World English Bible
1 Samuel 25 (WEBP)
 Samuel died; and all Israel gathered themselves together and mourned for him, and buried him at his house at Ramah. Then David arose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
 There was a man in Maon whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great. He had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats; and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
 Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail. This woman was intelligent and had a beautiful face; but the man was surly and evil in his doings. He was of the house of Caleb.
 David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.
 David sent ten young men; and David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name.
 Tell him, ‘Long life to you! Peace be to you! Peace be to your house! Peace be to all that you have!
 Now I have heard that you have shearers. Your shepherds have now been with us, and we didn’t harm them. Nothing was missing from them all the time they were in Carmel.
 Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore let the young men find favor in your eyes, for we come on a good day. Please give whatever comes to your hand to your servants and to your son David.’ ”
 When David’s young men came, they spoke to Nabal all those words in the name of David, and waited.
 Nabal answered David’s servants and said, “Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days.
 Shall I then take my bread, my water, and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men who I don’t know where they come from?”
 So David’s young men turned on their way and went back, and came and told him all these words.
 David said to his men, “Every man put on his sword!” Every man put on his sword. David also put on his sword. About four hundred men followed David, and two hundred stayed by the baggage.
 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, “Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to greet our master; and he insulted them.
 But the men were very good to us, and we were not harmed, and we didn’t miss anything as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields.
 They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.
 Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master and against all his house, for he is such a worthless fellow that one can’t speak to him.”
 Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread, two containers of wine, five sheep ready dressed, five seahs° of parched grain, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.
 She said to her young men, “Go on before me. Behold, I am coming after you.” But she didn’t tell her husband, Nabal.
 As she rode on her donkey, and came down hidden by the mountain, behold, David and his men came down toward her, and she met them.
 Now David had said, “Surely in vain I have 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.
 God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if I leave of all that belongs to him by the morning light so much as one who urinates on a wall.”§
 When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got off her donkey, and fell before David on her face and bowed herself to the ground.
 She fell at his feet and said, “On me, my lord, on me be the blame! Please let your servant speak in your ears. Hear the words of your servant.
 Please don’t let my lord pay attention to this worthless fellow, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal° is his name, and folly is with him; but I, your servant, didn’t see my lord’s young men whom you sent.
 Now therefore, my lord, as Yahweh lives and as your soul lives, since Yahweh has withheld you from blood guiltiness and from avenging yourself with your own hand, now therefore let your enemies and those who seek evil to my lord be as Nabal.
 Now this present which your servant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord.
 Please forgive the trespass of your servant. For Yahweh will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord fights Yahweh’s battles. Evil will not be found in you all your days.
 Though men may rise up to pursue you and to seek your soul, yet the soul of my lord will be bound in the bundle of life with Yahweh your God. He will sling out the souls of your enemies as from a sling’s pocket.
 It will come to pass, when Yahweh has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you, and has appointed you prince over Israel,
 that this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. When Yahweh has dealt well with my lord, then remember your servant.”
 David said to Abigail, “Blessed is Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sent you today to meet me!
 Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, who have kept me today from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.
 For indeed, as Yahweh the God of Israel lives, who has withheld me from harming you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely there wouldn’t have been left to Nabal by the morning light so much as one who urinates on a wall.”§
 So David received from her hand that which she had brought him. Then he said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. Behold, I have listened to your voice and have granted your request.”
 Abigail came to Nabal; and behold, he held a feast in his house like the feast of a king. Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk. Therefore she told him nothing until the morning light.
 In the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things; and his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.
 About ten days later, Yahweh struck Nabal, so that he died.
 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed is Yahweh, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept back his servant from evil. Yahweh has returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head.” David sent and spoke concerning Abigail, to take her to himself as wife.
 When David’s servants had come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, “David has sent us to you, to take you to him as wife.”
 She arose and bowed herself with her face to the earth, and said, “Behold, your servant is a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.”
 Abigail hurriedly arose and rode on a donkey with her five maids who followed her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they both became his wives.
 Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David’s wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was of Gallim.
1 Samuel 25:18 1 seah is about 7 liters or 1.9 gallons or 0.8 pecks
1 Samuel 25:22 or, male.
1 Samuel 25:25 “Nabal” means “foolish”.
1 Samuel 25:34 or, one male.
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
1 Samuel 25 (KJVS)
 And Samuel H8050 died H4191 (8799); and all the Israelites H3478 were gathered together H6908 (8735), and lamented H5594 (8799) him, and buried H6912 (8799) him in his house H1004 at Ramah H7414. And David H1732 arose H6965 (8799), and went down H3381 (8799) to the wilderness H4057 of Paran H6290.
 And [there was] a man H376 in Maon H4584, whose possessions H4639 [were] in Carmel H3760; and the man H376 [was] very H3966 great H1419, and he had three H7969 thousand H505 sheep H6629, and a thousand H505 goats H5795: and he was shearing H1494 (8800) his sheep H6629 in Carmel H3760.
 Now the name H8034 of the man H376 [was] Nabal H5037; and the name H8034 of his wife H802 Abigail H26: and [she was] a woman H802 of good H2896 understanding H7922, and of a beautiful H3303 countenance H8389: but the man H376 [was] churlish H7186 and evil H7451 in his doings H4611; and he [was] of the house of Caleb H3614.
 And David H1732 heard H8085 (8799) in the wilderness H4057 that Nabal H5037 did shear H1494 (8802) his sheep H6629.
 And David H1732 sent out H7971 (8799) ten H6235 young men H5288, and David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto the young men H5288, Get you up H5927 (8798) to Carmel H3760, and go H935 (8804) to Nabal H5037, and greet H7592 (8804) H7965 him in my name H8034:
 And thus shall ye say H559 (8804) to him that liveth H2416 [in prosperity], Peace H7965 [be] both to thee, and peace H7965 [be] to thine house H1004, and peace H7965 [be] unto all that thou hast.
 And now I have heard H8085 (8804) that thou hast shearers H1494 (8802): now thy shepherds H7462 (8802) which were with us, we hurt H3637 (8689) them not, neither was there ought H3972 missing H6485 (8738) unto them, all the while H3117 they were in Carmel H3760.
 Ask H7592 (8798) thy young men H5288, and they will shew H5046 (8686) thee. Wherefore let the young men H5288 find H4672 (8799) favour H2580 in thine eyes H5869: for we come H935 (8804) in a good H2896 day H3117: give H5414 (8798), I pray thee, whatsoever cometh H4672 (8799) to thine hand H3027 unto thy servants H5650, and to thy son H1121 David H1732.
 And when David’s H1732 young men H5288 came H935 (8799), they spake H1696 (8762) to Nabal H5037 according to all those words H1697 in the name H8034 of David H1732, and ceased H5117 (8799).
 And Nabal H5037 answered H6030 (8799) David’s H1732 servants H5650, and said H559 (8799), Who [is] David H1732? and who [is] the son H1121 of Jesse H3448? there be many H7231 (8804) servants H5650 now a days H3117 that break away H6555 (8693) every man H376 from H6440 his master H113.
 Shall I then take H3947 (8804) my bread H3899, and my water H4325, and my flesh H2878 that I have killed H2873 (8804) for my shearers H1494 (8802), and give H5414 (8804) [it] unto men H582, whom I know H3045 (8804) not whence they [be]?
 So David’s H1732 young men H5288 turned H2015 (8799) their way H1870, and went again H7725 (8799), and came H935 (8799) and told H5046 (8686) him all those sayings H1697.
 And David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto his men H582, Gird ye on H2296 (8798) every man H376 his sword H2719. And they girded on H2296 (8799) every man H376 his sword H2719; and David H1732 also girded on H2296 (8799) his sword H2719: and there went up H5927 (8799) after H310 David H1732 about four H702 hundred H3967 men H376; and two hundred H3967 abode H3427 (8804) by the stuff H3627.
 But one H259 of the young men H5288 told H5046 (8689) Abigail H26, Nabal’s H5037 wife H802, saying H559 (8800), Behold, David H1732 sent H7971 (8804) messengers H4397 out of the wilderness H4057 to salute H1288 (8763) our master H113; and he railed H5860 (8799) on them.
 But the men H582 [were] very H3966 good H2896 unto us, and we were not hurt H3637 (8717), neither missed H6485 (8804) we any thing H3972, as long as H3117 we were conversant H1980 (8694) with them, when we were in the fields H7704:
 They were a wall H2346 unto us both by night H3915 and day H3119, all the while H3117 we were with them keeping H7462 (8802) the sheep H6629.
 Now therefore know H3045 (8798) and consider H7200 (8798) what thou wilt do H6213 (8799); for evil H7451 is determined H3615 (8804) against our master H113, and against all his household H1004: for he [is such] a son H1121 of Belial H1100, that [a man] cannot speak H1696 (8763) to him.
 Then Abigail H26 made haste H4116 (8762), and took H3947 (8799) two hundred H3967 loaves H3899, and two H8147 bottles H5035 of wine H3196, and five H2568 sheep H6629 ready dressed H6213 (8803), and five H2568 measures H5429 of parched H7039 [corn], and an hundred H3967 clusters of raisins H6778, and two hundred H3967 cakes H1690 of figs, and laid H7760 (8799) [them] on asses H2543.
 And she said H559 (8799) unto her servants H5288, Go on H5674 (8798) before H6440 me; behold, I come H935 (8802) after H310 you. But she told H5046 (8689) not her husband H376 Nabal H5037.
 And it was [so, as] she rode H7392 (8802) on the ass H2543, that she came down H3381 (8802) by the covert H5643 of the hill H2022, and, behold, David H1732 and his men H582 came down H3381 (8802) against H7125 (8800) her; and she met H6298 (8799) them.
 Now David H1732 had said H559 (8804), Surely in vain H8267 have I kept H8104 (8804) all that this H2088 [fellow] hath in the wilderness H4057, so that nothing H3972 was missed H6485 (8738) of all that [pertained] unto him: and he hath requited H7725 (8686) me evil H7451 for good H2896.
 So H3541 and more H3254 (8686) also do H6213 (8799) God H430 unto the enemies H341 (8802) of David H1732, if I leave H7604 (8686) of all that [pertain] to him by H5704 the morning H1242 light H216 any that pisseth H8366 (8688) against the wall H7023.
 And when Abigail H26 saw H7200 (8799) David H1732, she hasted H4116 (8762), and lighted off H3381 (8799) the ass H2543, and fell H5307 (8799) before H639 David H1732 on her face H6440, and bowed H7812 (8691) herself to the ground H776,
 And fell H5307 (8799) at his feet H7272, and said H559 (8799), Upon me, my lord H113, [upon] me [let this] iniquity H5771 [be]: and let thine handmaid H519, I pray thee, speak H1696 (8762) in thine audience H241, and hear H8085 (8798) the words H1697 of thine handmaid H589.
 Let H7760 (8799) not my lord H113, I pray thee, regard H3820 this man H376 of Belial H1100, [even] Nabal H5037: for as his name H8034 [is], so [is] he; Nabal H5037 [is] his name H8034, and folly H5039 [is] with him: but I thine handmaid H519 saw H7200 (8804) not the young men H5288 of my lord H113, whom thou didst send H7971 (8804).
 Now therefore, my lord H113, [as] the LORD H3068 liveth H2416, and [as] thy soul H5315 liveth H2416, seeing the LORD H3068 hath withholden H4513 (8804) thee from coming H935 (8800) to [shed] blood H1818, and from avenging H3467 (8687) thyself with thine own hand H3027, now let thine enemies H341 (8802), and they that seek H1245 (8764) evil H7451 to my lord H113, be as Nabal H5037.
 And now this blessing H1293 which thine handmaid H8198 hath brought H935 (8689) unto my lord H113, let it even be given H5414 (8738) unto the young men H5288 that follow H1980 (8693) H7272 my lord H113.
 I pray thee, forgive H5375 (8798) the trespass H6588 of thine handmaid H519: for the LORD H3068 will certainly H6213 (8800) make H6213 (8799) my lord H113 a sure H539 (8737) house H1004; because my lord H113 fighteth H3898 (8737) the battles H4421 of the LORD H3068, and evil H7451 hath not been found H4672 (8735) in thee [all] thy days H3117.
 Yet a man H120 is risen H6965 (8799) to pursue H7291 (8800) thee, and to seek H1245 (8763) thy soul H5315: but the soul H5315 of my lord H113 shall be bound H6887 (8803) in the bundle H6872 of life H2416 with the LORD H3068 thy God H430; and the souls H5315 of thine enemies H341 (8802), them shall he sling out H7049 (8762), [as out] of the middle H8432 H3709 of a sling H7050.
 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD H3068 shall have done H6213 (8799) to my lord H113 according to all the good H2896 that he hath spoken H1696 (8765) concerning thee, and shall have appointed H6680 (8765) thee ruler H5057 over Israel H3478;
 That this shall be no grief H6330 unto thee, nor offence H4383 of heart H3820 unto my lord H113, either that thou hast shed H8210 (8800) blood H1818 causeless H2600, or that my lord H113 hath avenged H3467 (8687) himself: but when the LORD H3068 shall have dealt well H3190 (8689) with my lord H113, then remember H2142 (8804) thine handmaid H519.
 And David H1732 said H559 (8799) to Abigail H26, Blessed H1288 (8803) [be] the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478, which sent H7971 (8804) thee this day H3117 to meet H7125 (8800) me:
 And blessed H1288 (8803) [be] thy advice H2940, and blessed H1288 (8803) [be] thou, which hast kept H3607 (8804) me this day H3117 from coming H935 (8800) to [shed] blood H1818, and from avenging H3467 (8687) myself with mine own hand H3027.
 For in very deed H199, [as] the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478 liveth H2416, which hath kept me back H4513 (8804) from hurting H7489 (8687) thee, except H3884 thou hadst hasted H4116 (8765) and come H935 (8799) to meet H7125 (8800) me, surely there had not been left H3498 (8738) unto Nabal H5037 by the morning H1242 light H216 any that pisseth H8366 (8688) against the wall H7023.
 So David H1732 received H3947 (8799) of her hand H3027 [that] which she had brought H935 (8689) him, and said H559 (8804) unto her, Go up H5927 (8798) in peace H7965 to thine house H1004; see H7200 (8798), I have hearkened H8085 (8804) to thy voice H6963, and have accepted H5375 (8799) thy person H6440.
 And Abigail H26 came H935 (8799) to Nabal H5037; and, behold, he held a feast H4960 in his house H1004, like the feast H4960 of a king H4428; and Nabal’s H5037 heart H3820 [was] merry H2896 within him, for he [was] very H3966 drunken H7910: wherefore she told H5046 (8689) him nothing H1697, less H6996 or more H1419, until the morning H1242 light H216.
 But it came to pass in the morning H1242, when the wine H3196 was gone out H3318 (8800) of Nabal H5037, and his wife H802 had told H5046 (8686) him these things H1697, that his heart H3820 died H4191 (8799) within H7130 him, and he became [as] a stone H68.
 And it came to pass about ten H6235 days H3117 [after], that the LORD H3068 smote H5062 (8799) Nabal H5037, that he died H4191 (8799).
 And when David H1732 heard H8085 (8799) that Nabal H5037 was dead H4191 (8804), he said H559 (8799), Blessed H1288 (8803) [be] the LORD H3068, that hath pleaded H7378 (8804) the cause H7379 of my reproach H2781 from the hand H3027 of Nabal H5037, and hath kept H2820 (8804) his servant H5650 from evil H7451: for the LORD H3068 hath returned H7725 (8689) the wickedness H7451 of Nabal H5037 upon his own head H7218. And David H1732 sent H7971 (8799) and communed H1696 (8762) with Abigail H26, to take H3947 (8800) her to him to wife H802.
 And when the servants H5650 of David H1732 were come H935 (8799) to Abigail H26 to Carmel H3760, they spake H1696 (8762) unto her, saying H559 (8800), David H1732 sent H7971 (8804) us unto thee, to take H3947 (8800) thee to him to wife H802.
 And she arose H6965 (8799), and bowed H7812 (8691) herself on [her] face H639 to the earth H776, and said H559 (8799), Behold, [let] thine handmaid H519 [be] a servant H8198 to wash H7364 (8800) the feet H7272 of the servants H5650 of my lord H113.
 And Abigail H26 hasted H4116 (8762), and arose H6965 (8799), and rode H7392 (8799) upon an ass H2543, with five H2568 damsels H5291 of hers that went H1980 (8802) after H7272 her; and she went H3212 (8799) after H310 the messengers H4397 of David H1732, and became his wife H802.
 David H1732 also took H3947 (8804) Ahinoam H293 of Jezreel H3157; and they were also both H8147 of them his wives H802.
 But Saul H7586 had given H5414 (8804) Michal H4324 his daughter H1323, David’s H1732 wife H802, to Phalti H6406 the son H1121 of Laish H3919, which [was] of Gallim H1554.
Young’s Literal Translation
1 Samuel 25 (YLT)
 And Samuel dieth, and all Israel are gathered, and mourn for him, and bury him in his house, in Ramah; and David riseth and goeth down unto the wilderness of Paran.
 And there is a man in Maon, and his work is in Carmel; and the man is very great, and he hath three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats; and he is shearing his flock in Carmel.
 And the name of the man is Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail, and the woman is of good understanding, and of fair form, and the man is hard and evil in doings; and he is a Calebite.
 And David heareth in the wilderness that Nabal is shearing his flock,
 and David sendeth ten young men, and David saith to the young men, ‘Go ye up to Carmel, and ye have come in unto Nabal, and asked of him in my name of welfare,
 and said thus: To life! and thou, peace; and thy house, peace; and all that thou hast-peace!
 and, now, I have heard that thou hast shearers; now, the shepherds whom thou hast have been with us, we have not put them to shame, nor hath anything been looked after by them, all the days of their being in Carmel.
 ‘Ask thy young men, and they declare to thee, and the young men find grace in thine eyes, for on a good day we have come; give, I pray thee, that which thy hand findeth, to thy servants, and to thy son, to David.’
 And the young men of David come in, and speak unto Nabal according to all these words, in the name of David-and rest.
 And Nabal answereth the servants of David and saith, ‘Who is David, and who the son of Jesse? to-day have servants been multiplied who are breaking away each from his master;
 and I have taken my bread, and my water, and my flesh, which I slaughtered for my shearers, and have given it to men whom I have not known whence they are!’
 And the young men of David turn on their way, and turn back, and come in, and declare to him according to all these words.
 And David saith to his men, ‘Gird ye on each his sword;’ and they gird on each his sword, and David also girdeth on his sword, and there go up after David about four hundred men, and two hundred have remained by the vessels.
 And to Abigail wife of Nabal hath one young man of the youths declared, saying, ‘Lo, David hath sent messengers out of the wilderness to bless our lord, and he flieth upon them;
 and the men are very good to us, and have not put us to shame, and we have not looked after anything all the days we have gone up and down with them, in our being in the field;
 a wall they have been unto us both by night and by day, all the days of our being with them, feeding the flock.
 ‘And, now, know and consider what thou dost; for evil hath been determined against our lord, and against all his house, and he is too much a son of worthlessness to be spoken to.’
 And Abigail hasteth, and taketh two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep, prepared, and five measures of roasted corn, and a hundred bunches of raisins, and two hundred bunches of figs, and setteth them on the asses.
 And she saith to her young men, ‘Pass over before me; lo, after you I am coming;’ and to her husband Nabal she hath not declared it;
 and it hath come to pass, she is riding on the ass and is coming down in the secret part of the hill-country, and lo, David and his men are coming down to meet her, and she meeteth them.
 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;
 thus doth God do to the enemies of David, and thus He doth add, if I leave of all that he hath till the light of the morning-of those sitting on the wall.’
 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,
 and falleth at his feet and saith, ‘On me, my lord, the iniquity; and let, I pray thee, thy handmaid speak in thine ear, and hear the words of thy handmaid.
 ‘Let not, I pray thee, my lord set his heart to this man of worthlessness, on Nabal, for as his name is so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him; and I, thine handmaid, did not see the young men of my lord whom thou didst send;
 and now, my lord, Jehovah liveth, and thy soul liveth, in that Jehovah hath withheld thee from coming in with blood, and to save thy hand to thee-now let thine enemies be as Nabal, even those seeking evil unto my lord.
 ‘And, now, this blessing which thy maid-servant hath brought to my lord-it hath been given to the young men who are going up and down at the feet of my lord.
 ‘Bear, I pray thee, with the transgression of thy handmaid, for Jehovah doth certainly make to my lord a stedfast house; for the battles of Jehovah hath my lord fought, and evil is not found in thee all thy days.
 And man riseth to pursue thee and to seek thy soul, and the soul of my lord hath been bound in the bundle of life with Jehovah thy God; as to the soul of thine enemies, He doth sling them out in the midst of the hollow of the sling.
 ‘And it hath been, when Jehovah doth to my lord according to all the good which He hath spoken concerning thee, and appointed thee for leader over Israel,
 that this is not to thee for a stumbling-block, and for an offence of heart to my lord-either to shed blood for nought, or my lord’s restraining himself; and Jehovah hath done good to my lord, and thou hast remembered thy handmaid.’
 And David saith to Abigail, ‘Blessed is Jehovah, God of Israel, who hath sent thee this day to meet me,
 and blessed is thy discretion, and blessed art thou in that thou hast restrained me this day from coming in with blood, and to restrain my hand to myself.
 And yet, Jehovah liveth, God of Israel, who hath kept me back from doing evil with thee, for unless thou hadst hasted, and dost come to meet me, surely there had not been left to Nabal till the light of the morning, of those sitting on the wall.’
 And David receiveth from her hand that which she hath brought to him, and to her he hath said, ‘Go up in peace to thy house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and accept thy face.’
 And Abigail cometh in unto Nabal, and lo, he hath a banquet in his house, like a banquet of the king, and the heart of Nabal is glad within him, and he is drunk unto excess, and she hath not declared to him anything, less or more, till the light of the morning.
 And it cometh to pass in the morning, when the wine is gone out from Nabal, that his wife declareth to him these things, and his heart dieth within him, and he hath been as a stone.
 And it cometh to pass, in about ten days, that Jehovah smiteth Nabal, and he dieth,
 and David heareth that Nabal is dead, and saith, ‘Blessed is Jehovah who hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and His servant hath kept back from evil, and the wickedness of Nabal hath Jehovah turned back on his own head;’ and David sendeth and speaketh with Abigail, to take her to him for a wife.
 And the servants of David come in unto Abigail at Carmel, and speak unto her, saying, ‘David hath sent us unto thee to take thee to him for a wife.’
 And she riseth and boweth herself-face to the earth-and saith, ‘Lo, thy handmaid is for a maid-servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.’
 And Abigail hasteth and riseth, and rideth on the ass; and five of her young women who are going at her feet; and she goeth after the messengers of David, and is to him for a wife.
 And Ahinoam hath David taken from Jezreel, and they are-even both of them-to him for wives;
 and Saul gave Michal his daughter, wife to David, to Phalti son of Laish, who is of Gallim.