1 Samuel 18:27

“Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore Dauid arose, hee and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men, and Dauid brought their foreskinnes, and they gaue them in full tale to the king, that hee might be the kings sonne in law: and Saul gaue him Michal his daughter to wife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

David rose up and went, he and his men, and struck down two hundred men among the Philistines. Then David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might become the king's son-in-law. So Saul gave him Michal his daughter for a wife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So David and his men got up and went, and put to death two hundred of the Philistines; and David took their private parts and gave the full number of them to the king, so that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for his wife.
- Basic English Bible

when David arose and went, he and his men, and smote of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they delivered them in full to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter as wife.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter for a wife.
- Webster's Bible

and David arose and went, he and his men, and killed of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. Saul gave him Michal his daughter as wife.
- World English Bible

and David riseth and goeth, he and his men, and smiteth among the Philistines two hundred men, and David bringeth in their foreskins, and they set them before the king, to be son-in-law to the king; and Saul giveth to him Michal his daughter for a wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full number to the king, that he might be the king's son-in-law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 18:27


18:27 Two hundred - He doubled the number required; to oblige Saul the more to the performance of his promise; and to shew his great respect and affection to Saul's daughter.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 18

  • Anne
    Saul could not kill David because David's purpose was to be King. God had already anointed him and nothing could stop it.
  • Bible Fan
    Samuel 18:16 makes reference to Isreal and Judah both being behind David...this seems like a premonition that the tribes would separate after Solomon 's death...does "Isreal " suggest an abbreviation for "all tribes beside Judah "? This is the 1st time in the Old Testament that this delineation was made, but i could be wrong
  • I appreciate all the different versions from Bibles to help understand this verse. I was not sure what to make of "the evil Spirit from God " but now I understand that it comes from within oneself. Steming from envy and uncharitableness. Almost in the same sense where Pharaohs heart was "hardened " by God. Terrifyingly awesome power God almighty. You are wonderful!
  • NINA
    The women singing of David 's victory in 1 Sam 17 was the root of Saul 's anger. The anger problem was already something Saul had a problem with,but that song of David killing his TEN THOUSAND was the trigger. Saul had a problem with fear which made him insecure.
  • Ira
    Anger is usually a result of fear. Saul being afraid of David went about to kill him, for he know that GOD was with David, and not him. 1 Samuel 18 29 And Saul was yet the more afraid of David and Saul became David 's enemy continually.t GOD was with David and had left him.
  • Doris
    Jealousy overcame Saul to the point of seeking revenge.

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