After failing to bring the Ark to Jerusalem, David overindulged in alternate relationships. Rather than adhering to the truth about holy matrimony (i.e., one man united to one woman), David staggered under the influence of an inordinate desire. He splurged on women by collecting an assortment of wives including Michal, Saul’s daughter, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, Abigail the widow of Nabal, Maacah daughter of Talmal King of Gesher, Haggith, Abital, and Eglah. Besides additional wives from Jerusalem, David also took concubines. Eventually, lust caused him to overdose on women.