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 1 Samuel 16:14 - 23
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 16
16:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil F58 spirit from the LORD tormented him.
 
16:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul's attendants said to him, "See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.
 
16:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes upon you, and you will feel better."
 
16:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Saul said to his attendants, "Find someone who plays well and bring him to me."
 
16:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
One of the servants answered, "I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him."
 
16:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David, who is with the sheep."
 
16:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul.
 
16:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers.
 
16:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, "Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him."
 
16:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F58 Or injurious; also in verses 15, 16 and 23

 
 

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