1 Samuel 25:20
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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.

New American Standard Bible
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.--

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was so as she rode on the ass that she came down a secret part of the mountain, and, behold, David and his men came down against her, and she met them.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was so, as she rode on the donkey, that she came down under cover of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down toward her; and she met them.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And as she was riding on the ass, and coming down by the covert of the hill, behold, David and his men came down opposite to 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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 over against 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.
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. 20As 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 so that nothing was missed of all that belongs to him, 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 so that nothing was missed of all that belongs to him, 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 donkey, and said to her servant, Drive, and go …

she came down David was coming down mount Paran; Abigail was coming down from Carmel







(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.

And it was so, as she rode on the ass,.... After her servants:

that she came down, by the covert of the hill; by the side of it, which was covered with bushes, and she rode among them, in a way that led through them, and so was not seen by David and his men; or by the shadow of the hill, toward the bottom of it, where by reason of that, and the opposite hill, it was darkish, and they could not see each other:

and, behold, David and his men came down against her; came down a hill opposite to that she came down:

and she met them; in the valley between two hills. 25:18-31 By a present Abigail atoned for Nabal's denial of David's request. Her behaviour was very submissive. Yielding pacifies great offences. She puts herself in the place of a penitent, and of a petitioner. She could not excuse her husband's conduct. She depends not upon her own reasonings, but on God's grace, to soften David, and expects that grace would work powerfully. She says that it was below him to take vengeance on so weak and despicable an enemy as Nabal, who, as he would do him no kindness, so he could do him no hurt. She foretells the glorious end of David's present troubles. God will preserve thy life; therefore it becomes not thee unjustly and unnecessarily to take away the lives of any, especially of the people of thy God and Saviour. Abigail keeps this argument for the last, as very powerful with so good a man; that the less he indulged his passion, the more he consulted his peace and the repose of his own conscience. Many have done that in a heat, which they have a thousand times wished undone again. The sweetness of revenge is soon turned into bitterness. When tempted to sin, we should consider how it will appear when we think upon it afterwards.
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