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Lexicon :: Strong's H5037 - nāḇāl

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as נָבָל (H5036)
Strong’s Definitions

נָבָל Nâbâl, naw-bawl'; the same as H5036; dolt; Nabal, an Israelite:—Nabal.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H5037 in the following manner: Nabal (18x), Nabhal (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H5037 in the following manner: Nabal (18x), Nabhal (4x).
  1. Nabhal or Nabal = "fool"

    1. a man of Carmel who spurned David's messengers, then died of shock when he realised it might cause his death; his case was pleaded by his wife Abigail who became David's wife after his death

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָבָל Nâbâl, naw-bawl'; the same as H5036; dolt; Nabal, an Israelite:—Nabal.
STRONGS H5037: Abbreviations
II. נָבָל proper name, masculine (on popular etymology see 1 Samuel 25:25 below); — a churlish man of Carmel, whose widow David married 1 Samuel 25:3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 14, 19, 25 (twice in verse) (כִּשְׁמוֺ כֶּןהֿ֔וּא נָבָל שְׁמוֺ וּנְּבָלָה עִמּוֺ), 1 Samuel 25:26 10 times 1 Samuel + 2 Samuel 2:2; 2 Samuel 3:3. Greek Version of the LXX Ναβαλ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

25:3; 25:4; 25:5; 25:9; 25:10; 25:14; 25:19; 25:25; 25:25; 25:26

2 Samuel

2:2; 3:3


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5037 matches the Hebrew נָבָל (nāḇāl),
which occurs 22 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:3 - Now the name of the man was Nabal; H5037 and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:4 - And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal H5037 did shear his sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:5 - And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, H5037 and greet him in my name:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:9 - And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal H5037 according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:10 - And Nabal H5037 answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:14 - But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's H5037 wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:19 - And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal. H5037
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:25 - Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: H5037 for as his name is, so is he; Nabal H5037 is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:26 - Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal. H5037
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal H5037 by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:36 - And Abigail came to Nabal; H5037 and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's H5037 heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:37 - But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, H5037 and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:38 - And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, H5037 that he died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 - And when David heard that Nabal H5037 was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, H5037 and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal H5037 upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:3 - And David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's H5037 wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:5 - And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal H5037 the Carmelite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:2 - So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabal's H5037 wife the Carmelite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:3 - And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of Nabal H5037 the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;
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