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.

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.

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
5Now behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen, and he said, "What is the matter with the people that they weep?" So they related to him the words of the men of Jabesh. 6Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and he became very angry. 7He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, "Whoever does not come out after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen." Then the dread of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out as one man.…
Cross References
Judges 3:10
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. When he went out to war, the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand, so that he prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim.

Judges 6:34
So the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon; and he blew a trumpet, and the Abiezrites were called together to follow him.

Judges 11:29
Now the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, so that he passed through Gilead and Manasseh; then he passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from Mizpah of Gilead he went on to the sons of Ammon.

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

Judges 14:6
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so that he tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.

Judges 15:14
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him. And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily so that the ropes that were on his arms were as flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds dropped from his hands.

1 Samuel 10:10
When they came to the hill there, behold, a group of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them.

1 Samuel 16:13
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.

1 Samuel 16:14
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized 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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