And Saul’s servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, “Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king’s son-in-law, since I am a poor man and have no reputation?” And the servants of Saul told him, “Thus and so did David speak.” Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king’s enemies.’” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
Comment: How do you circumcise a whale? You send down four skin divers! Well what Saul asks of David seems even much more dangerous than being involved in that! David again acknowledges that he is not worthy of the king’s daughter in marriage but pressed by Saul’s servants enquired what the bride price asked would be. What was asked couldn’t be bought with money but was in Saul’s mind going to be a fatal challenge to the soldier David. 100 adult male Philistines were not going to give up their foreskins without a fierce fight.
Prayer: Deliver me from all the evil thoughts, like Saul’s, that cross my mind, O God, before I put them into action.