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1 Samuel 25

NCV 1 Now Samuel died, and all the Israelites met and had a time of sad- ness for him. Then they buried him at his home in Ramah. David moved to the Desert of Maon. 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. NCV 2 A man in Maon who had land at Carmel was very rich. He had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. He was cutting the wool off his sheep at 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. NCV 3 His name was Nabal, and he was a descendant of Caleb. His wife was named Abigail. She was wise and beautiful, but Nabal was cruel and mean. 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. NCV 4 While David was in the desert, he heard that Nabal was cutting the wool from his sheep. NIV 4 While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep. NCV 5 So he sent ten young men and told them, "Go to Nabal at Carmel, and greet him for me. NIV 5 So he sent ten young men and said to them, “Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name. NCV 6 Say to Nabal, 'May you and your family and all who belong to you have good health! NIV 6 Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours! NCV 7 I have heard that you are cutting the wool from your sheep. When your shepherds were with us, we did not harm them. All the time your shepherds were at Carmel, we stole nothing from them. 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. NCV 8 Ask your servants, and they will tell you. We come at a happy time, so be kind to my young men. Please give anything you can find for them and for 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.’ ” NCV 9 When David's men arrived, they gave the message to Nabal, but Nabal insulted them. NIV 9 When David’s men arrived, they gave Nabal this message in David’s name. Then they waited. NCV 10 He answered them, "Who is David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many slaves are running away from their masters today! 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. NCV 11 I have bread and water, and I have meat that I killed for my servants who cut the wool. But I won't give it to men I don't 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?” NCV 12 David's men went back and told him all Nabal had said. NIV 12 David’s men turned around and went back. When they arrived, they reported every word. NCV 13 Then David said to them, "Put on your swords!" So they put on their swords, and David put on his also. About four hundred men went with David, but two hundred men stayed with the supplies. 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. NCV 14 One of Nabal's servants said to Abigail, Nabal's wife, "David sent messengers from the desert to greet our master, but Nabal insulted 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. NCV 15 These men were very good to us. They did not harm us. They stole nothing from us during all the time we were out in the field with them. 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. NCV 16 Night and day they protected us. They were like a wall around us while we were with them caring for the sheep. NIV 16 Night and day they were a wall around us the whole time we were herding our sheep near them. NCV 17 Now think about it, and decide what you can do. Terrible trouble is coming to our master and all his family. Nabal is such a wicked man that no one can even talk 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.” NCV 18 Abigail hurried. She took two hundred loaves of bread, two leather bags full of wine, five cooked sheep, a bushel of cooked grain, a hundred cakes of raisins, and two hundred cakes of pressed figs and put all these 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. NCV 19 Then she told her servants, "Go on. I'll follow you." But she did not tell her husband. NIV 19 Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead; I’ll follow you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal. NCV 20 Abigail rode her donkey and came down toward the mountain hideout. There she met David and his men coming down toward her. 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. NCV 21 David had just said, "It's been useless! I watched over Nabal's property in the desert. I made sure none of his sheep was missing. I did good to him, but he has paid me back with evil. 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. NCV 22 May God punish my enemies even more. I will not leave one of Nabal's men alive until morning." 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!” NCV 23 When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed facedown on the ground before him. NIV 23 When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground. NCV 24 She fell at David's feet and said, "My master, let the blame be on me! Please let me talk to you. Listen to what I say. 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. NCV 25 My master, don't pay attention to this worthless man Nabal. He is like his name. His name means 'fool,' and he is truly a fool. But I, your servant, didn't see the men 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. NCV 26 The Lord has kept you from killing and punishing anyone. As surely as the Lord lives and as surely as you live, may your enemies become like 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. NCV 27 I have brought a gift to you for the men who follow you. NIV 27 And let this gift, which your servant has brought to my lord, be given to the men who follow you. NCV 28 Please forgive my wrong. The Lord will certainly let your family have many kings, because you fight his battles. As long as you live, may you do nothing bad. 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. NCV 29 Someone might chase you to kill you, but the Lord your God will keep you alive. He will throw away your enemies' lives as he would throw a stone from 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. NCV 30 The Lord will keep all his promises of good things for you. He will make you leader 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, NCV 31 Then you won't feel guilty or troubled because you killed innocent people and punished them. Please remember me when the Lord brings you success." 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.” NCV 32 David answered Abigail, "Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who sent you 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. NCV 33 May you be blessed for your wisdom. You have kept me from killing or punishing people today. 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. NCV 34 As surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, he has kept me from hurting you. If you hadn't come quickly to meet me, not one of Nabal's men would have lived until morning." 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.” NCV 35 Then David accepted Abigail's gifts. He told her, "Go home in peace. I have heard your words, and I will do what you have asked." 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.” NCV 36 When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was in the house, eating like a king. He was very drunk and in a good mood. So she told him nothing until the next morning. 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. NCV 37 In the morning when he was not drunk, his wife told him everything. His heart stopped, and he became like 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. NCV 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. NCV 39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Praise the Lord! Nabal insulted me, but the Lord has supported me! He has kept me from doing wrong. The Lord has punished Nabal for his wrong." Then David sent a message to Abigail, asking her to be 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. NCV 40 His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, "David sent us to take you so you can become 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.” NCV 41 Abigail bowed facedown on the ground and said, "I am your servant. I'm ready to serve you and to wash the feet of my master'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.” NCV 42 Abigail quickly got on a donkey and went with David's messengers, with her five maids following her. And she became David's 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. NCV 43 David also had married Ahinoam of Jezreel. So they were both David's wives. NIV 43 David had also married Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both were his wives. NCV 44 Saul's daughter Michal was also David's wife, but Saul had given her to Paltiel 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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