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38 And about ten days later (A)the Lord struck Nabal, and he died.

39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, (B)“Blessed be the Lord who has (C)avenged the insult I received at the hand of Nabal, (D)and has kept back his servant from wrongdoing. (E)The Lord has returned the evil of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent and (F)spoke to Abigail, to take her as his wife. 40 When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, “David has sent us to you to take you to him as his wife.”

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