1 Samuel 18:20
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New International Version
Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased.

New Living Translation
In the meantime, Saul's daughter Michal had fallen in love with David, and Saul was delighted when he heard about it.

English Standard Version
Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David. And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

New American Standard Bible
Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David. When they told Saul, the thing was agreeable to him.

King James Bible
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Saul's daughter Michal loved David, and when it was reported to Saul, it pleased him.

International Standard Version
Saul's daughter Michal loved David. Saul was informed of this and he liked the idea.

NET Bible
Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David. When they told Saul about this, it pleased him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, Saul's daughter Michal fell in love with David. When Saul was told about it, the news pleased him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Michal, Saul's other daughter, loved David, and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

King James 2000 Bible
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

American King James Version
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

American Standard Version
And Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Michol the other daughter of Saul loved David. And it was told Saul, and it pleased him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing was right in his sight.

English Revised Version
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

World English Bible
Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Michal daughter of Saul loveth David, and they declare to Saul, and the thing is right in his eyes,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:12-30 For a long time David was kept in continual apprehension of falling by the hand of Saul, yet he persevered in meek and respectful behaviour towards his persecutor. How uncommon is such prudence and discretion, especially under insults and provocations! Let us inquire if we imitate this part of the exemplary character before us. Are we behaving wisely in all our ways? Is there no sinful omission, no rashness of spirit, nothing wrong in our conduct? Opposition and perverseness in others, will not excuse wrong tempers in us, but should increase our care, and attention to the duties of our station. Consider Him that endured contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be weary and faint in your minds, Heb 12:3. If David magnified the honour of being son-in-law to king Saul, how should we magnify the honour of being sons to the King of kings!

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 20, 21. - Michal... loved David. Probably there was some short lapse of time between Merab's marriage and the growth of this affection, the news of which pleased Saul. He was not an ungenerous man, and possibly may have felt ashamed at having acted so meanly by David after having exposed him to danger. And yet evil thoughts again are uppermost, and his purposes are selfish; for either way Saul will be the gainer. David will probably be slain, he thinks, in trying to get the dowry asked of him; and if not, at all events he will himself be cleared of the stain of public dishonesty now resting upon him. Therefore Saul said to David. Not in person, which accounts for David giving no answer, but through his servants, as is recounted more fully afterwards.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David,.... His youngest daughter fell in love with him, because of the comeliness of his person, his gallant behaviour, his wise conduct, and the general esteem and reputation he was had in, as may be supposed:

and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him; not that his daughter loved David, or that he should be his son-in-law, but that he should have an opportunity, as he hoped, of destroying David, which he had lost by giving his elder daughter to another; as also of retrieving his credit with the people, which was greatly sunk by using David in the manner he did, who had become the darling of the people.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. Michal Saul's daughter loved David—This must have happened some time after.

they told Saul, and the thing pleased him—Not from any favor to David, but he saw that it would be turned to the advancement of his malicious purposes, and the more so when, by the artful intrigues and flattery of his spies, the loyal sentiments of David were discovered.

1 Samuel 18:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
David Marries Michal
19So it came about at the time when Merab, Saul's daughter, should have been given to David, that she was given to Adriel the Meholathite for a wife. 20Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David. When they told Saul, the thing was agreeable to him. 21Saul thought, "I will give her to him that she may become a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him." Therefore Saul said to David, "For a second time you may be my son-in-law today."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:49
Saul's sons were Jonathan, Ishvi and Malki-Shua. The name of his older daughter was Merab, and that of the younger was Michal.

1 Samuel 18:28
When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David,

2 Samuel 3:13
"Good," said David. "I will make an agreement with you. But I demand one thing of you: Do not come into my presence unless you bring Michal daughter of Saul when you come to see me."
Treasury of Scripture

And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

loved David

1 Samuel 18:28 And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal …

Judges 16:4,15 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley …

2 Samuel 13:1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had …

1 Kings 11:1,2 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter …

Hosea 3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer …

pleased him [heb] was right in his eyes

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