Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:31:
you know what the bible says about that?
And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king's son in law: and the days were not expired. 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.
- Samuel Ch. 18
Reply below:Not exactly sure what this means in the context to anything, however, the simple summary of the passage is King Saul had become fiercely jealous of David's growing popularity with his cabinet and subjects. When David was in a position to ask the king to marry his daughter Michal, Saul didn't want money (a standard gift offering). Instead, he gave David a task for which Saul believed would certainly end David's life. Of course, when David returned and gave Saul TWO hundred foreskins (gross) this made Saul angrier. Saul forgot one little detail of his scheme. Jehovah was backing David and would guarantee his success in whatever he did.This comment was edited on Mar 3, 2017, 21:54.
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