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.”
foolish, a descendant of Caleb who dwelt at Maon (1 Sam. 25), the modern Main, 7 miles south-east of Hebron. He was "very great, and he had 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats...but the man was churlish and evil in his doings." During his wanderings David came into that district, and hearing that Nabal was about to shear his sheep, he sent ten of his young men to ask "whatsoever cometh unto thy hand for thy servants." Nabal insultingly resented the demand, saying, "Who is David, and who is the son of Jesse?" (1 Sam. 25:10, 11). One of the shepherds that stood by and saw the reception David's messengers had met with, informed Abigail, Nabal's wife, who at once realized the danger that threatened her household. She forthwith proceeded to the camp of David, bringing with her ample stores of provisions (25:18). She so courteously and persuasively pled her cause that David's anger was appeased, and he said to her, "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel which sent thee this day to meet me." On her return she found her husband incapable from drunkenness of understanding the state of matters, and not till the following day did she explain to him what had happened. He was stunned by a sense of the danger to which his conduct had exposed him. "His heart died within him, and he became as a stone." and about ten days after "the Lord smote Nabal that he died" (1 Sam. 25:37, 38). Not long after David married Abigail (q.v.).