Abigail bore Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.
Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah’s three sons were Abshai, 1 Joab, and Asahel.
Then David said to Abigail, “Praised 1 be the Lord, the God of Israel, who has sent you this day to meet me!
But one of the servants told Nabal’s wife Abigail, “David sent messengers from the desert to greet 1 our lord, but he screamed at them.
When Abigail saw David, she got down quickly from the donkey, threw herself down before David, and bowed to the ground.
So the servants of David went to Abigail at Carmel and said to her, “David has sent us to you to bring you back to be his wife.”
David’s two wives had been taken captive – Ahinoam the Jezreelite and Abigail the Carmelite, Nabal’s widow.
So David went up, along with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelite and Abigail, formerly the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
These were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam from Jezreel; the second was Daniel, whose mother was Abigail from Carmel;
Then Abigail quickly went and mounted her donkey, with five of her female servants accompanying her. 1 She followed David’s messengers and became his wife.
David settled with Achish in Gath, along with his men and their families. 1 David had with him his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelite and Abigail the Carmelite, Nabal’s widow.
Absalom had made Amasa general in command of the army in place of Joab. (Now Amasa was the son of an Israelite man named Jether, who had married 1 Abigail the daughter of Nahash and sister of Zeruiah, Joab’s mother.)
So Abigail quickly took two hundred loaves of bread, two containers 1 of wine, five prepared sheep, five seahs 2 of roasted grain, a hundred bunches of raisins, and two hundred lumps of pressed figs. She loaded them on donkeys
When Abigail went back to Nabal, he was holding a banquet in his house like that of the king. Nabal was having a good time 1 and was very intoxicated. She told him absolutely nothing 2 until morning’s light.
When David heard that Nabal had died, he said, “Praised be the Lord who has vindicated me and avenged the insult that I suffered from Nabal! 1 The Lord has kept his servant from doing evil, and he has repaid Nabal for his evil deeds.” 2 Then David sent word to Abigail and asked her to become his wife.