New International Version
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.
King James Bible
Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.
Darby Bible Translation
Now David had said, Surely, in vain have I kept all that this [man] had in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that was his; and he has requited me evil for good.
World English Bible
Now David had said, "Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained to him. He has returned me evil for good.
Young's Literal Translation
And David said, 'Only, in vain I have kept all that this one hath in the wilderness, and nothing hath been looked after of all that he hath, and he turneth back to me evil for good;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
She came down - and David - came down - David was coming down Mount Paran; Abigail was coming down from Carmel. - Calmet.
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21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just …
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1 Samuel 25:7
"'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.
1 Samuel 25:15
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.
1 Samuel 25:20
As she came riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, there were David and his men descending toward her, and she met them.
They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship.
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.
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