And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.
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George Leo Haydock
Nabal. Knowing his churlish temper, and that he was drunk at this time, (ver. 36.; Haydock) she might be well excused from the ordinary laws which forbid a wife to dispose of her husband's property, without his consent. The emergency left no time for consultation. She gave a part to save the whole. (Calmet)