24 She knelt at his feet and said, “The guilt is mine, my lord, but please let your servant speak to you directly. Listen to the words of your servant. 25 My lord should pay no attention to this worthless fool Nabal, for he lives up to his name:[a] His name means ‘stupid,’ and stupidity is all he knows.[b] 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 intend to harm my lord be like Nabal.(B)

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Footnotes

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

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