1 Samuel 25:23

“And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 25:23

And when Abigail saw Dauid, she hasted, and lighted off the asse, and fell before Dauid on her face, and bowed her selfe to the ground,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David and bowed herself to the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and alighted from her ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her ass, falling down on her face before him.
- Basic English Bible

And when Abigail saw David, she hasted and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
- Darby Bible

And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.
- Webster's Bible

When Abigail saw David, she hurried, and alighted from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.
- World English Bible

And Abigail seeth David, and hasteth and cometh down from off the ass, and falleth before David on her face, and boweth herself to the earth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when Abigail saw David, she made haste, and alighted from her ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed down to the ground.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 25:23

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 25:23


25:22 Enemies of David - That is, unto David himself. But because it might seem ominous to curse himself, therefore instead of David, he mentions David's enemies. But is this the voice of David? Can he speak so unadvisedly with his lips? Has he been so long in the school of affliction, and learned no more patience therein? Lord, what is man? And what need have we to pray, lead us not into temptation.

25:24 And said, &c. - Impute Nabal's sin to me, and if thou pleasest, punish it in me, who here offer myself as a sacrifice to thy just indignation. This whole speech of Abigail shews great wisdom, by an absolute submitting to mercy, without any pretence of justification, of what was done, (but rather with aggravation of it) she endeavours to work upon David's generosity, to pardon it. And there is hardly any head of argument, whence the greatest orator might argue in this case, which she doth not manage to the best advantage.

25:25 Nabal is his name - Nabal signifies a fool.


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