24 She fell at his feet and said, “On me [a]alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak [b]to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant. 25 Please do not let my lord [c]pay attention to this [d]worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. [e]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 [f]shedding blood, and (A)from [g]avenging yourself by your own hand, now then (B)let your enemies and those who seek evil against my lord, be as Nabal.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 25:24 Lit even me
  2. 1 Samuel 25:24 Lit in your ears
  3. 1 Samuel 25:25 Lit set his heart to
  4. 1 Samuel 25:25 Lit man of Belial
  5. 1 Samuel 25:25 I.e. Fool
  6. 1 Samuel 25:26 Lit coming in with blood
  7. 1 Samuel 25:26 Lit saving

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