The praier or wish of Abigaël for king Dauid, against his enimies.
1. Samuel. 25, 24.
OH my Lord, I haue committed the iniquitie: and I praie thee let thine handmaid speake vnto thee, and heare thou the words of thine handmaid. Let not my Lord I praie thee re∣gard this wicked man Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name, and follie is with him: but I thine handmaid sawe not the yoong men of my Lord, whome thou sentest. Now therefore my Lord, as the Lord liueth, & as thy soule liueth, the Lord, I say, that hath withholden thee from comming to shed blood, and that thine hand should not saue thee, [nor reuenge thée on thine enimies.] So now, I pray God that thine enimies, and they that intend to doo my Lord euill, may be as Nabal: and I praie thee, forget the trespasse of thine handmaid, &c.