Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

(now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in his dealings, and he was a Calebite),

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

The man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name, Abigail. The woman was intelligent and beautiful, but the man, a Calebite, was harsh and evil in [his] dealings.

International Standard Version

The man's name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail. The woman was intelligent and beautiful, while the man was harsh and wicked in his dealings. He was a descendant of Caleb.

A Conservative 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.

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.

Amplified

The man's name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail; she was a woman of good understanding, and beautiful. But the man was rough and evil in his doings; he was a Calebite.

Bible in Basic English

Now this man was named Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail: she was a woman of good sense and pleasing looks: but the man was cruel and evil in his ways; he was of the family of Caleb.

Darby Translation

And 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 a Calebite.

Jubilee 2000 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 hard and evil in his doings, and he was of the lineage of Caleb.

Julia Smith Translation

And the name of the man Nabal; and his wife's name Abigail: and the woman good of understanding, and beautiful of form: and the man hard and evil of works; and he as his dog.

King James 2000

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 surly and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The name of the man [was] Nabal, and the name of his wife [was] Abigail. Now the woman [was] wise and beautiful, but the man [was] stubborn and {mean}, and he [was] as his heart.

Modern King James verseion

And the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail. And she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful form. But the man was cruel and evil in his dealings. And he was of Caleb.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife was Abigail: and she was a woman of good wisdom and beautiful. But the man was churlish and of shrewd conditions and was a Calebite.

NET Bible

The man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail. She was both wise and beautiful, but the man was harsh and his deeds were evil. He was a Calebite.

New Heart English Bible

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 face: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

The Emphasized Bible

Now, the name of the man, was Nabal, and, the name of his wife, Abigail, - and, the woman, was of good understanding, and of beautiful figure, - but, the man, was unfeeling and of evil practices, and he was a Calebite.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

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 face: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the name of the man is Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail, and the woman is of good understanding, and of fair form, and the man is hard and evil in doings; and he is a Calebite.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Now the name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

of the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

נבל 
Nabal 
Usage: 22

and the name
שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

of his wife
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

H26
אביגל אביגיל 
'Abiygayil 
Usage: 17

and she was a woman
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

of good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

and of a beautiful
יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

תּאר 
To'ar 
Usage: 15

but the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

קשׁה 
Qasheh 
Usage: 36

and evil
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

in his doings
מעלל 
Ma`alal 
Usage: 41

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Dog

Context Readings

David And Abigail

2 Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in Carmel 3 (now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in his dealings, and he was a Calebite), 4 that David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.


Cross References

Joshua 15:13

Now he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion among the sons of Judah, according to the command of the LORD to Joshua, namely, Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron).

1 Samuel 25:10-11

But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.

1 Samuel 25:17

"Now therefore, know and consider what you should do, for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man that no one can speak to him."

1 Samuel 30:14

"We made a raid on the Negev of the Cherethites, and on that which belongs to Judah, and on the Negev of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire."

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

Proverbs 14:1

The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 31:10

An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:30-31

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Isaiah 32:5-7

No longer will the fool be called noble, Or the rogue be spoken of as generous.



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