Bible: 1 Samuel 25:26-31

25:26Now, my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as surely as you live, it is the Lord who has kept you from shedding blood and taking matters into your own hands. Now may your enemies and those who seek to harm my lord be like Nabal. 25:27 Now let this present 1  that your servant has brought to my lord be given to the servants who follow 2  my lord. 25:28 Please forgive the sin of your servant, for the Lord will certainly establish the house of my lord, because my lord fights the battles of the Lord. May no evil be found in you all your days! 25:29 When someone sets out to chase you and to take your life, the life of my lord will be wrapped securely in the bag 3  of the living by the Lord your God. But he will sling away the lives of your enemies from the sling’s pocket! 25:30 The Lord will do for my lord everything that he promised you, 4  and he will make 5  you a leader over Israel. 25:31 Your conscience will not be overwhelmed with guilt 6  for having poured out innocent blood and for having taken matters into your own hands. When the Lord has granted my lord success, 7  please remember your servant.”

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