Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that you have done this in the integrity of your heart, and it was I who kept you from sinning (A)against me. Therefore I did not let you touch her.

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33 Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, (A)who have kept me this day from bloodguilt (B)and from working salvation with my own hand! 34 For as surely (C)as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, (D)who has restrained me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, truly by morning there had not been left to Nabal so much as one male.”

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

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