1 Samuel 25:16
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New International Version
Night and day they were a wall around us the whole time we were herding our sheep near them.

King James Bible
They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Darby Bible Translation
They were a wall to us both by night and day, all the while we were with them feeding the sheep.

World English Bible
They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.

Young's Literal Translation
a wall they have been unto us both by night and by day, all the days of our being with them, feeding the flock.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Who is David? - Nabal's answer shows the surliness of his disposition. It was unjust to refuse so reasonable a request; and the manner of the refusal was highly insulting. It is true what his own servants said of him, He is such a son of Belial that one cannot speak to him, 1 Samuel 25:17.

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a wall

Exodus 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the middle of the sea on the dry ground: and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand...

Job 1:10 Have not you made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he has on every side?...

Jeremiah 15:20 And I will make you to this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you...

Zechariah 2:5 For I, said the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the middle of her.

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If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Appendix xix. On Eternal Punishment, According to the Rabbis and the New Testament
THE Parables of the Ten Virgins' and of the Unfaithful Servant' close with a Discourse on the Last Things,' the final Judgment, and the fate of those Christ's Righ Hand and at His Left (St. Matt. xxv. 31-46). This final Judgment by our Lord forms a fundamental article in the Creed of the Church. It is the Christ Who comes, accompanied by the Angelic Host, and sits down on the throne of His Glory, when all nations are gathered before Him. Then the final separation is made, and joy or sorrow awarded
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Exodus 14:22
and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

1 Samuel 25:17
Now think it over and see what you can do, because disaster is hanging over our master and his whole household. He is such a wicked man that no one can talk to him."

Job 1:10
"Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.

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