That this shall be no grief unto you, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid.
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George Leo Haydock
Scruple. Hebrew, "scandal "or sin, for David might defend himself, but ought not to attack or take revenge, like a king. (Grotius)
Innocent. Many of Nabal's family were such, and even his fault did not deserve death. Hebrew, "shed blood without cause. "(Calmet)
Handmaid, who has suggested this good advice. (Menochius)
David was so much pleased with her prudence and beauty, that he afterwards married her.