Bible: 1 Samuel 25:36-42

25:36 When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was holding a banquet in his house like that of the king. Nabal was having a good time 1  and was very intoxicated. She told him absolutely nothing 2  until morning’s light. 25:37 In the morning, when Nabal was sober, 3  his wife told him about these matters. He had a stroke and was paralyzed. 4  25:38 After about ten days the Lord struck Nabal down and he died.

25:39 When David heard that Nabal had died, he said, “Praised be the Lord who has vindicated me and avenged the insult that I suffered from Nabal! 5  The Lord has kept his servant from doing evil, and he has repaid Nabal for his evil deeds.” 6  Then David sent word to Abigail and asked her to become his wife.

25:40 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.” 25:41 She arose, bowed her face toward the ground, and said, “Your female servant, like a lowly servant, will wash 7  the feet of the servants of my lord.” 25:42 Then Abigail quickly went and mounted her donkey, with five of her female servants accompanying her. 8  She followed David’s messengers and became his wife.

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