24 And fell at his feet, and said, Oh, my lord, I have committed the iniquity, and I pray thee, let thine handmaid speak [a]to thee, and hear thou the words of thine handmaid.

25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this wicked man, Nabal: for as his name is, so is he: [b]Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord whom thou sentest.

26 Now therefore my lord, as the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth (the Lord, I say, that hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and that thine [c]hand should not save thee) so now thine enemies shall be as Nabal, and they that intend to do my lord evil.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 25:24 Hebrew, in thine ears.
  2. 1 Samuel 25:25 Or, fool.
  3. 1 Samuel 25:26 That is, that thou shouldest not be revenged of thine enemy.

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