thy shepherds: In those times, and at the present day, wandering Arabs, under their several chiefs, think that they have a right to exact contributions of provisions, etc., wherever they come. But David, though he lived in the wilderness like the Arab emirs, had not adopted their manners: one of them, at the head of 600 men, would have demanded, from time to time, some provision or present from Nabal's servants, for permitting them to feed at quiet; and would have driven them away from the watering place upon any dislike. David had done nothing of this kind; but had protected them against those who would.
we hurt: Heb. we shamed, 1Sa 25:15, 1Sa 25:16, 1Sa 25:21, 1Sa 22:2, Isa 11:6-9, Luk 3:14, Phi 2:15, Phi 4:8
Reciprocal: Jos 15:55 - Maon