1 Samuel 25:33
New International Version
May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands.

New Living Translation
Thank God for your good sense! Bless you for keeping me from murder and from carrying out vengeance with my own hands.

English Standard Version
Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from working salvation with my own hand!

Berean Study Bible
Blessed is your discernment, and blessed are you, because today you kept me from bloodshed and from avenging myself by my own hand.

New American Standard Bible
and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodshed and from avenging myself by my own hand.

King James Bible
And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

Christian Standard Bible
May your discernment be blessed, and may you be blessed. Today you kept me from participating in bloodshed and avenging myself by my own hand.

Contemporary English Version
And you should also be praised. Your good sense kept me from taking revenge and killing innocent people.

Good News Translation
Thank God for your good sense and for what you have done today in keeping me from the crime of murder and from taking my own revenge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your discernment is blessed, and you are blessed. Today you kept me from participating in bloodshed and avenging myself by my own hand.

International Standard Version
Blessed be your good judgment, and blessed be you, who today stopped me from shedding blood and delivering myself by my own actions.

NET Bible
Praised be your good judgment! May you yourself be rewarded for having prevented me this day from shedding blood and taking matters into my own hands!

New Heart English Bible
Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, that have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May your good judgment be blessed. Also, may you be blessed for keeping me from slaughtering people today and from getting a victory by my own efforts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and blessed be thy discretion, and blessed be thou, that hast kept me this day from bloodguiltiness, and from finding redress for myself with mine own hand.

New American Standard 1977
and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodshed, and from avenging myself by my own hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou who hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood and from avenging myself with my own hand.

King James 2000 Bible
And blessed be your advice, and blessed be you, who has kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

American King James Version
And blessed be your advice, and blessed be you, which have kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

American Standard Version
and blessed be thy discretion, and blessed be thou, that hast kept me this day from bloodguiltiness, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and blessed be thy conduct, and blessed be thou, who hast hindered me this very day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And blessed be thou, who hast kept me to day, from coming to blood, and revenging me with my own hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And blessed be thy discernment, and blessed be thou, who hast kept me this day from coming with bloodshed, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

English Revised Version
and blessed be thy wisdom, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from bloodguiltiness, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, who hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

World English Bible
Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, that have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

Young's Literal Translation
and blessed is thy discretion, and blessed art thou in that thou hast restrained me this day from coming in with blood, and to restrain my hand to myself.
Study Bible
Abigail Intercedes for Nabal
32Then David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you to meet me this day! 33Blessed is your discernment, and blessed are you, because today you kept me from bloodshed and from avenging myself by my own hand. 34Otherwise, as surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, who has restrained me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, then surely no male belonging to Nabal would have been left alive by morning light.”…
Cross References
Exodus 22:2
If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.

1 Samuel 25:26
Now, my lord, as surely as the LORD lives and you yourself live, the LORD has held you back from coming to bloodshed and avenging yourself with your own hand. May your enemies and those who seek harm for my lord be like Nabal.

Treasury of Scripture

And blessed be your advice, and blessed be you, which have kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with my own hand.

blessed

Psalm 141:5
Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

Proverbs 9:9
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

Proverbs 17:10
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

which hast

1 Samuel 25:26
Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.

avenging

1 Samuel 25:26,31
Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal…

1 Samuel 24:19
For if a man find his enemy, will he let him go well away? wherefore the LORD reward thee good for that thou hast done unto me this day.

1 Samuel 26:9,10
And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless? …







Lexicon
Blessed [is]
וּבָר֥וּךְ (ū·ḇā·rūḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

your discernment,
טַעְמֵ֖ךְ (ṭa‘·mêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2940: A taste, perception, intelligence, a mandate

and blessed [are]
וּבְרוּכָ֣ה (ū·ḇə·rū·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

you,
אָ֑תְּ (’āt)
Pronoun - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

because
אֲשֶׁ֨ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

today
הַיּ֤וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

you kept me
כְּלִתִ֜נִי (kə·li·ṯi·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3607: To shut up, restrain, withhold

from bloodshed
בְדָמִ֔ים (ḇə·ḏā·mîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

and from avenging
וְהֹשֵׁ֥עַ (wə·hō·šê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

myself by my own hand.
יָדִ֖י (yā·ḏî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(33) And blessed be thy advice.--David, with his usual frank generosity, allows he has been in the wrong in giving way to wild, ungovernable passion, and openly confesses that if Abigail had not met him and reasoned with him, he would have carried out his purpose, and stained his fair fame for ever with a terrible crime. His dark purpose was to cut off, root and branch, the whole house of Nabal, amongst others the woman standing before him there. It is noticeable how, in this age of deeper religion and of higher culture, the old superstitious reverence for vows, taken in moments of frenzy or of extreme excitement, had given place to a calmer and more reasonable spirit. Never had a more solemn vow been taken than David's that morning, when he took a solemn oath that he would murder the whole house of Nabal; and yet, before the sun set he is convinced of the wickedness of his purpose, and sooner than carry it out he deliberately breaks the oath. Some years before, Saul--had he not been forcibly hindered by the people--would, by the murder of his son, the hero-prince Jonathan, have fulfilled the rash oath which he swore at the battle of Michmash (1Samuel 14:24; 1Samuel 14:45); and Jephthah, the judge of Israel, we know, in the person of his loved daughter, ruthlessly carried out his wild, useless oath (Judges 11:34; Judges 11:40).

25:32-39 David gives God thanks for sending him this happy check in a sinful way. Whoever meet us with counsel, direction, comfort, caution, or seasonable reproof, we must see God sending them. We ought to be very thankful for those happy providences which are the means of keeping us from sinning. Most people think it enough, if they take reproof patiently; but few will take it thankfully, and commend those who give it, and accept it as a favour. The nearer we are to committing sin, the greater is the mercy of a seasonable restraint. Sinners are often most secure when most in danger. He was very drunk. A sign he was Nabal, a fool, that could not use plenty without abusing it; who could not be pleasant with his friends without making a beast of himself. There is not a surer sign that a man has but little wisdom, nor a surer way to destroy the little he has, than drinking to excess. Next morning, how he is changed! His heart overnight merry with wine, next morning heavy as a stone; so deceitful are carnal pleasures, so soon passes the laughter of the fool; the end of that mirth is heaviness. Drunkards are sad, when they reflect upon their own folly. About ten days after, the Lord smote Nabal, that he died. David blessed God that he had been kept from killing Nabal. Worldly sorrow, mortified pride, and an affrighted conscience, sometimes end the joys of the sensualist, and separate the covetous man from his wealth; but, whatever the weapon, the Lord smites men with death when it pleases him.
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