Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 Now there was a man in Maon, whose business [was] in Carmel. The man was very rich and {owned} three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. {Now} the shearing of his sheep [was taking place] in Carmel. 3 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. 4 David heard in the wilderness that Nabal [was] shearing his sheep.


Cross References

Joshua 15:13

{According to the commandment of Yahweh to Joshua}, he gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh a plot of ground among the descendants of Judah, Kiriath Arba, which [is] Hebron ([Arba] was Anak's father).

1 Samuel 25:10-11

But Nabal answered David's servants and said, "Who [is] David? And who [is] the son of Jesse? Today, [there] are many servants breaking away from the presence of their masters.

1 Samuel 25:17

And so then, know and {consider} what you should do, for evil has been decided against our master and against all his household, and he [is such] {a wicked man}, {nobody can reason with him}!"

1 Samuel 30:14

We raided the Negev of the Kerethites and that [which belongs] to Judah and then the Negev of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire."

Psalm 10:3

for [the] wicked boasts about the desire of his {heart}, and [the] one greedy for gain curses [and] treats Yahweh with contempt.

Proverbs 14:1

The {wisest of women} builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her hands.

Proverbs 31:10

A woman of excellence, who will find? For her worth [is] far more than precious jewels.

Proverbs 31:26

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and instruction of kindness [is] upon her tongue.

Proverbs 31:30-31

Charm [is] deceit and beauty [is] vain; [but] a woman who fears Yahweh shall be praised.

Isaiah 32:5-7

A fool will no longer be called noble, and a scoundrel will not be said [to be] eminent.

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