New International Version
When David's men arrived, they gave Nabal this message in David's name. 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And David's young men came, and spoke to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
World English Bible
When David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
Young's Literal Translation
And the young men of David come in, and speak unto Nabal according to all these words, in the name of David -- and rest.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whatsoever cometh to thine hand - As thou art making a great feast for thy servants, and I and my men, as having essentially served thee, would naturally come in for a share were we present; send a portion by my ten young men, for me and my men, that we also may rejoice with you. Certainly this was a very reasonable and a very modest request. This mode of address is not unfrequent among the Hindoos: "O father, fill the belly of thy son; he is in distress."
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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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Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
1 Samuel 25:8
Ask your own servants and they will tell you. Therefore be favorable toward my men, since we come at a festive time. Please give your servants and your son David whatever you can find for them.'"
1 Samuel 25:10
Nabal answered David's servants, "Who is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days.
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