1 Samuel 25:5-10 New English Translation (NET Bible)
5 he[a] sent ten servants,[b] saying to them,[c] “Go up to Carmel to see Nabal and give him greetings in my name.[d] 6 Then you will say to my brother,[e] ‘Peace to you and your house! Peace to all that is yours! 7 Now I hear that they are shearing sheep for you. When your shepherds were with us, we neither insulted them nor harmed them the whole time they were in Carmel. 8 Ask your own servants; they can tell you! May my servants find favor in your sight, for we have come[f] at the time of a holiday. Please provide us—your servants[g] and your son David—with whatever you can spare.’”[h]
9 So David’s servants went and spoke all these words to Nabal in David’s name. Then they paused. 10 But Nabal responded to David’s servants, “Who is David, and who is this son of Jesse? This is a time when many servants are breaking away from their masters!