1 Samuel 18:18-23 NIV

18 But David said to Saul, "Who am I,1 and what is my family or my father's clan in Israel, that I should become the king's son-in-law?2"

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19 Soa when the time came for Merab,3 Saul's daughter, to be given to David, she was given in marriage to Adriel of Meholah.4

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    • e 18:19 - Or "However,"
      20 Now Saul's daughter Michal5 was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased.6

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          21 "I will give her to him," he thought, "so that she may be a snare7 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 is pleased with you, and his attendants all like you; now become his son-in-law.' "
              23 They repeated these words to David. But David said, "Do you think it is a small matter to become the king's son-in-law?8 I'm only a poor man and little known."

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