Michal (Mi´kuhl; short form of Heb. Michael, “who is like God?”)

Saul’s younger daughter (1Sam 14:49), who became David’s wife. Her love for David was exploited by Saul, who hoped to dispose of David by asking an unusual and difficult bridal price (1Sam 18:20-29). Like her brother Jonathan, she saved David from Saul’s attempt to kill him, cleverly covering up his escape (1Sam 19:11-17). Saul later gave Michal to Palti (1Sam 25:44), but she was returned to David as part of a political bargain (2Sam 3:12-16). Michal and David quarreled over his behavior before the Ark (2Sam 6:12-23; 1Chr 15:29), with tragic consequences for Michal: she died childless.

1Sam 14:49

49Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchishua; and the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn was Merab, and the name of ... View more

1Sam 18:20-29

20Now Saul's daughter Michal loved David. Saul was told, and the thing pleased him.21Saul thought, “Let me give her to him that she may be a snare for him and t ... View more

1Sam 19:11-17

11Saul sent messengers to David's house to keep watch over him, planning to kill him in the morning. David's wife Michal told him, “If you do not save your life ... View more

1Sam 25:44

44Saul had given his daughter Michal, David's wife, to Palti son of Laish, who was from Gallim.

2Sam 3:12-16

12Abner sent messengers to David at Hebron, saying, “To whom does the land belong? Make your covenant with me, and I will give you my support to bring all Israe ... View more

2Sam 6:12-23

12It was told King David, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up ... View more

1Chr 15:29

29As the ark of the covenant of the Lord came to the city of David, Michal daughter of Saul looked out of the window, and saw King David leaping and dancing; an ... View more

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