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37 In the morning when Nabal was sober, his wife told him what had happened. As a result he had a stroke,[a] and he lay paralyzed on his bed like a stone. 38 About ten days later, the Lord struck him, and he died.

David Marries Abigail

39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise the Lord, who has avenged the insult I received from Nabal and has kept me from doing it myself. Nabal has received the punishment for his sin.” Then David sent messengers to Abigail to ask her to become his wife.

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  1. 25:37 Hebrew his heart failed him.

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