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.

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

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

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,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Fight the Lord's battles - Mr. Calmet properly remarks that the wars of the Hebrews, while conducted by the express orders of God, were truly the wars of the Lord; but when the spirit of worldly ambition and domination became mingled with them, they were no longer the wars of the Lord, but wars of lust and profanity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

loved David

1 Samuel 18:28 And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal Saul's daughter loved him.

Judges 16:4,15 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah...

2 Samuel 13:1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar...

1 Kings 11:1,2 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...

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

pleased him [heb] was right in his eyes

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A Soul's Tragedy
'And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war; and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants. 6. And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. 7. And the women answered one another as they played,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Exile.
David's first years at the court of Saul in Gibeah do not appear to have produced any psalms which still survive. "The sweetest songs are those Which tell of saddest thought." It was natural, then, that a period full of novelty and of prosperous activity, very unlike the quiet days at Bethlehem, should rather accumulate materials for future use than be fruitful in actual production. The old life shut to behind him for ever, like some enchanted door in a hill-side, and an unexplored land lay beckoning
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

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."

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