Let not my lord, I pray you, 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 your handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom you did send.
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George Leo Haydock
The king, is not in Hebrew, Septuagint David's title was not yet publicly acknowledged. (Calmet)
But Abigail plainly alludes to it, ver. 28. (Haydock)
Name. Nabal, in Hebrew, signifies a fool. (Calmet)
Thus she extenuates his fault, by attributing it to a deficiency in understanding.