Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, had no children to the day of her death.
Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David. When they told Saul about this, it 1 pleased him.
When Saul realized 1 that the Lord was with David and that his 2 daughter Michal loved David, 3
So Michal lowered David through the window, and he ran away and escaped.
Saul said to Michal, “Why have you deceived me this way by sending my enemy away? Now he has escaped!” Michal replied to Saul, “He said to me, ‘Help me get away or else I will kill you!’” 1
The sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malki-Shua. 1 He had two daughters; the older one was named Merab and the younger Michal.
(Now Saul had given his daughter Michal, David’s wife, to Paltiel son of Laish, who was from Gallim.)
David sent messengers to Ish-bosheth son of Saul with this demand: 1 “Give me my wife Michal whom I acquired 2 for a hundred Philistine foreskins.”
Then Michal took a household idol 1 and put it on the bed. She put a quilt 2 made of goat’s hair over its head 3 and then covered the idol with a garment.
So David said, “Good! I will make an agreement with you. I ask only one thing from you. You will not see my face unless you bring Saul’s daughter Michal when you come to visit me.” 1
As the ark of the Lord entered the City of David, Saul’s daughter Michal looked out the window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him. 1
As the ark of the Lord’s covenant entered the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked out the window. When she saw King David jumping and celebrating, she despised him. 1
when David, along with his men, went out 1 and struck down two hundred Philistine men. David brought their foreskins and presented all of them to the king so he could become the king’s son-in-law. Saul then gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.
Saul sent messengers to David’s house to guard it and to kill him in the morning. Then David’s wife Michal told him, “If you do not save yourself 1 tonight, tomorrow you will be dead!”
When David went home to pronounce a blessing on his own house, 1 Michal, Saul’s daughter, came out to meet him. 2 She said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished 3 himself this day! He has exposed himself today before his servants’ slave girls the way a vulgar fool 4 might do!”
David replied to Michal, “It was before the Lord! I was celebrating before the Lord, who chose me over your father and his entire family 1 and appointed me as leader over the Lord’s people Israel.
So the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Aiah’s daughter Rizpah whom she had born to Saul, and the five sons of Saul’s daughter Merab 1 whom she had born to Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
Saul became even more afraid of him. 1 Saul continued to be at odds with David from then on. 2
When Saul sent messengers to arrest David, she said, “He’s sick.”
So Ish-bosheth took her 1 from her husband Paltiel 2 son of Laish.