1 Samuel Chapter 25 (1611 Bible)
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3 Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife, Abigail: and shee was a woman of good vnderstanding, and of a beautifull countenance: but the man was churlish and euill in his doings, and hee was of the house of Caleb.
8 Aske thy yong men, and they will shew thee: wherefore let the yong men finde fauour in thine eyes: (for we come in a good day) giue, I pray thee, whatsoeuer commeth to thine hand, vnto thy seruants, and to thy sonne Dauid.
13 And Dauid said vnto his men, Gird you on euery man his sword. And they girded on euery man his sword, and Dauid also girded on his sword: and there went vp after Dauid about foure hundred men, and two hundred abode by the stuffe.
18 ∂ Then Abigail made haste, and tooke two hundred loaues, and two bottles of wine, and fiue sheepe readie dressed, and fiue measures of parched corne, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figges, and laid them on asses.
25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, euen Nabal: for as his name is, so is he: Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: But I thine handmaid saw not the yong men of my lord, whom thou didst send.
26 Now therefore, my lord, as the Lord liueth, and as thy soule liueth, seeing the Lord hath withholden thee from comming to shed blood, and from auenging thy selfe with thine owne hand: now let thine enemies and they that secke euill to my lord, bee as Nabal.
28 I pray thee, forgiue the trespasse of thine handmaide: for the Lord will certainely make my lord a sure house, because my lord fighteth the battels of the Lord, and euill hath not bene found in thee all thy dayes.
29 Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seeke thy soule: but the soule of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the Lord thy God, and the soules of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.
31 That this shall bee no griefe vnto thee, nor offence of heart vnto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causelesse, or that my lord hath auenged himselfe: But when the Lord shall haue dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmayd.
34 For in very deed, as the Lord God of Israel liueth, which hath kept mee backe from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not bene left vnto Nabal, by the morning light, any that pisseth against the wall.
36 ∂ And Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he held a feast in his house like the feast of a king; & Nabals heart was merry within him, for hee was very drunken: wherefore shee tolde him nothing, lesse or more, vntill the morning light.
39 ∂ And when Dauid heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the Lord, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproch from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his seruant from euil: for the Lord hath returned the wickednesse of Nabal vpon his owne head. And Dauid sent, and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
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Timothy Wayne George's 1 Samuel Chapter 25 comment on 6/15/2013, 10:41am...
The Lord is ever merciful, and Abigail by giving food and wine to David to appease him for what her husband Nabal had done. God returns the sins of Nabal upon his own head when he dies. David is kept from sin, because of Abigail, and then rewarded by becoming David's wife. These multiple marriages God winked at them in the Old Testament, but He has commanded in the New Testament that every man have his own wife, as well as every woman her own husband. When we follow the plan of God for marriage, we are blessed.
Janet Burgess's 1 Samuel Chapter 25 comment about verse 22 on 6/14/2013, 7:01pm...
what does it mean?
Bruce's 1 Samuel Chapter 25 comment on 1/04/2013, 10:35am...
Now I understand why Jesus told us to pray "...lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one...". God will deliver us from any situation if we will but trust him.
Eric's 1 Samuel Chapter 25 comment on 12/28/2012, 1:05pm...
I love this passage. If you look at the meaning of the name "Nabal", you will find it means "Fool". The Bible meaning of "Fool" is someone that does not believe in God. As Christians we are IN the world but ont OF the world. We live in a world of "Fools" and as David did when he returned to take Abigail as his wife. Christ will return for his Bride, the Church.
Mary's 1 Samuel Chapter 25 comment on 11/02/2012, 10:58pm...
1 Samuel 25: 18-37 Principle illustrated: God stops David from taking action against Nabal and shows him that He will take care of the situation when David is not in the way. David was pretty sore at Nabal for being so greedy. David wanted to take vengeance on him, but thankfully Abigail showed up to make up for what her husband had done. David did not take vengeance on Nabal because Abigail stopped him in his tracks and he thanked God for her. In the end Nabal had a stroke and not by David. I like David, need to realize that vengeance is Godís and not mine. I get angry at people for silly things at times and want revenge. I was the one in the wrong. I am so thankful that God handles my problems because I would always make a mess of things.
Alicia's 1 Samuel Chapter 25 comment on 1/04/2011, 1:31pm...
Generally people with possessions (employers especially), think that they are above everybody. My employer treats everyone (including senior employees) as though they are beneath him and he alone is "intelligent"! He also treats his wife as "nothing". When I read this chapter i got comfort and peace, because God is above all and He knows when His children are being unfairly treated. So i have patience in prayer.
Chauency's 1 Samuel Chapter 25 comment on 1/20/2010, 12:31pm...
I completely agree with 1 Samuel 25 I'm in a marrieage at present where this woman thinks because she owns property that she is above reproach of anythin and anyone but I just pray for her soul
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