone, my lord , be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant. NIV 24 She fell at his feet and said: “Pardon your servant, my lord, and let me speak to you; hear what your servant has to say. NAS 25 "Please do not let my lord pay attention to this worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name and folly is with him; but I your maidservant did not see the young men of my lord whom you sent. NIV 25 Please pay no attention, my lord, to that wicked man Nabal. He is just like his name—his name means Fool, and folly goes with him. And as for me, your servant, I did not see the men my lord sent. NAS 26 "Now therefore, my lord , as the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, since the LORD has restrained you from shedding blood, and from avenging yourself by your own hand, now then let your enemies and those who seek evil against my lord , be as Nabal. NIV 26 And now, my lord, as surely as the LORD your God lives and as you live, since the LORD has kept you from bloodshed and from avenging yourself with your own hands, may your enemies and all who are intent on harming my lord be like Nabal. NAS 27 "Now let this gift which your maidservant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who accompany my lord . NIV 27 And let this gift, which your servant has brought to my lord, be given to the men who follow you. NAS 28 "Please forgive the transgression of your maidservant; for the LORD will certainly make for my lord an enduring house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD , and evil will not be found in you all your days. NIV 28 “Please forgive your servant’s presumption. The LORD your God will certainly make a lasting dynasty for my lord, because you fight the LORD’s battles, and no wrongdoing will be found in you as long as you live. NAS 29 "Should anyone rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, then the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with the LORD your God; but the lives of your enemies He will sling out as from the hollow of a sling. NIV 29 Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the LORD your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling. NAS 30 "And when the LORD does for my lord according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and appoints you ruler over Israel, NIV 30 When the LORD has fulfilled for my lord every good thing he promised concerning him and has appointed him ruler over Israel, NAS 31 this will not cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord , both by having shed blood without cause and by my lord having avenged himself. When the LORD deals well with my lord , then remember your maidservant." NIV 31 my lord will not have on his conscience the staggering burden of needless bloodshed or of having avenged himself. And when the LORD your God has brought my lord success, remember your servant.” NAS 32 Then David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me, NIV 32 David said to Abigail, “Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me. NAS 33 and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodshed and from avenging myself by my own hand. NIV 33 May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands. NAS 34 "Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, unless you had come quickly to meet me, surely there would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one male ." NIV 34 Otherwise, as surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, who has kept me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, not one male belonging to Nabal would have been left alive by daybreak.” NAS 35 So David received from her hand what she had brought him and said to her, "Go up to your house in peace. See, I have listened to you and granted your request." NIV 35 Then David accepted from her hand what she had brought him and said, “Go home in peace. I have heard your words and granted your request.” NAS 36 Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light. NIV 36 When Abigail went to Nabal, he was in the house holding a banquet like that of a king. He was in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until daybreak. NAS 37 But in the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him so that he became as a stone. NIV 37 Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a stone. NAS 38 About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died. NIV 38 About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died. NAS 39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed be the LORD , who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal and has kept back His servant from evil. The LORD has also returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head." Then David sent a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife. NIV 39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise be to the LORD, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.” Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife. NAS 40 When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you to take you as his wife." NIV 40 His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, “David has sent us to you to take you to become his wife.” NAS 41 She arose and bowed with her face to the ground and said, "Behold, your maidservant is a maid to wash the feet of my lord's servants." NIV 41 She bowed down with her face to the ground and said, “I am your servant and am ready to serve you and wash the feet of my lord’s servants.” NAS 42 Then Abigail quickly arose, and rode on a donkey, with her five maidens who attended her; and she followed the messengers of David and became his wife. NIV 42 Abigail quickly got on a donkey and, attended by her five female servants, went with David’s messengers and became his wife. NAS 43 David had also taken Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both became his wives. NIV 43 David had also married Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both were his wives. NAS 44 Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was from Gallim. NIV 44 But Saul had given his daughter Michal, David’s wife, to Paltiel son of Laish, who was from Gallim.

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