1 Samuel 16:17
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New International Version
So Saul said to his attendants, "Find someone who plays well and bring him to me."

New Living Translation
"All right," Saul said. "Find me someone who plays well, and bring him here."

English Standard Version
So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me a man who can play well and bring him to me.”

Berean Study Bible
And Saul commanded his servants, “Find me someone who plays well, and bring him to me.”

New American Standard Bible
So Saul said to his servants, "Provide for me now a man who can play well and bring him to me."

King James Bible
And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul commanded his servants, "Find me someone who plays well and bring him to me."

Contemporary English Version
"All right," Saul answered. "Find me someone who is good at playing the harp and bring him here."

Good News Translation
Saul ordered them, "Find me a man who plays well and bring him to me."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Saul commanded his servants, "Find me someone who plays well and bring him to me."

International Standard Version
Saul told his servants, "Find a man for me who can play well and bring him to me."

NET Bible
So Saul said to his servants, "Find me a man who plays well and bring him to me."

New Heart English Bible
Saul said to his servants, "Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul told his officials, "Please find me a man who can play well and bring him to me."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul said unto his servants: 'Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.'

New American Standard 1977
So Saul said to his servants, “Provide for me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul said unto his slaves, Provide me now a man that can play well and bring him to me.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

American King James Version
And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

American Standard Version
And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saul said to his servants: Provide me then some man that can play well, and bring him to me.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

English Revised Version
And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

World English Bible
Saul said to his servants, "Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me."

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul saith unto his servants, 'Provide, I pray you, for me a man playing well -- then ye have brought him in unto me.'
Study Bible
David Serves Saul
16Let our lord command your servants here to seek out someone who can skillfully play the harp. Whenever the spirit of distress from God is upon you, he is to play it, and you will be well.” 17And Saul commanded his servants, “Find me someone who plays well, and bring him to me.” 18One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a mighty man of valor, a warrior, eloquent and handsome, and the LORD is with him.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 16:16
Let our lord command your servants here to seek out someone who can skillfully play the harp. Whenever the spirit of distress from God is upon you, he is to play it, and you will be well."

1 Samuel 16:18
One of the servants answered, "I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a mighty man of valor, a warrior, eloquent and handsome, and the LORD is with him."

Treasury of Scripture

And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.







And Saul said unto his servants,.... Approving of, and pleased with the advice they gave:

provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me; for being a sovereign prince, he could command whom he would to attend to his person and service. 16:14-23 Saul is made a terror to himself. The Spirit of the Lord departed from him. If God and his grace do not rule us, sin and Satan will have possession of us. The devil, by the Divine permission, troubled and terrified Saul, by the corrupt humours of his body, and passions of his mind. He grew fretful, peevish, and discontented, and at times a madman. It is a pity that music, which may be serviceable to the good temper of the mind, should ever be abused, to support vanity and luxury, and made an occasion of drawing the heart from God and serious things. That is driving away the good Spirit, not the evil spirit. Music, diversions, company, or business, have for a time often been employed to quiet the wounded conscience; but nothing can effect a real cure but the blood of Christ, applied in faith, and the sanctifying Spirit sealing the pardon, by his holy comforts. All other plans to dispel religious melancholy are sure to add to distress, either in this world or the next.
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