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The Death of Samuel
Today's Passage: 1 Samuel 25:1-22
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1. Now Samuel died, and all Israel gathered for his funeral. They buried him at his house in Ramah.
Then David moved down to the wilderness of Maon.
2. There was a wealthy man from Maon who owned property near the town of Carmel. He had 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats, and it was sheep shearing time.
3. This man's name was Nabal, and his wife, Abigail, was a sensible and beautiful woman. But Nabal, a deescendant of Caleb, was crude and mean in all his dealings.
4. When David heard that Nabal was shearing his sheep
5. he sent ten of his young men to Carmel with this message for Nabal:
6. "Peace and prosperity to you, your family, and everything you own!
7. I am told that it is sheep-shearing time. While your shepherds stayed among us near Carmel, we never harmed them, and nothing was ever stolen from them.
8. Ask your own men, and they will tell you this is true. So would you be so kind to us, since we have come at a time of celebration? Please share any provisions you might have on hand with us and with your friend David."
9. David's young men gave this message to Nabal in David's name, and they waited for a reply.
10. "Who is this fellow David?" Nabal sneered to the young men. "Who does this son of Jesse think he is? There are lots of servants these days who run away from their masters.
11. Should I take my bread and my water and my meat that I've slaughtered for my shearers and give it to a band of oulaws who come from who knows where?"
12. So David's young men returned and told him what Nabal had said.
13. "Get your swords!" was David's reply as he strapped on his own. Then 400 men started off with David, and 200 remained behind to guard their equipment.
14. Meanwhile, one of Nabal's servants went to Abigail and told her, "David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, but he screamed insults at them.
15. These men have been very good to us, and we never suffered any harm from them. Nothing was stolen from us the whole time they were with us.
16. In fact, day and night they were like a wall of protection to us and the sheep.
17. You need to know this and figure out what to do, for there is going to be trouble for our master and his whole family. He's so ill-tempered that no one can even talk to him!"
18. Abigail wasted no time. She quickly gathered 200 loaves of bread, two wine skins full of wine, five sheep that had been slaughtered, nearly a bushel of roasted grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 fig cakes. She packed them on donkeys
19. and said to her servants, "Go on ahead. I will follow you shortly." But she didn't tell her husband Nabal what she was doing.
20. As she was riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, she saw David and his men coming toward her.
21. David had just been saying, "A lot of good it did to help this fellow. We protected his flocks in the wilderness, and nothing he owned was lost or stolen. But he has repaid me evil for good.
22. May God strike me and kill me if even one man of his household is still alive tomorrow morning!"
1 Samuel 25:1-22 NLT
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