1 Samuel 25:19
New International Version
Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead; I’ll follow you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
And she said to her young men, “Go on before me; behold, I come after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

Berean Study Bible
and said to her young men, “Go ahead of me. I will be right behind you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

King James Bible
And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

New King James Version
And she said to her servants, “Go on before me; see, I am coming after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

New American Standard Bible
Then she said to her young men, “Go on ahead of me; behold, I am coming after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

NASB 1995
She said to her young men, “Go on before me; behold, I am coming after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

NASB 1977
And she said to her young men, “Go on before me; behold, I am coming after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

Amplified Bible
She said to her young men (servants), “Go on ahead of me; behold, I am coming after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

Christian Standard Bible
Then she said to her male servants, “Go ahead of me. I will be right behind you.” But she did not tell her husband, Nabal.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then she said to her male servants, “Go ahead of me. I will be right behind you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

American Standard Version
And she said unto her young men, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she said to the young Man Servants: “Pass before me. Behold I am coming after you!” And she did not tell her husband

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And she said to her servants, Go on before me, and behold I come after you: but she told not her husband.

Contemporary English Version
and told her servants, "Take this on ahead, and I'll catch up with you." She didn't tell her husband Nabal what she was doing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she said to her servants: Go before me: behold I will follow after you: but she told not her husband Nabal.

English Revised Version
And she said unto her young men, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

Good News Translation
Then she said to the servants, "You go on ahead and I will follow you." But she said nothing to her husband.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Go on ahead," she told her young men, "and I'll follow you." But she didn't tell her husband Nabal about it.

International Standard Version
She told her young men, "Go ahead of me, I'll be coming right behind you." But she said nothing to her husband Nabal.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she said unto her young men: 'Go on before me; behold, I come after you.' But she told not her husband Nabal.

Literal Standard Version
And she says to her young men, “Pass over before me; behold, I am coming after you”; and she has not declared [it] to her husband Nabal;

NET Bible
and said to her servants, "Go on ahead of me. I will come after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

New Heart English Bible
She said to her young men, "Go on before me. Look, I come after you." But she did not tell her husband, Nabal.

World English Bible
She said to her young men, "Go on before me. Behold, I come after you." But she didn't tell her husband, Nabal.

Young's Literal Translation
And she saith to her young men, 'Pass over before me; lo, after you I am coming;' and to her husband Nabal she hath not declared it;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Abigail Intercedes for Nabal
18Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five butchered sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs. She loaded them on donkeys 19and said to her young men, “Go ahead of me. I will be right behind you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal. 20As Abigail came riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, she saw David and his men coming down toward her, and she met them.…

Cross References
Genesis 32:16
He entrusted them to his servants in separate herds and told them, "Go on ahead of me, and keep some distance between the herds."

Genesis 32:20
You are also to say, 'Look, your servant Jacob is right behind us.'" For he thought, "I will appease Esau with the gift that is going before me. After that I can face him, and perhaps he will accept me."

1 Samuel 25:20
As Abigail came riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, she saw David and his men coming down toward her, and she met them.

1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail returned to Nabal, there he was in the house, holding a feast fit for a king, in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing until morning light.


Treasury of Scripture

And she said to her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.

Go

Genesis 32:16,20
And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by themselves; and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove…

But

Proverbs 31:11,12,27
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and said
וַתֹּ֤אמֶר (wat·tō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to her young men,
לִנְעָרֶ֙יהָ֙ (lin·‘ā·re·hā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

“Go
עִבְר֣וּ (‘iḇ·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

ahead of me.
לְפָנַ֔י (lə·p̄ā·nay)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face

I will be
הִנְנִ֖י (hin·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

right behind you.”
אַחֲרֵיכֶ֣ם (’a·ḥă·rê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

But she did not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

tell
הִגִּֽידָה׃ (hig·gî·ḏāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

her husband
וּלְאִישָׁ֥הּ (ū·lə·’î·šāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

Nabal.
נָבָ֖ל (nā·ḇāl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5037: Nabal -- a man of Carmel


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