1 Samuel 16:14
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English Standard Version
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him.

King James Bible
But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

American Standard Version
Now the Spirit of Jehovah departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from Jehovah troubled him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

English Revised Version
Now the spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Jesse thereupon brought up his other sons, one after another, before Samuel, the prophet said in the case of each, "This also Jehovah hath not chosen." As Samuel must be the subject to the verb ויּאמר in 1 Samuel 16:8-10, we may assume that he had communicated the object of his coming to Jesse.

1 Samuel 16:14 Parallel Commentaries

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the Spirit

1 Samuel 11:6 And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

1 Samuel 18:12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed...

Judges 16:29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars on which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand...

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Hosea 9:12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yes...

evil spirit The evil spirit was either sent immediately from the Lord, or per- mitted to come; but whether this was a diabolic possession, or a mere mental malady, is not agreed: it seems to have partaken of both. That Saul had fallen into a deep melancholy, there is little doubt; and that an evil spirit might work more effectually on such a state of mind, there can be little question. His malady appears to have been of a mixed kind, natural and diabolical: there is too much of an apparent nature in it to permit us to believe it was all spiritual; and there is too much of apparently supernatural influence, to suffer us to believe it was all natural.

1 Samuel 18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came on Saul, and he prophesied in the middle of the house...

1 Samuel 19:9,10 And the evil spirit from the LORD was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand...

Judges 9:23 Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:

1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said to him, With which? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets...

Acts 19:15,16 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you...

troubled. or, terrified

Cross References
Judges 9:23
And God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem, and the leaders of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech,

Judges 16:20
And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep and said, "I will go out as at other times and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him.

1 Samuel 11:6
And the Spirit of God rushed upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly kindled.

1 Samuel 16:15
And Saul's servants said to him, "Behold now, a harmful spirit from God is tormenting you.

1 Samuel 16:16
Let our lord now command your servants who are before you to seek out a man who is skillful in playing the lyre, and when the harmful spirit from God is upon you, he will play it, and you will be well."

1 Samuel 16:23
And whenever the harmful spirit from God was upon Saul, David took the lyre and played it with his hand. So Saul was refreshed and was well, and the harmful spirit departed from him.

1 Samuel 18:10
The next day a harmful spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he raved within his house while David was playing the lyre, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand.

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