1 Samuel 25:9
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English Standard Version
When David’s young men came, they said all this to Nabal in the name of David, and then they waited.

King James Bible
And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

American Standard Version
And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when David's servants came, they spoke to Nabal all these words in David's name: and then held their peace.

English Revised Version
And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal in the name of David, according to all these words, and ceased.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The following history of Nabal's folly, and of the wise and generous behaviour of his pious and intelligent wife Abigail towards David, shows how Jehovah watched over His servant David, and not only preserved him from an act of passionate excitement, which might have endangered his calling to be king of Israel, but turned the trouble into which he had been brought into a source of prosperity and salvation.

1 Samuel 25:2-3

At Maon, i.e., Main or the mountains of Judah (see at Joshua 15:55), there lived a rich man (גּדול, great through property and riches), who had his establishment at Carmel. מעשׂה, work, occupation, then establishment, possessions (vid., Exodus 23:15). Carmel is not the promontory of that name (Thenius), but the present Kurmul on the mountains of Judah, scarcely half an hour's journey to the north-west of Maon (see at Joshua 15:55). This man possessed three thousand sheep and a thousand goats, and was at the sheep-shearing at Carmel. His name was Nabal (i.e., fool): this was hardly his proper name, but was a surname by which he was popularly designated on account of his folly. His wife Abigail was "of good understanding," i.e., intelligent, "and of beautiful figure;" but the husband was "harsh and evil in his doings." He sprang from the family of Caleb. This is the rendering adopted by the Chaldee and Vulgate, according to the Keri כּלבּי. The Chethibh is to be read כּלבּו, "according to his heart;" though the lxx (ἄνθρωπος κυνικός) and Josephus, as well as the Arabic and Syriac, derive it from כּלב, and understand it as referring to the dog-like, or shameless, character of the man.

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ceased [heb] rested

Cross References
1 Samuel 25:8
Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we come on a feast day. Please give whatever you have at hand to your servants and to your son David.'"

1 Samuel 25:10
And Nabal answered David's servants, "Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants these days who are breaking away from their masters.

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