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Strong's #5037 - נָבָל

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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

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (22)
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 2
NAS (22)
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 2
HCS (22)
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 2
BSB (22)
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 2
ESV (22)
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 2
WEB (22)
1 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 2
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 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 10t. 1Samuel + 2 Samuel 2:2; 2 Samuel 3:3. ᵐ5 Ναβαλ.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נָבָל fem. נְבָלָה adj.

(1)  stupid, foolish, Proverbs 17:7, 21 Proverbs 17:21; Jeremiah 17:11. More often

(2) impious, abandoned, wicked (comp. אֱוִיל), 1 Samuel 25:25; 2 Samuel 3:33 specially impious, ungodly. Job 2:10; Psalms 14:1, 53:2, אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים “the fool saith in his heart, there is no God.” The Arabs use with the same extent of signification the word كافر.

(3) [Nabal], pr.n. m. 1 Samuel 25:3, seq.

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List of Word Forms
כְנָבָל֙ כנבל לְנָבָ֛ל לנבל מִנָּבָ֔ל מנבל נָבָ֔ל נָבָ֖ל נָבָ֗ל נָבָ֛ל נָבָ֜ל נָבָ֡ל נָבָ֣ל נָבָ֥ל נָבָל֒ נָבָל֙ נבל chenaVal ḵə·nā·ḇāl ḵənāḇāl lə·nā·ḇāl lənāḇāl lenaVal min·nā·ḇāl minnāḇāl minnaVal nā·ḇāl nāḇāl naVal
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