1 H8050 And Samuel H4191 died; H3478 and all the Israelites H6908 were gathered together, H5594 and lamented H6912 him, and buried H1004 him in his house H7414 at Ramah. H1732 And David H6965 arose, H3381 and went down H4057 to the wilderness H6290 of Paran.
2 H376 And there was a man H4584 in Maon, H4639 whose possessions H3760 were in Carmel; H376 and the man H3966 was very H1419 great, H7969 and he had three H505 thousand H6629 sheep, H505 and a thousand H5795 goats: H1494 and he was shearing H6629 his sheep H3760 in Carmel.
3 H8034 Now the name H376 of the man H5037 was Nabal; H8034 and the name H802 of his wife H26 Abigail: H802 and she was a woman H2896 of good H7922 understanding, H3303 and of a beautiful H8389 face: H376 but the man H7186 was churlish H7451 and evil H4611 in his doings; H3614 and he was of the house of Caleb.
4 H1732 And David H8085 heard H4057 in the wilderness H5037 that Nabal H1494 did shear H6629 his sheep.
5 H1732 And David H7971 sent out H6235 ten H5288 young men, H1732 and David H559 said H5288 unto the young men, H5927 Get you up H3760 to Carmel, H935 and go H5037 to Nabal, H7592 and greet H8034 him in my name:
6 H559 And thus shall you say H2416 to him that lives H7965 in prosperity, Peace H7965 be both to you, and peace H1004 be to your house, H7965 and peace be unto all that you have.
7 H8085 And now I have heard H1494 that you have shearers: H7462 now your shepherds H3637 which were with us, we hurt H3972 them not, neither was there anything H6485 missing H3117 unto them, all the while H3760 they were in Carmel.
8 H7592 Ask H5288 your young men, H5046 and they will show H5288 you. Why let the young men H4672 find H2580 favor H5869 in your eyes: H935 for we come H2896 in a good H3117 day: H5414 give, H4672 I pray you, whatever comes H3027 to your hand H5650 unto your servants, H1121 and to your son H1732 David.
9 H1732 And when David's H5288 young men H935 came, H1696 they spoke H5037 to Nabal H1697 according to all those words H8034 in the name H1732 of David, H5117 and ceased.
10 H5037 And Nabal H6030 answered H1732 David's H5650 servants, H559 and said, H1732 Who is David? H1121 and who is the son H3448 of Jesse? H7231 there are many H5650 servants H3117 now a days H6555 that break away H376 every man H6440 from H113 his master.
11 H3947 Shall I then take H3899 my bread, H4325 and my water, H2878 and my flesh H2873 that I have killed H1494 for my shearers, H5414 and give H582 it unto men, H3045 whom I know not from where they be?
12 H1732 So David's H5288 young men H2015 turned H1870 their way, H7725 and went again, H935 and came H5046 and told H1697 him all those sayings.
13 H1732 And David H559 said H582 unto his men, H2296 Clothe you on H376 every man H2719 his sword. H2296 And they girded on H376 every man H2719 his sword; H1732 and David H2296 also girded on H2719 his sword: H5927 and there went up H310 after H1732 David H702 about four H3967 hundred H376 men; H3967 and two hundred H3427 stayed H3627 by the baggage.
14 H259 But one H5288 of the young men H5046 told H26 Abigail, H5037 Nabal's H802 wife, H559 saying, H1732 Behold, David H7971 sent H4397 messengers H4057 out of the wilderness H1288 to greet H113 our master; H5860 and he railed on them.
15 H582 But the men H3966 were very H2896 good H3637 unto us, and we were not hurt, H6485 neither missed H3972 we any thing, H3117 as long as H1980 we were conversant H7704 with them, when we were in the fields:
16 H2346 They were a wall H3915 unto us both by night H3119 and day, H3117 all the while H7462 we were with them keeping H6629 the sheep.
17 H3045 Now therefore know H7200 and consider H6213 what you will do; H7451 for evil H3615 is determined H113 against our master, H1004 and against all his household: H1121 for he is such a son H1100 of Belial, H1696 that a man cannot speak to him.
18 H26 Then Abigail H4116 made hurry, H3947 and took H3967 two hundred H3899 loaves, H8147 and two H5035 bottles H3196 of wine, H2568 and five H6629 sheep H6213 ready dressed, H2568 and five H5429 measures H7039 of parched H3967 corn, and an hundred H6778 clusters of raisins, H3967 and two hundred H1690 cakes H7760 of figs, and laid H2543 them on donkeys.
19 H559 And she said H5288 unto her servants, H5674 Go on H6440 before H935 me; behold, I come H310 after H5046 you. But she told H376 not her husband H5037 Nabal.
20 H7392 And it was so, as she rode H2543 on the donkey, H3381 that she came down H5643 by the covert H2022 of the hill, H1732 and, behold, David H582 and his men H3381 came down H7125 against H6298 her; and she met them.
21 H1732 Now David H559 had said, H8267 Surely in vain H8104 have I kept H2088 all that this H4057 fellow has in the wilderness, H3972 so that nothing H6485 was missed H7725 of all that pertained unto him: and he has requited H7451 me evil H2896 for good.
22 H3541 So H3254 and more H6213 also do H430 God H341 unto the enemies H1732 of David, H7604 if I leave H5704 of all that pertain to him by H1242 the morning H216 light H8366 any that urinates H7023 against the wall.
23 H26 And when Abigail H7200 saw H1732 David, H4116 she hurried, H3381 and alighted off H2543 the donkey, H5307 and fell H639 before H1732 David H6440 on her face, H7812 and bowed H776 herself to the ground,
24 H5307 And fell H7272 at his feet, H559 and said, H113 Upon me, my lord, H5771 upon me let this iniquity H519 be: and let your handmaid, H1696 I pray you, speak H241 in your audience, H8085 and hear H1697 the words H589 of your handmaid.
25 H7760 Let H113 not my lord, H3820 I pray you, regard H376 this man H1100 of Belial, H5037 even Nabal: H8034 for as his name H5037 is, so is he; Nabal H8034 is his name, H5039 and wickedness H519 is with him: but I your handmaid H7200 saw H5288 not the young men H113 of my lord, H7971 whom you did send.
26 H113 Now therefore, my lord, H3068 as the Lord H2416 lives, H5315 and as your soul H2416 lives, H3068 seeing the Lord H4513 has withholden H935 you from coming H1818 to shed blood, H3467 and from avenging H3027 yourself with your own hand, H341 now let your enemies, H1245 and they that seek H7451 evil H113 to my lord, H5037 be as Nabal.
27 H1293 And now this blessing H8198 which your handmaid H935 has brought H113 unto my lord, H5414 let it even be given H5288 unto the young men H1980 that follow H113 my lord.
28 H5375 I pray you, forgive H6588 the trespass H519 of your handmaid: H3068 for the Lord H6213 will certainly H6213 make H113 my lord H539 a sure H1004 house; H113 because my lord H3898 fights H4421 the battles H3068 of the Lord, H7451 and evil H4672 has not been found H3117 in you all your days.
29 H120 Yet a man H6965 is risen H7291 to pursue H1245 you, and to seek H5315 your soul: H5315 but the soul H113 of my lord H6887 shall be bound H6872 in the bundle H2416 of life H3068 with the Lord H430 your God; H5315 and the souls H341 of your enemies, H7049 them shall he sling out, H8432 as out of the middle H7050 of a sling.
30 H3068 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord H6213 shall have done H113 to my lord H2896 according to all the good H1696 that he has spoken H6680 concerning you, and shall have appointed H5057 you ruler H3478 over Israel;
31 H6330 That this shall be no grief H4383 unto you, nor offense H3820 of heart H113 unto my lord, H8210 either that you have shed H1818 blood H2600 without cause, H113 or that my lord H3467 has avenged H3068 himself: but when the Lord H3190 shall have dealt well H113 with my lord, H2142 then remember H519 your handmaid.
32 H1732 And David H559 said H26 to Abigail, H1288 Blessed H3068 be the Lord H430 God H3478 of Israel, H7971 which sent H3117 you this day H7125 to meet me:
33 H1288 And blessed H2940 be your advice, H1288 and blessed H3607 be you, which have kept H3117 me this day H935 from coming H1818 to shed blood, H3467 and from avenging H3027 myself with my own hand.
34 H199 For in very deed, H3068 as the Lord H430 God H3478 of Israel H2416 lives, H4513 which has kept me back H7489 from hurting H3884 you, except H4116 you had hurried H935 and come H7125 to meet H3498 me, surely there had not been left H5037 unto Nabal H1242 by the morning H216 light H8366 any that urinates H7023 against the wall.
35 H1732 So David H3947 received H3027 of her hand H935 that which she had brought H559 him, and said H5927 unto her, Go up H7965 in peace H1004 to your house; H7200 see, H8085 I have listened H6963 to your voice, H5375 and have granted H6440 your request.
36 H26 And Abigail H935 came H5037 to Nabal; H4960 and, behold, he held a feast H1004 in his house, H4960 like the feast H4428 of a king; H5037 and Nabal's H3820 heart H2896 was merry H3966 inside him, for he was very H7910 drunken: H5046 why she told H1697 him nothing, H6996 less H1419 or more, H1242 until the morning H216 light.
37 H1242 But it came to pass in the morning, H3196 when the wine H3318 was gone out H5037 of Nabal, H802 and his wife H5046 had told H1697 him these things, H3820 that his heart H4191 died H7130 inside H68 him, and he became as a stone.
38 H6235 And it came to pass about ten H3117 days H3068 after, that the Lord H5062 struck H5037 Nabal, H4191 that he died.
39 H1732 And when David H8085 heard H5037 that Nabal H4191 was dead, H559 he said, H1288 Blessed H3068 be the Lord, H7378 that has pleaded H7379 the cause H2781 of my reproach H3027 from the hand H5037 of Nabal, H2820 and has kept H5650 his servant H7451 from evil: H3068 for the Lord H7725 has returned H7451 the wickedness H5037 of Nabal H7218 upon his own head. H1732 And David H7971 sent H1696 and arranged H26 with Abigail, H3947 to take H802 her to him to wife.
40 H5650 And when the servants H1732 of David H935 were come H26 to Abigail H3760 to Carmel, H1696 they spoke H559 unto her, saying, H1732 David H7971 sent H3947 us unto you, to take H802 you to him to wife.
41 H6965 And she arose, H7812 and bowed H639 herself on her face H776 to the earth, H559 and said, H519 Behold, let your handmaid H8198 be a servant H7364 to wash H7272 the feet H5650 of the servants H113 of my lord.
42 H26 And Abigail H4116 hurried, H6965 and arose, H7392 and rode H2543 upon an donkey, H2568 with five H5291 damsels H1980 of hers that went H7272 after H3212 her; and she went H310 after H4397 the messengers H1732 of David, H802 and became his wife.
43 H1732 David H3947 also took H293 Ahinoam H3157 of Jezreel; H8147 and they were also both H802 of them his wives.