25 My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name:[a] His name is Nabal,[b] and stupidity is all he knows.[c] I, your servant, didn’t see my lord’s young men whom you sent. 26 Now my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, it is the Lord who kept you from participating in bloodshed and avenging yourself(A) by your own hand. May your enemies and those who want trouble for my lord be like Nabal.(B) 27 Accept this gift(C) your servant has brought to my lord, and let it be given to the young men who follow my lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 25:25 Lit for as is his name is, so he is
  2. 1 Samuel 25:25 = Fool
  3. 1 Samuel 25:25 Lit and foolishness is with him

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