25 Please do not let my lord [a]pay attention to this [b]worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. [c]Nabal is his name and folly is with him; but I your maidservant did not see the young men of my lord whom you sent.

26 “Now therefore, my lord, as the Lord lives, and as your soul lives, since the Lord has restrained you from [d]shedding blood, and (A)from [e]avenging yourself by your own hand, now then (B)let your enemies and those who seek evil against my lord, be as Nabal. 27 Now let (C)this [f]gift which your maidservant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who [g]accompany my lord.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 25:25 Lit set his heart to
  2. 1 Samuel 25:25 Lit man of Belial
  3. 1 Samuel 25:25 I.e. Fool
  4. 1 Samuel 25:26 Lit coming in with blood
  5. 1 Samuel 25:26 Lit saving
  6. 1 Samuel 25:27 Lit blessing
  7. 1 Samuel 25:27 Lit walk at the feet of

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