1 Samuel 25:3
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English Standard Version
Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite.

King James Bible
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

American Standard Version
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail; and the woman was of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now the name of the man was Nabal: and the name of his wife was Abigail. And she was a prudent and very comely woman, but her husband was churlish, and very bad and ill natured: and he was of the house of Caleb.

English Revised Version
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and the woman was of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

1 Samuel 25:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"If a man meet with his enemy, will he send him (let him go) in peace?" This sentence is to be regarded as a question, which requires a negative reply, and expresses the thought: When a man meets with an enemy, he does not generally let him escape without injury. But thou hast acted very differently towards me. This thought is easily supplied from the context, and what follows attaches itself to this: "The Lord repay thee good for what thou hast done to me this day."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

good

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Proverbs 31:26,30,31 She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness...

was churlish

1 Samuel 25:10,11,17 And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse...

Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom the LORD abhors.

Isaiah 32:5-7 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful...

and he was {Wehoo calibbee} literally, `and he was a Calebite;' but as the word {cailev} signifies {a dog}, the Septuagint has understood it as implying a man of {canine disposition}, and translated it, (), `and he was a doggish man.' It is understood in the same way by the Syriac and Arabic.

Cross References
Joshua 15:13
According to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the people of Judah, Kiriath-arba, that is, Hebron (Arba was the father of Anak).

1 Samuel 25:4
David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.

1 Samuel 30:14
We had made a raid against the Negeb of the Cherethites and against that which belongs to Judah and against the Negeb of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire."

Proverbs 31:10
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

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