1 Samuel 25:40
New International Version
His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, "David has sent us to you to take you to become his wife."

New Living Translation
When the messengers arrived at Carmel, they told Abigail, “David has sent us to take you back to marry him.”

English Standard Version
When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, “David has sent us to you to take you to him as his wife.”

Berean Study Bible
When his servants came to Abigail at Carmel, they said, “David has sent us to take you as his wife.”

New American Standard Bible
When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you to take you as his wife."

New King James Version
When the servants of David had come to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her saying, “David sent us to you, to ask you to become his wife.”

King James Bible
And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.

Christian Standard Bible
When David's servants came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, "David sent us to bring you to him as a wife."

Good News Translation
His servants went to her at Carmel and said to her, "David sent us to take you to him to be his wife."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David's servants came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, "David sent us to bring you to him as a wife."

International Standard Version
David's servants went to Abigail at Carmel and told her, "David sent us to you to take you to him as his wife."

NET Bible
So the servants of David went to Abigail at Carmel and said to her, "David has sent us to you to bring you back to be his wife."

New Heart English Bible
When the servants of David had come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you, to take you to him as wife."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David's servants came to Abigail at Carmel, they told her, "David has sent us to you so that we can take you to him to be his wife."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke unto her, saying: 'David hath sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.'

New American Standard 1977
When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, “David has sent us to you, to take you as his wife.”

King James 2000 Bible
And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke unto her, saying, David sent us unto you, to take you to be his wife.

American King James Version
And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, David sent us to you, to take you to him to wife.

American Standard Version
And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David hath sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So the servants of David came to Abigaia to Carmel, and spoke to her, saying, David has sent us to thee, to take thee to himself for a wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David's servants came to Abigail to Carmel, and spoke to her, saying: David hath sent us to thee, to take thee to himself for a wife.

Darby Bible Translation
And the servants of David came to Abigail to Carmel, and spoke to her, saying, David has sent us to thee, to take thee as his wife.

English Revised Version
And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David hath sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the servants of David had come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, David hath sent us to thee, to take thee to him for a wife.

World English Bible
When the servants of David had come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you, to take you to him as wife."

Young's Literal Translation
And the servants of David come in unto Abigail at Carmel, and speak unto her, saying, 'David hath sent us unto thee to take thee to him for a wife.'
Study Bible
David Marries Abigail
39On hearing that Nabal was dead, David said, “Blessed be the LORD who has upheld my cause against the reproach of Nabal and has restrained His servant from evil. For the LORD has brought the wickedness of Nabal down upon his own head.” Then David sent word to Abigail, asking for her in marriage. 40When his servants came to Abigail at Carmel, they said, “David has sent us to take you as his wife.” 41She arose, then bowed facedown and said, “Here is your maidservant, ready to serve and to wash the feet of my lord’s servants.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 25:39
On hearing that Nabal was dead, David said, "Blessed be the LORD who has upheld my cause against the reproach of Nabal and has restrained His servant from evil. For the LORD has brought the wickedness of Nabal down upon his own head." Then David sent word to Abigail, asking for her in marriage.

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."

Treasury of Scripture

And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, David sent us to you, to take you to him to wife.

David sent

Genesis 24:37,38,51
And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell: …









Lexicon
When [his]
דָוִ֛ד (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

servants
עַבְדֵ֥י (‘aḇ·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

came
וַיָּבֹ֜אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

at Carmel,
הַכַּרְמֶ֑לָה (hak·kar·me·lāh)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3760: Carmel -- a mountain promontory on the Mediterranean, also a city near Hebron

they said,
וַיְדַבְּר֤וּ (way·ḏab·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

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

has sent us
שְׁלָחָ֣נוּ (šə·lā·ḥā·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

to take you
לְקַחְתֵּ֥ךְ (lə·qaḥ·têḵ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

as his wife.”
לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ (lə·’iš·šāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female
(40) When the servants of David were come to Abigail.--The time that had elapsed between the death of Nabal and this mission of David to Abigail is not specified. The legal time of mourning was fixed at only seven days, but a very considerable period may have elapsed in this case. S. Ambrose allegorises here, as is usual in Patristic expositions, and compares the espousals of Abigail to David after Nabar's death to the union of the Church (i.e., the Gentile world) to Christ after the cessation of its connection with heathenism.--S. Ambrose, Ep. 31 (quoted in Words worth).

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