1 Samuel 25:20
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

However intelligible David's wrath may appear in the situation in which he was placed, it was not right before God, but a sudden burst of sinful passion, which was unseemly in a servant of God. By carrying out his intention, he would have sinned against the Lord and against His people. But the Lord preserved him from this sin by the fact that, just at the right time, Abigail, the intelligent and pious wife of Nabal, heard of the affair, and was able to appease the wrath of David by her immediate and kindly interposition.

1 Samuel 25:14-16

Abigail heard from one of (Nabal's) servants what had taken place (בּרך, to wish any one prosperity and health, i.e., to salute, as in 1 Samuel 13:10; and יעט, from עיט, to speak wrathfully: on the form, see at 1 Samuel 15:19 and 1 Samuel 14:32), and also what had been praiseworthy in the behaviour of David's men towards Nabal's shepherds; how they had not only done them no injury, had not robbed them of anything, but had defended them all the while. "They were a wall (i.e., a firm protection) round us by night and by day, as long as we were with them feeding the sheep," i.e., a wall of defence against attacks from the Bedouins living in the desert.

1 Samuel 25:20 Parallel Commentaries

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2 Kings 4:24 Then she saddled an donkey, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not your riding for me, except I bid you.

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

Cross References
1 Samuel 25:19
And she said to her young men, "Go on before me; behold, I come after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

1 Samuel 25:21
Now David had said, "Surely in vain have I guarded all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him, and he has returned me evil for good.

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