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25 Please, my master, pay no attention to this despicable man Nabal. He’s exactly what his name says he is! His name means fool,[a] and he is foolish![b] But I myself, your servant, didn’t see the young men that you, my master, sent. 26 I pledge, my master, as surely as the Lord lives and as you live, that the Lord has held you back from bloodshed and taking vengeance into your own hands! But now let your enemies and those who seek to harm my master be exactly like Nabal! 27 Here is a gift, which your servant has brought to my master. Please let it be given to the young men who follow you, my master.

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  1. 1 Samuel 25:25 Heb nabal
  2. 1 Samuel 25:25 Heb nebalah

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