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1 Samuel 25:37-39 International Standard Version (ISV)

37 After Nabal became sober the next morning,[a] his wife told him all that had happened.[b] Nabal’s[c] heart failed and he became paralyzed.[d] 38 About ten days later the Lord struck Nabal, and he died.

39 When David heard that Nabal had died, he said, “Blessed be the Lord who has judged the dispute over my insult at the hand of Nabal, and has held back his servant from evil. The Lord has repaid Nabal’s wickedness.”

Then David sent word to Abigail that he would take her as his wife.


  1. 1 Samuel 25:37 Lit. When the wine had gone out of Nabal
  2. 1 Samuel 25:37 Lit. all these things
  3. 1 Samuel 25:37 Lit. His
  4. 1 Samuel 25:37 Lit. became like a stone
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1 Samuel 25:37-39 New International Version (NIV)

37 Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a stone. 38 About ten days later, the Lord struck Nabal and he died.

39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise be to the Lord, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.”

Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife.

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