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25 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this worthless fellow, even Nabal; for as his name is, so is he; [a]Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thy handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send. 26 Now therefore, my lord, as Jehovah liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing Jehovah hath withholden thee [b]from bloodguiltiness, and from [c]avenging thyself with thine own hand, now therefore let thine enemies, and them that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal. 27 And now this [d]present which thy servant hath brought unto my lord, let it be given unto the young men that follow my lord.

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  1. 1 Samuel 25:25 That is, Fool.
  2. 1 Samuel 25:26 Hebrew from coming into blood.
  3. 1 Samuel 25:26 Hebrew thine own hand saving thee.
  4. 1 Samuel 25:27 Hebrew blessing.