1 Samuel 18:12-22 NIV

12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul.

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13 So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns.

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14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him.

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15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him.
16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns.

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17 Saul said to David, “Here is my older daughter Merab. I will give her to you in marriage; only serve me bravely and fight the battles of the LORD.” For Saul said to himself, “I will not raise a hand against him. Let the Philistines do that!”

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18 But David said to Saul, “Who am I, and what is my family or my clan in Israel, that I should become the king’s son-in-law?”

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19 Soa when the time came for Merab, Saul’s daughter, to be given to David, she was given in marriage to Adriel of Meholah.

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    • ˜ 18:19 - Or "However,"
      20 Now Saul’s daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased.

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          21 “I will give her to him,” he thought, “so that she may be a snare to him and so that the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” So Saul said to David, “Now you have a second opportunity to become my son-in-law.”

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              22 Then Saul ordered his attendants: “Speak to David privately and say, ‘Look, the king likes you, and his attendants all love you; now become his son-in-law.’ ”