1 Samuel 18:26
New International Version
When the attendants told David these things, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. So before the allotted time elapsed,

New Living Translation
David was delighted to accept the offer. Before the time limit expired,

English Standard Version
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king’s son-in-law. Before the time had expired,

Berean Study Bible
When the servants reported these terms to David, he was pleased to become the king’s son-in-law. Before the wedding day arrived,

New American Standard Bible
When his servants told David these words, it pleased David to become the king's son-in-law. Before the days had expired

King James Bible
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.

Christian Standard Bible
When the servants reported these terms to David, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. Before the wedding day arrived,

Contemporary English Version
The officials told David, and David wanted to marry the princess. King Saul had set a time limit, and before it ran out,

Good News Translation
Saul's officials reported to David what Saul had said, and David was delighted with the thought of becoming the king's son-in-law. Before the day set for the wedding,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the servants reported these terms to David, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. Before the wedding day arrived,

International Standard Version
When his officials delivered this message to David, David decided it would be a good thing to become the king's son-in-law. Before the time was up,

NET Bible
So his servants told David these things and David agreed to become the king's son-in-law. Now the specified time had not yet expired

New Heart English Bible
When his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law. The days were not expired;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When his officers told David this, David concluded that it was acceptable to become the king's son-in-law. Before the time was up,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law. And the days were not expired;

New American Standard 1977
When his servants told David these words, it pleased David to become the king’s son-in-law. Before the days had expired

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when his slaves told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law, and the days were not expired.

King James 2000 Bible
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law: and the appointed days were not expired.

American King James Version
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.

American Standard Version
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law. And the days were not expired;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the servants of Saul report these words to David, and David was well pleased to become the son-in-law to the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when his servants had told David the words that Saul had said, the word was pleasing in the eyes of David to be the king's son in law.

Darby Bible Translation
And his servants told David these words; and the thing was right in David's sight to be the king's son-in-law. And the days were not expired,

English Revised Version
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law. And the days were not expired;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law: and the days had not expired.

World English Bible
When his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son-in-law. The days were not expired;

Young's Literal Translation
And his servants declare to David these words, and the thing is right in the eyes of David, to be son-in-law to the king; and the days have not been full,
Study Bible
David Marries Michal
25Saul replied, “Say to David, ‘The king desires no other dowry but a hundred Philistine foreskins as revenge on his enemies.’” But Saul intended to cause David’s death at the hands of the Philistines. 26When the servants reported these terms to David, he was pleased to become the king’s son-in-law. Before the wedding day arrived, 27David and his men went out and killed two hundred Philistines. He brought their foreskins and presented them as payment in full to become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave his daughter Michal to David in marriage.…
Cross References
Genesis 19:12
Then the two men said to Lot, "Do you have anyone else here--a son-in-law, your sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here,

1 Samuel 18:21
"I will give her to David," Saul thought, "so that she may be a snare to him, and the hand of the Philistines may be against him." So Saul said to David, "For a second time now you can be my son-in-law."

Treasury of Scripture

And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired.

the days

1 Samuel 18:21
And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain.

expired [heb] fulfilled







Lexicon
When the servants
עֲבָדָ֤יו (‘ă·ḇā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

reported
וַיַּגִּ֨דוּ (way·yag·gi·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

these
הָאֵ֔לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

terms
הַדְּבָרִ֣ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to David,
לְדָוִד֙ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

he
דָוִ֔ד (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

was pleased
וַיִּשַׁ֤ר (way·yi·šar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3474: To be straight, even, to be, right, pleasant, prosperous

to become the king’s
בַּמֶּ֑לֶךְ (bam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

son-in-law.
לְהִתְחַתֵּ֖ן (lə·hiṯ·ḥat·tên)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2859: To give, away in marriage, to contract affinity by marriage

Before the wedding day arrived,
הַיָּמִֽים׃ (hay·yā·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(26) It pleased David well.--The king's design succeeded well, and the prospect of the alliance with Saul spurred on this brave soldier to more daring achievements, and yet wilder feats of arms. The savage, half-barbarous state of the age, however, comes prominently into view when we reflect upon the ferocious cruelty of such an offer being made and accepted, and carried out with even more than the required number of victims.

Verses 26, 27. - It pleased David well to he the king's son-in-law. Besides the great honour, David, not suspecting any malicious purpose on Saul's part, may have hoped that this relationship would put an end to the miserable state of things which existed between him and Saul. He harboured no treasonable purposes, and would have gladly served Saul faithfully if he had been permitted. The nature also of the dowry fell in with his adventurous and war-loving disposition. The days were not expired. Wherefore, etc. A difficulty arises here from the wrong division of the verses, and from our translators having rendered the clauses as if they were independent of each other. The Hebrew is, "And the days were not full, and David arose, etc. The dowry was to be given within a fixed time, and before it had expired David, who had been forming his plans, set out with his men and made an incursion into the Philistine territory, whence he brought back to the king twice as many foreskins as had been stipulated; and thereupon Michal became David's wife. 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!
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