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) 27 Let this gift(C) your servant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who follow my lord.

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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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