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Please do not let my lord pay any mind to this man of Belial, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name and folly is with him. But as for me, your servant, I did not see my lord’s young men, whom you sent. Bible

“Please do not let my lord.” Abigail addresses David in the third person out of respect.

“sons of Belial.” This is a designation of sons of the Devil. [For more on sons of Belial, see commentary on 1 Sam. 2:12. For more on the unforgivable sin and children of the Devil, see commentary on Matt. 12:31].

“Nabal.” The word “Nabal” means “fool,” but there are several different words for “fool” in Hebrew. “Nabal” refers to a committed, unrepentant fool.


Commentary for: 1 Samuel 25:25