38 About ten days later, the Lord struck Nabal dead.(A)

39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the Lord who championed my cause against Nabal’s insults(B) and restrained his servant from doing evil.(C) The Lord brought Nabal’s evil deeds back on his own head.”(D)

Then David sent messengers to speak to Abigail about marrying him. 40 When David’s servants came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, “David sent us to bring you to him as a wife.”

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