Saul ordered his officials to speak to David in private, so they went to David and said, “Look, the king likes you, and all of his officials are loyal to you. Why not ask the king if you can marry his daughter Michal?” “I’m not rich or famous enough to marry princess Michal!” David answered.
Saul’s servants said these words ·to [L in the ears of] David, but David answered, “Do you think it is ·easy [L a small/trivial thing] to become the king’s son-in-law? I am poor and ·unimportant [have no position/reputation; C David cannot afford to pay the expected dowry].”
And the avadim of Sha’ul spoke those devarim in the ears of Dovid. And Dovid said, Seemeth it a light thing in your eyes to become Choson to HaMelech, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?
So Saul’s servants spoke these words to David as requested, but again he replied modestly. David: Does it seem to you such a simple thing that I should become the king’s son-in-law? What about the fact that I have no money to pay the brideprice and come from an unknown family with no political connections?
And the servants of Saul spake all these words in the ears of David. And David said, Whether it seem little to you (for) me to be the king’s son-in-law? Forsooth I am a poor man, and a feeble (I am but a poor and feeble man).
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