1 Samuel 18:20
New International Version
Now Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David, and when they told Saul about it, he was pleased.

New Living Translation
In the meantime, Saul’s daughter Michal had fallen in love with David, and Saul was delighted when he heard about it.

English Standard Version
Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David. And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Berean Study Bible
Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David, and when this was reported to Saul, it pleased him.

King James Bible
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

New King James Version
Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David. And they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

New American Standard Bible
Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David. When they informed Saul, the thing was pleasing to him.

NASB 1995
Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David. When they told Saul, the thing was agreeable to him.

NASB 1977
Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David. When they told Saul, the thing was agreeable to him.

Amplified Bible
Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David; and when they told Saul, it pleased him.

Christian Standard Bible
Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David, and when it was reported to Saul, it pleased him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Saul's daughter Michal loved David, and when it was reported to Saul, it pleased him.

American Standard Version
And Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Malkil, daughter of Shaul, loved David, and they told Shaul, and the statement was pleasing in his eyes

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Melchol the daughter of Saul loved David; and it was told Saul, and the thing was pleasing in his eyes.

Contemporary English Version
Saul had another daughter. Her name was Michal, and Saul found out that she was in love with David. This made Saul happy,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Michol the other daughter of Saul loved David. And it was told Saul, and it pleased him.

English Revised Version
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Good News Translation
Saul's daughter Michal, however, fell in love with David, and when Saul heard of this, he was pleased.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, Saul's daughter Michal fell in love with David. When Saul was told about it, the news pleased him.

International Standard Version
Saul's daughter Michal loved David. Saul was informed of this and he liked the idea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Michal Saul's daughter loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Literal Standard Version
And Michal daughter of Saul loves David, and they declare [it] to Saul, and the thing is right in his eyes,

NET Bible
Now Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David. When they told Saul about this, it pleased him.

New Heart English Bible
Mikal, Saul's daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

World English Bible
Michal, Saul's daughter, loved David; and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

Young's Literal Translation
And Michal daughter of Saul loveth David, and they declare to Saul, and the thing is right in his eyes,

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Marries Michal
19So when it was time to give Saul’s daughter Merab to David, she was given in marriage to Adriel of Meholah. 20Now Saul’s daughter Michal loved David, and when this was reported to Saul, it pleased him. 21“I will give her to David,” Saul thought, “so that she may be a snare to him, and the hand of the Philistines may be against him.” So Saul said to David, “For a second time now you can be my son-in-law.”…

Cross References
1 Samuel 14:49
Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchishua. His two daughters were named Merab (his firstborn) and Michal (his younger daughter).

1 Samuel 18:28
When Saul realized that the LORD was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David,

2 Samuel 3:13
"Good," replied David, "I will make a covenant with you. But there is one thing I require of you: Do not appear before me unless you bring Saul's daughter Michal when you come to see me."


Treasury of Scripture

And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.

loved David

1 Samuel 18:28
And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal Saul's daughter loved him.

Judges 16:4,15
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah…

2 Samuel 13:1
And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.









(20) And Michal Saul's daughter loved David.--But the love of the younger of the two royal princesses for her father's brilliant officer gave the unhappy king a fresh excuse to expose David's life to peril, while at the same time he appeared to be endeavouring to carry out an old formal promise.

Verses 20, 21. - Michal... loved David. Probably there was some short lapse of time between Merab's marriage and the growth of this affection, the news of which pleased Saul. He was not an ungenerous man, and possibly may have felt ashamed at having acted so meanly by David after having exposed him to danger. And yet evil thoughts again are uppermost, and his purposes are selfish; for either way Saul will be the gainer. David will probably be slain, he thinks, in trying to get the dowry asked of him; and if not, at all events he will himself be cleared of the stain of public dishonesty now resting upon him. Therefore Saul said to David. Not in person, which accounts for David giving no answer, but through his servants, as is recounted more fully afterwards.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now Saul’s
שָׁא֖וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

Michal
מִיכַ֥ל (mî·ḵal)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4324: Michal -- wife of David

loved
וַתֶּאֱהַ֛ב (wat·te·’ĕ·haḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

David,
דָּוִ֑ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

and when this was reported
וַיַּגִּ֣דוּ (way·yag·gi·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

to Saul,
לְשָׁא֔וּל (lə·šā·’ūl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

it
הַדָּבָ֖ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

pleased
וַיִּשַׁ֥ר (way·yi·šar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3474: To be straight, even, to be, right, pleasant, prosperous

him.
בְּעֵינָֽיו׃ (bə·‘ê·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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