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38 Then it happened, after about ten days, that the Lord (A)struck Nabal, and he died.

39 So when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, (B)“Blessed be the Lord, who has (C)pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has (D)kept His servant from evil! For the Lord has (E)returned the wickedness of Nabal on his own head.”

And David sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife. 40 When the servants of David had come to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her saying, “David sent us to you, to ask you to become his wife.”

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