2 Samuel 3:13

Overview - 2 Samuel 3
During the war David still waxes stronger.
Six sons are born to him in Hebron.
Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth,
revolts to David.
13 David requires as a condition to bring him his wife Michal.
17 Abner, having communed with the Israelites, is feasted by David, and dismissed.
22 Joab returning from battle, is displeased with the king, and kills Abner.
28 David curses Joab;
31 and mourns for Abner.
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2 Samuel 3:13  (King James Version)
And he said, Well; I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal Saul's daughter, when thou comest to see my face.

that is
Hebrew saying. Thou shalt.
Genesis 43:3 ; Genesis 44:23 Genesis 44:26

As Michal was not divorced, but violently separated from David, he had a legal right to demand her, and was justified in receiving her again. It is probable, also, that her marriage with Phaltiel was a force upon her inclinations; and whatever affections he might have for her, it was highly criminal for him to take another man's wife. David required Michal probably both out of affection for her, and to strengthen his interest, by asserting his affinity with the house of Saul.

20-23 ; 1 Samuel 18:20-28 ; 19:11-17 1 Chronicles 15:29