1 Samuel 11:6
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New International Version
When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he burned with anger.

New Living Translation
Then the Spirit of God came powerfully upon Saul, and he became very angry.

English Standard Version
And the Spirit of God rushed upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly kindled.

Berean Study Bible
When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he burned with great anger.

New American Standard Bible
Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became very angry.

King James Bible
And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

Christian Standard Bible
When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God suddenly came powerfully on him, and his anger burned furiously.

Contemporary English Version
Then the Spirit of God suddenly took control of Saul and made him furious.

Good News Translation
When Saul heard this, the spirit of God took control of him, and he became furious.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God suddenly took control of him, and his anger burned furiously.

International Standard Version
When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God came on him, and he was very angry.

NET Bible
The Spirit of God rushed upon Saul when he heard these words, and he became very angry.

New Heart English Bible
The Spirit of God came mightily on Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he heard this news, God's Spirit came over him, and he became very angry.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the spirit of God came mightily upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.

New American Standard 1977
Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became very angry.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Spirit of God prospered Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

King James 2000 Bible
And the spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

American King James Version
And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

American Standard Version
And the Spirit of God came mightily upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the spirit of the Lord came upon Saul, when he had heard these words, and his anger was exceedingly kindled.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.

English Revised Version
And the spirit of God came mightily upon Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

World English Bible
The Spirit of God came mightily on Saul when he heard those words, and his anger was kindled greatly.

Young's Literal Translation
And the Spirit of God doth prosper over Saul, in his hearing these words, and his anger burneth greatly,
Study Bible
Saul Defeats the Ammonites
5Just then Saul was returning from the field, behind his oxen. “What troubles the people?” asked Saul. “Why are they weeping?” And they relayed to him the words of the men from Jabesh. 6When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he burned with great anger. 7He took a pair of oxen, cut them into pieces, and sent them by messengers them throughout the land of Israel, proclaiming, “This is what will be done to the oxen of anyone who does not march behind Saul and Samuel.” Then the terror of the LORD fell upon the people, and they turned out as one man.…
Cross References
Judges 3:10
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he became Israel's judge and went out to war. And the LORD delivered Cushan-rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who prevailed against him.

Judges 6:34
So the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew the trumpet and rallied the Abiezrites behind him.

Judges 11:29
Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed through Gilead and Manasseh, then through Mizpah of Gilead. And from there he advanced against the Ammonites.

Judges 13:25
And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him at Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 14:6
and the Spirit of the LORD took control of him, and he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as one would tear a young goat. But he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.

Judges 15:14
When Samson arrived in Lehi, the Philistines came out shouting against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him. The ropes on his arms became like burnt flax, and the bonds broke loose from his hands.

1 Samuel 10:10
When Saul and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied along with them.

1 Samuel 16:13
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. Then Samuel set out and went to Ramah.

1 Samuel 16:14
After the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, a spirit of distress from the LORD began to torment him.

Treasury of Scripture

And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

Spirit of God

1 Samuel 10:10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets …

1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the middle …

Judges 3:10 And the Spirit of the LORD came on him, and he judged Israel, and …

Judges 6:34 But the Spirit of the LORD came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; …

Judges 11:29 Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Jephthah, and he passed over …

Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp …

Judges 14:6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily on him, and he rent him …

his anger

Exodus 32:19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came near to the camp, that he …

Numbers 12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were on …

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved …

Ephesians 4:26 Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:

(6) And the Spirit of God came upon Saul.--Nothing, perhaps, could have moved Saul so deeply as this news respecting the distress of Jabesh-gilead; he was affected not merely by the disgrace to Israel over which the Eternal had so lately directed him to be anointed king, but by the sore peril which menaced the ancient friend and ally of his tribe. On Saul's heart, thus prepared for action, the Holy Spirit fell, and endued him with extraordinary wisdom, valour, and power for the great and difficult work which lay before him.

We read of the Spirit of the Lord coming upon men like Othniel (Judges 3:10) and the other great Israelitic judges, who were raised up to be in their day the deliverers of the people; and the immediate result of the Spirit of the Lord coming upon them was to impart new and unusual power to their spirit, power which enabled them successfully to surmount every danger and difficulty which barred the progress of the great work they were specially called upon to do.

Verse 6. - And the Spirit of God came upon Saul. Rather, descended mightily upon Saul (see 1 Samuel 10:6). No miraculous influence is here meant; far more full of meaning and piety is the lesson so constantly taught in the Book of Judges, that all mighty and noble acts are from God (Judges 3:10; Judges 6:34; Judges 11:29; Judges 13:25; Judges 14:6; Judges 15:14, etc.). Even the heathen saw in enthusiasm something Divine, for it means the having God within. The energy with which Saul acted was strictly natural, but yet as truly Divine; and it is a sign of the irreligion of modern days that it can see and hear of great and heroic achievements and assign no part in them to God. In the days of Samuel and the judges the whole glory of such acts was ascribed to God. But equally now, whenever men are moved to noble acts, it is "the breath of God" that descends upon them and inspires them. And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings,.... And filled him with pity and compassion to the inhabitants of Jabesh, and with wisdom and prudence, and set his thoughts at work to contrive ways and means for their relief, and with fortitude, courage, and resolution, to attempt their deliverance; so the Targum,"the spirit of fortitude from the Lord dwelt on Saul:''and his anger was kindled greatly; against Nahash the Ammonite for insulting Israel, and threatening to use the inhabitants of Jabesh in such a cruel manner. 11:1-11 The first fruit of Saul's government was the rescue of Jabesh-gilead from the Ammonites. To save their lives, men will part with liberty, and even consent to have their eyes put out; is it then no wisdom to part with that sin which is as dear to us as our right eye, rather than to be cast into hell-fire? See the faith and confidence of Saul, and, grounded thereon, his courage and resolution. See also his activity in this business. When the Spirit of the Lord comes upon men, it will make them expert, even without experience. When zeal for the glory of God, and love for the brethren, urge men to earnest efforts, and when God is pleased to help, great effects may speedily be produced.
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