Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 
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

שׂכל שׂכל 
Sekel 
Usage: 16

and of a beautiful
יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

but the man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

in his doings
מעלל 
Ma`alal 
Usage: 41

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Dog

Context Readings

David And Abigail

2 David got up and went down to the Wilderness of Paran. Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel of Judah, and the man was very rich. He had 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats, and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. 3 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. 4 While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing his sheep.


Cross References

Joshua 15:13

Now Joshua gave an allotment among the descendants of Judah to Jephunneh's son Caleb, just as God told Joshua, Kiriath-arba, which was named after the ancestor of Anak (that is, Hebron).

1 Samuel 25:10-11

Nabal answered David's servants: "Who is David? Who is this son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are breaking away from their masters.

1 Samuel 25:17

Now, be aware of this and consider what you should do. Calamity is being planned against our master and against his entire household. He's such a worthless person that no one can talk to him."

1 Samuel 30:14

The Egyptian replied, "I'm a young Egyptian man, the slave of an Amalekite man. My master abandoned me, because I got sick three days ago. We raided the Negev of the Cherethites, the territory that belongs to Judah, and the Negev of Caleb, and we set Ziklag on fire."

Psalm 10:3

For the wicked one boasts about his own desire; he blesses the greedy and despises the LORD.

Proverbs 14:1

Every wise woman builds up her household, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a capable wife? Her value far exceeds the finest jewels.

Proverbs 31:26

She speaks wisely, teaching with gracious love.

Proverbs 31:30-31

Charm is deceitful and beauty fades; but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised.

Isaiah 32:5-7

People will no longer call a fool noble, nor will a bad person be declared honorable.

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