And when his servants told David these words
That the king desired no other dowry than an hundred foreskins of the Philistines:
it pleased David well to be the king's son in law;
on such conditions; partly because of the honour of it, and partly because of his love to Michal; and chiefly because it would give him an opportunity of destroying the enemies of God, and of his people, as well as such a match would lead the way, and be a step in Providence to ascend the throne designed for him in due time:
and the days were not expired;
neither for the bringing in of the foreskins, nor for the consummation of the marriage.