1 Samuel 18:17-21 NIV

17 Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter1 Merab. I will give her to you in marriage;2 only serve me bravely and fight the battles3 of the LORD." For Saul said to himself,4 "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,5 and what is my family or my father's clan in Israel, that I should become the king's son-in-law?6"

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19 Soa when the time came for Merab,7 Saul's daughter, to be given to David, she was given in marriage to Adriel of Meholah.8

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    • e 18:19 - Or "However,"
      20 Now Saul's daughter Michal9 was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased.10

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          21 "I will give her to him," he thought, "so that she may be a snare11 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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