Abigail properly resolved to defer any conversation with Nabal till the morning, when she disclosed the whole affair.
So he sent to Nabal's wife, and invited her to come to him, to live with him, and to be his wife.
I cannot justify the conduct of Abigail, the wife of Nabal, who took presents to David.
She reminds us of the self-possession of Jael, or of Abigail, the wife of Nabal.
Abigail took better care of Nabal's house than he did himself.
Nabal, who knew nothing about David, and cared less, refused.
And when David's servants came, they spoke to Nabal all these words in David's name, and then held their peace.
As to the nature of his conduct at this time, no room is left for doubt by the story of Nabal.
Thus we find perpetuated the old system under which Davids band protected the cattle of Nabal.
And Nabal did die suddenly, a few days after he had been “very drunken.”