1 Samuel 25:23
New International Version
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground.

New Living Translation
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed low before him.

English Standard Version
When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got down from the donkey and fell before David on her face and bowed to the ground.

Berean Study Bible
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off the donkey, fell facedown, and bowed before him.

New American Standard Bible
When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David and bowed herself to the ground.

King James Bible
And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

Christian Standard Bible
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off the donkey and knelt down with her face to the ground and paid homage to David.

Contemporary English Version
Abigail quickly got off her donkey and bowed down in front of David.

Good News Translation
When Abigail saw David, she quickly dismounted and threw herself on the ground

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off the donkey and fell with her face to the ground in front of David.

International Standard Version
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got down from the donkey and fell on her face before David, prostrating herself on the ground.

NET Bible
When Abigail saw David, she got down quickly from the donkey, threw herself down before David, and bowed to the ground.

New Heart English Bible
When Abigail saw David, she hurried, and got off from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got down from her donkey. She immediately bowed down in front of David with her face touching the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Abigail saw David, she made haste, and alighted from her ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed down to the ground.

New American Standard 1977
When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David, and bowed herself to the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Abigail saw David, she hastened and lighted off the ass and fell before David on her face and bowed herself to the ground

King James 2000 Bible
And when Abigail saw David, she hastened, and got off the donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

American King James Version
And when Abigail saw David, she hurried, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

American Standard Version
And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and alighted from her ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abigaia saw David, and she hasted and alighted from her ass; and she felt before David on her face, and did obeisance to him, bowing to the ground

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Abigail saw David she made haste and lighted off the ass, and fell before David, on her face, and adored upon the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Abigail saw David, she hasted and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

English Revised Version
And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off her ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

World English Bible
When Abigail saw David, she hurried, and alighted from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abigail seeth David, and hasteth and cometh down from off the ass, and falleth before David on her face, and boweth herself to the earth,
Study Bible
Abigail Intercedes for Nabal
22May God punish David, and ever so severely, if I let one of his men survive until morning.” 23When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off the donkey, fell facedown, and bowed before him. 24She fell at his feet and said, “My lord, may the blame be on me alone, but please let your servant speak to you; hear the words of your servant.…
Cross References
Ruth 2:10
At this, she fell on her face, bowing low to the ground, and said to him, "Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you should take notice of me, even though I am a foreigner?"

1 Samuel 20:41
When the young man had gone, David got up from the south side of the stone, fell facedown, and bowed three times. Then he and Jonathan kissed each other and wept together--though David wept more.

1 Samuel 24:8
After that, David got up, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked behind him, David bowed facedown in reverence

1 Samuel 25:24
She fell at his feet and said, "My lord, may the blame be on me alone, but please let your servant speak to you; hear the words of your servant.

1 Samuel 25:41
She arose, then bowed facedown and said, "Here is your maidservant, ready to serve and to wash the feet of my lord's servants."

2 Samuel 1:2
On the third day a man with torn clothes and dust on his head arrived from Saul's camp. When he came to David, he fell to the ground to pay him homage.

2 Samuel 9:6
And when Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, he fell facedown in reverence. Then David said, "Mephibosheth!" "I am your servant," he replied.

2 Samuel 14:4
When the woman from Tekoa went to the king, she fell facedown in homage and said, "Help me, O king!"

2 Samuel 18:28
Then Ahimaaz called out to the king, "All is well!" And he bowed down facedown before the king. He continued, "Blessed be the LORD your God! He has delivered up the men who raised their hands against my lord the king."

Treasury of Scripture

And when Abigail saw David, she hurried, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,

lighted

Joshua 15:18
And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou?

Judges 1:14
And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?

fell

1 Samuel 20:41
And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.

1 Samuel 24:8
David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, My lord the king. And when Saul looked behind him, David stooped with his face to the earth, and bowed himself.







Lexicon
When Abigail
אֲבִיגַ֙יִל֙ (’ă·ḇî·ḡa·yil)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 26: Abigail -- 'my father is joy', two Israelite women

saw
וַתֵּ֤רֶא (wat·tê·re)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

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

she quickly
וַתְּמַהֵ֕ר (wat·tə·ma·hêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

got off
וַתֵּ֖רֶד (wat·tê·reḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

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

fell
וַתִּפֹּ֞ל (wat·tip·pōl)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

facedown,
פָּנֶ֔יהָ (pā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and bowed
וַתִּשְׁתַּ֖חוּ (wat·tiš·ta·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7812: To depress, prostrate

before
לְאַפֵּ֤י (lə·’ap·pê)
Preposition-l | Noun - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

him.
דָוִד֙ (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse
(23) Fell before David.--This act of obeisance, and, in fact, the whole tone of the wise wife of Nabal in her address to David, seems to betoken her consciousness that she was addressing the anointed of Jehovah, the future king--at no distant date--of Israel. Her worst fears she found realised when she met David, probably at no great distance from the principal residence of Nabal, accompanied by so large an armed force, evidently bent on some deed of violence. She deprecated his wrath by representing her husband not merely as a bad man, but as one scarcely responsible for his actions. Had she only known of the mission of David's followers to Nabal, she implies, very different indeed had been their reception; they would not, at least, have returned to David empty-handed.

Verses 23-25. - Abigail... fell before David on her face. This very abject obeisance may have been grounded on her belief in David's future kingship, or it may simply mark the inferior position held by women in those days (see ver. 41). Her whole address is couched in very humble terms. David (1 Samuel 24:8) only stooped with his face to the ground before Saul. Upon me. Abigail represents herself as the person really guilty, on whom the iniquity, i.e. the punishment of the offence, must fall. Nabal is a mere son of Belial, a worthless, bad man, whose name Nabal, i.e. fool, is a sign that folly is with him, and accompanies all his acts. As a fool he is scarcely accountable for his doings, and Abigail, whose wont and business it was to set things to rights, saw not the young men, and so was unable to save them from her husband's rudeness. 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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