the LORD smote Nabal
1 Samuel 25:38
25:38 the LORD smote Nabal. David learned an important lesson through Abigail’s willingness to humble herself and apologize for her husband’s churlishness—a lesson even more important for Christian believers today. “Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19; see Deuteronomy 32:35).