The Holy Bible - The First Book of Samuel, Chapter 25 (Latin)
1And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
2And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
3Now 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.
4And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.
5And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:
6And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
7And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel.
8Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.
9And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
10And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
11Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?
12So David's young men turned their way, and went again, and came and told him all those sayings.
13And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
14But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.
15But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:
16They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.
17Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
18Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
19And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.
20And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.
21Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.
22So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
23And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
24And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.
25Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.
26Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.
27And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.
28I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.
29Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.
30And it shall come to pass, when the LORD shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;
31That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.
32And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:
33And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.
34For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
35So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.
36And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
37But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.
38And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.
39And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
40And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife.
41And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.
42And Abigail hasted, and arose and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
43David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.
44But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which was of Gallim.
1mortuus est autem Samuhel et congregatus est universus Israhel et planxerunt eum et sepelierunt in domo sua in Rama consurgensque David descendit in desertum Pharan
2erat autem vir quispiam in solitudine Maon et possessio eius in Carmelo et homo ille magnus nimis erantque ei oves tria milia et mille caprae et accidit ut tonderetur grex eius in Carmelo
3nomen autem viri illius erat Nabal et nomen uxoris eius Abigail eratque mulier illa prudentissima et speciosa porro vir eius durus et pessimus et malitiosus erat autem de genere Chaleb
4cum ergo audisset David in deserto quod tonderet Nabal gregem suum
5misit decem iuvenes et dixit eis ascendite in Carmelum et venietis ad Nabal et salutabitis eum ex nomine meo pacifice
6et dicetis sic fratribus meis et tibi pax et domui tuae pax et omnibus quaecumque habes sit pax
7audivi quod tonderent pastores tui qui erant nobiscum in deserto numquam eis molesti fuimus nec aliquando defuit eis quicquam de grege omni tempore quo fuerunt nobiscum in Carmelo
8interroga pueros tuos et indicabunt tibi nunc ergo inveniant pueri gratiam in oculis tuis in die enim bona venimus quodcumque invenerit manus tua da servis tuis et filio tuo David
9cumque venissent pueri David locuti sunt ad Nabal omnia verba haec ex nomine David et siluerunt
10respondens autem Nabal pueris David ait quis est David et quis est filius Isai hodie increverunt servi qui fugiunt dominos suos
11tollam ergo panes meos et aquas meas et carnes pecorum quae occidi tonsoribus meis et dabo viris quos nescio unde sint
12regressi sunt itaque pueri David per viam suam et reversi venerunt et nuntiaverunt ei omnia verba quae dixerat
13tunc David ait viris suis accingatur unusquisque gladio suo et accincti sunt singuli gladio suo accinctusque est et David ense suo et secuti sunt David quasi quadringenti viri porro ducenti remanserunt ad sarcinas
14Abigail autem uxori Nabal nuntiavit unus de pueris dicens ecce misit David nuntios de deserto ut benedicerent domino nostro et aversus est eos
15homines isti boni satis fuerunt nobis et non molesti nec quicquam aliquando periit omni tempore quo sumus conversati cum eis in deserto
16pro muro erant nobis tam in nocte quam in die omnibus diebus quibus pavimus apud eos greges
17quam ob rem considera et recogita quid facias quoniam conpleta est malitia adversum virum tuum et adversus domum tuam et ipse filius est Belial ita ut nemo ei possit loqui
18festinavit igitur Abigail et tulit ducentos panes et duos utres vini et quinque arietes coctos et quinque sata pulentae et centum ligaturas uvae passae et ducentas massas caricarum et inposuit super asinos
19dixitque pueris suis praecedite me ecce ego post tergum sequar vos viro autem suo Nabal non indicavit
20cum ergo ascendisset asinum et descenderet ad radices montis David et viri eius descendebant in occursum eius quibus et illa occurrit
21et ait David vere frustra servavi omnia quae huius erant in deserto et non periit quicquam de cunctis quae ad eum pertinebant et reddidit mihi malum pro bono
22haec faciat Deus inimicis David et haec addat si reliquero de omnibus quae ad eum pertinent usque mane mingentem ad parietem
23cum autem vidisset Abigail David festinavit et descendit de asino et procidit coram David super faciem suam et adoravit super terram
24et cecidit ad pedes eius et dixit in me sit domine mi haec iniquitas loquatur obsecro ancilla tua in auribus tuis et audi verba famulae tuae
25ne ponat oro dominus meus rex cor suum super virum istum iniquum Nabal quia secundum nomen suum stultus est et est stultitia cum eo ego autem ancilla tua non vidi pueros tuos domine mi quos misisti
26nunc ergo domine mi vivit Dominus et vivit anima tua qui prohibuit te ne venires in sanguine et salvavit manum tuam tibi et nunc fiant sicut Nabal inimici tui et qui quaerunt domino meo malum
27quapropter suscipe benedictionem hanc quam adtulit ancilla tua tibi domino meo et da pueris qui sequuntur te dominum meum
28aufer iniquitatem famulae tuae faciens enim faciet tibi Dominus domino meo domum fidelem quia proelia Domini domine mi tu proeliaris malitia ergo non inveniatur in te omnibus diebus vitae tuae
29si enim surrexerit aliquando homo persequens te et quaerens animam tuam erit anima domini mei custodita quasi in fasciculo viventium apud Dominum Deum tuum porro anima inimicorum tuorum rotabitur quasi in impetu et circulo fundae
30cum ergo fecerit tibi Dominus domino meo omnia quae locutus est bona de te et constituerit te ducem super Israhel
31non erit tibi hoc in singultum et in scrupulum cordis domino meo quod effuderis sanguinem innoxium aut ipse te ultus fueris et cum benefecerit Dominus domino meo recordaberis ancillae tuae
32et ait David ad Abigail benedictus Dominus Deus Israhel qui misit te hodie in occursum meum et benedictum eloquium tuum
33et benedicta tu quae prohibuisti me hodie ne irem ad sanguinem et ulciscerer me manu mea
34alioquin vivit Dominus Deus Israhel qui prohibuit me malum facere tibi nisi cito venisses in occursum mihi non remansisset Nabal usque ad lucem matutinam mingens ad parietem
35suscepit ergo David de manu eius omnia quae adtulerat ei dixitque ei vade pacifice in domum tuam ecce audivi vocem tuam et honoravi faciem tuam
36venit autem Abigail ad Nabal et ecce erat ei convivium in domo eius quasi convivium regis et cor Nabal iucundum erat enim ebrius nimis et non indicavit ei verbum pusillum aut grande usque in mane
37diluculo autem cum digessisset vinum Nabal indicavit ei uxor sua verba haec et emortuum est cor eius intrinsecus et factus est quasi lapis
38cumque pertransissent decem dies percussit Dominus Nabal et mortuus est
39quod cum audisset David mortuum Nabal ait benedictus Dominus qui iudicavit causam obprobrii mei de manu Nabal et servum suum custodivit a malo et malitiam Nabal reddidit Dominus in caput eius misit ergo David et locutus est ad Abigail ut sumeret eam sibi in uxorem
40et venerunt pueri David ad Abigail in Carmelum et locuti sunt ad eam dicentes David misit nos ad te ut accipiat te sibi in uxorem
41quae consurgens adoravit prona in terram et ait ecce famula tua sit in ancillam ut lavet pedes servorum domini mei
42et festinavit et surrexit Abigail et ascendit super asinum et quinque puellae ierunt cum ea pedisequae eius et secuta est nuntios David et facta est illi uxor
43sed et Ahinoem accepit David de Iezrahel et fuit utraque uxor eius
44Saul autem dedit Michol filiam suam uxorem David Falti filio Lais qui erat de Gallim