1 Samuel 25:24
New International Version
She fell at his feet and said: "Pardon your servant, my lord, and let me speak to you; hear what your servant has to say.

New Living Translation
She fell at his feet and said, "I accept all blame in this matter, my lord. Please listen to what I have to say.

English Standard Version
She fell at his feet and said, “On me alone, my lord, be the guilt. Please let your servant speak in your ears, and hear the words of your servant.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
She fell at his feet and said, "On me alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant.

King James Bible
And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.

Christian Standard Bible
She knelt at his feet and said, "The guilt is mine, my lord, but please let your servant speak to you directly. Listen to the words of your servant.

Contemporary English Version
Then she said: Sir, please let me explain!

Good News Translation
at David's feet, and said to him, "Please, sir, listen to me! Let me take the blame.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She fell at his feet and said, "The guilt is mine, my lord, but please let your servant speak to you directly. Listen to the words of your servant.

International Standard Version
She fell at his feet and pleaded, "Your majesty, let the guilt be on me alone, and please let your servant speak to you. Listen to the words of your servant.

NET Bible
Falling at his feet, she said, "My lord, I accept all the guilt! But please let your female servant speak with my lord! Please listen to the words of your servant!

New Heart English Bible
She fell at his feet, and said, "On me, my lord, on me be the iniquity; and please let your handmaid speak in your ears. Hear the words of your handmaid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After she bowed at his feet, she said, "Sir, let me be held responsible for this wrong. Please let me speak with you. Please listen to my words.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And she fell at his feet, and said: 'Upon me, my lord, upon me be the iniquity; and let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine ears, and hear thou the words of thy handmaid.

New American Standard 1977
And she fell at his feet and said, “On me alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and fell at his feet and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be, and let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thy audience; and hear the words of thy handmaid.

King James 2000 Bible
And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let your handmaid, I pray you, speak in your audience, and hear the words of your handmaid.

American King James Version
And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity be: and let your handmaid, I pray you, speak in your audience, and hear the words of your handmaid.

American Standard Version
And she fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me be the iniquity; and let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine ears, and hear thou the words of thy handmaid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she fell at his feet, and said: Upon me let this iniquity be, my lord: let thy handmaid speak, I beseech thee, in thy ears: and hear the words of thy servant.

Darby Bible Translation
and fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, [upon] me let the iniquity be; but let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine ears, and hear the words of thy handmaid.

English Revised Version
And she fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me be the iniquity: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine ears, and hear thou the words of thine handmaid.

Webster's Bible Translation
And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thy handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thy audience, and hear the words of thy handmaid.

World English Bible
She fell at his feet, and said, "On me, my lord, on me be the iniquity; and please let your handmaid speak in your ears. Hear the words of your handmaid.

Young's Literal Translation
and falleth at his feet and saith, 'On me, my lord, the iniquity; and let, I pray thee, thy handmaid speak in thine ear, and hear the words of thy handmaid.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Abigail Intercedes for Nabal
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. 25My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name means Fool, and folly accompanies him. I, your servant, did not see my lord’s young men whom you sent.…
Cross References
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 25:23
When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off the donkey, fell facedown, and bowed before him.

1 Samuel 25:25
My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name means Fool, and folly accompanies him. I, your servant, did not see my lord's young men whom you sent.

1 Samuel 25:28
Please forgive your servant's offense, for the LORD will surely make a lasting dynasty for my lord, because he fights the LORD's battles. May no evil be found in you as long as you live.

2 Samuel 14:9
But the woman of Tekoa said to the king, "My lord the king, may any blame be on me and my father's house, and may the king and his throne be guiltless."

Proverbs 25:15
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.

Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the ruler's temper flares against you, do not abandon your post, for calmness lays great offenses to rest.

Treasury of Scripture

And fell at his feet, and said, On me, my lord, on me let this iniquity be: and let your handmaid, I pray you, speak in your audience, and hear the words of your handmaid.

fell

2 Kings 4:37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the …

Esther 8:3 And Esther spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet…

Matthew 18:29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and sought him, saying, …

Upon

1 Samuel 25:28 I pray you, forgive the trespass of your handmaid: for the LORD will …

Genesis 44:33,34 Now therefore, I pray you, let your servant abide instead of the …

2 Samuel 14:9 And the woman of Tekoah said to the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity …

let thine

Genesis 44:18 Then Judah came near to him, and said, Oh my lord, let your servant, …

2 Samuel 14:12 Then the woman said, Let your handmaid, I pray you, speak one word …

audience [heb] ears







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

at
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his feet
רַגְלָ֔יו (raḡ·lāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

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

“My lord,
אֲדֹנִ֖י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

may the blame be
הֶֽעָוֺ֑ן (he·‘ā·wōn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

on me alone,
בִּי־ (bî-)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

but please
נָ֤א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

let your servant
אֲמָֽתְךָ֙ (’ă·mā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 519: A maidservant, female slave

speak
וּֽתְדַבֶּר־ (ū·ṯə·ḏab·ber-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to you;
בְּאָזְנֶ֔יךָ (bə·’ā·zə·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear

hear
וּשְׁמַ֕ע (ū·šə·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the words
דִּבְרֵ֥י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of your servant.
אֲמָתֶֽךָ׃ (’ă·mā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 519: A maidservant, female slave
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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