New International Version
While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep.
King James Bible
And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.
Darby Bible Translation
And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.
World English Bible
David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.
Young's Literal Translation
And David heareth in the wilderness that Nabal is shearing his flock,
1 Samuel 25:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The name of the man was Nabal - The word נבל nabal signifies to be foolish, base, or villanous; and hence the Latin word nebulo, knave, is supposed to be derived.
The name of his wife Abigail - The joy or exultation of my father. A woman of sense and beauty, married to the boor mentioned above, probably because he was rich. Many women have been thus sacrificed.
Of the house of Caleb - והוא כלבי vehu Chalibbi, "he was a Calebite." But as the word caleb signifies a dog, the Septuagint have understood it as implying a man of a canine disposition, and translate it thus, και ὁ ανθρωπος κυνικος, he was a doggish man. It is understood in the same way by the Syriac and Arabic.
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1 Samuel 25:3
His name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings--he was a Calebite.
1 Samuel 25:5
So he sent ten young men and said to them, "Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name.
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