1 Samuel 25:20
New International Version
As she came riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, there were David and his men descending toward her, and she met them.

New Living Translation
As she was riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, she saw David and his men coming toward her.

English Standard Version
And as she rode on the donkey and came down under cover of the mountain, behold, David and his men came down toward her, and she met them.

Berean Study Bible
As Abigail came riding her donkey into a mountain ravine, she saw David and his men coming down toward her, and she met them.

King James Bible
And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

New King James Version
So it was, as she rode on the donkey, that she went down under cover of the hill; and there were David and his men, coming down toward her, and she met them.

New American Standard Bible
And it happened as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them.

NASB 1995
It came about as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them.

NASB 1977
And it came about as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them.

Amplified Bible
It happened that as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by [way of] the hidden part of the mountain, that suddenly David and his men were coming down toward her, and she met them.

Christian Standard Bible
As she rode the donkey down a mountain pass hidden from view, she saw David and his men coming toward her and met them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As she rode the donkey down a mountain pass hidden from view, she saw David and his men coming toward her and met them.

American Standard Version
And it was so, as she rode on her ass, and came down by the covert of the mountain, that, behold, David and his men came down toward her; and she met them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass when she had mounted her ass and was going down by the covert of the mountain, behold, David and his men came down to meet her, and she met them.

Contemporary English Version
Abigail was riding her donkey on the path that led around the hillside, when suddenly she met David and his men heading straight at her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she had gotten upon an ass, and was coming down to the foot of the mountain, David and his men came down over against her, and she met them.

English Revised Version
And it was so, as she rode on her ass, and came down by the covert of the mountain, that, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

Good News Translation
She was riding her donkey around a bend on a hillside when suddenly she met David and his men coming toward her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She was riding on her donkey down a hidden mountain path when she met David and his men coming toward her.

International Standard Version
She was riding on the donkey and as she went down a protected part of the mountain, David was there with his men, coming down to meet her, and she went toward them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was so, as she rode on her ass, and came down by the covert of the mountain, that, behold, David and his men came down towards her; and she met them.--

Literal Standard Version
and it has come to pass, she is riding on the donkey and is coming down in the secret part of the hill-country, and behold, David and his men are coming down to meet her, and she meets them.

NET Bible
Riding on her donkey, she went down under cover of the mountain. David and his men were coming down to meet her, and she encountered them.

New Heart English Bible
It was so, as she rode on her donkey, and came down by the covert of the mountain, that look, David and his men came down toward her; and she met them.

World English Bible
It was so, as she rode on her donkey, and came down by the covert of the mountain, that behold, David and his men came down toward her; and she met them.

Young's Literal Translation
and it hath come to pass, she is riding on the ass and is coming down in the secret part of the hill-country, and lo, David and his men are coming down to meet her, and she meeteth them.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Abigail Intercedes for Nabal
19and said to her young men, “Go ahead of me. I will be right behind you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal. 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. 21Now David had just finished saying, “In vain I have protected all that belonged to this man in the wilderness. Nothing that belongs to him has gone missing, yet he has paid me back evil for good.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 25:19
and said to her young men, "Go ahead of me. I will be right behind you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

1 Samuel 25:21
Now David had just finished saying, "In vain I have protected all that belonged to this man in the wilderness. Nothing that belongs to him has gone missing, yet he has paid me back evil for good.


Treasury of Scripture

And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.

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2 Kings 4:24
Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.









(20) The covert of the hill.--Keil explains the words sether hahar--literally, a hidden part of the mountain--as probably signifying a hollow between two peaks of the mountain; thus each of the advancing parties would "come down"--Abigail, who approached on one side, and David, who came on the other--and would meet in the hollow between.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
As [Abigail]
הִ֣יא ׀ (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

came riding
רֹכֶ֣בֶת (rō·ḵe·ḇeṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

her donkey
הַחֲמ֗וֹר (ha·ḥă·mō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2543: A male ass

into a mountain
הָהָ֔ר (hā·hār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

ravine,
בְּסֵ֣תֶר (bə·sê·ṯer)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5643: A covering, hiding place, secrecy

she saw
וְהִנֵּ֤ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

David
דָוִד֙ (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and his men
וַאֲנָשָׁ֔יו (wa·’ă·nā·šāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

coming down
יֹרְדִ֖ים (yō·rə·ḏîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

toward her,
לִקְרָאתָ֑הּ (liq·rā·ṯāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7122: To encounter, befall

and she met
וַתִּפְגֹּ֖שׁ (wat·tip̄·gōš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6298: To come in contact with, to concur

them.
אֹתָֽם׃ (’ō·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case


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