1 Samuel 16:23
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1961 [e]וְהָיָ֗ה
wə-hā-yāh,
And so it wasConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
1961 [e]בִּֽהְי֤וֹת
bih-yō-wṯ
whenever wasPrep-b | V-Qal-Inf
7307 [e]רֽוּחַ־
rū-aḥ-
the spirit fromN-csc
430 [e]אֱלֹהִים֙
’ĕ-lō-hîm
GodN-mp
413 [e]אֶל־
’el-
uponPrep
7586 [e]שָׁא֔וּל
šā-’ūl,
SaulN-proper-ms
3947 [e]וְלָקַ֥ח
wə-lā-qaḥ
that would takeConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
1732 [e]דָּוִ֛ד
dā-wiḏ
DavidN-proper-ms
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3658 [e]הַכִּנּ֖וֹר
hak-kin-nō-wr
a harpArt | N-ms
5059 [e]וְנִגֵּ֣ן
wə-nig-gên
and play [it]Conj-w | V-Piel-ConjPerf-3ms
3027 [e]בְּיָד֑וֹ
bə-yā-ḏōw;
with his handPrep-b | N-fsc | 3ms
7304 [e]וְרָוַ֤ח
wə-rā-waḥ
and would become refreshedConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms
7586 [e]לְשָׁאוּל֙
lə-šā-’ūl
SaulPrep-l | N-proper-ms
2895 [e]וְט֣וֹב
wə-ṭō-wḇ
and wellConj-w | Adj-ms
  ל֔וֹ
lōw,
toPrep | 3ms
5493 [e]וְסָ֥רָה
wə-sā-rāh
and would departConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3fs
5921 [e]מֵעָלָ֖יו
mê-‘ā-lāw
from himPrep-m | 3ms
7307 [e]ר֥וּחַ
rū-aḥ
spiritN-csc
7451 [e]הָרָעָֽה׃
hā-rā-‘āh.
the distressingArt | Adj-fs
  פ
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Hebrew Texts
שמואל א 16:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְהָיָ֗ה בִּֽהְיֹ֤ות רֽוּחַ־אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶל־שָׁא֔וּל וְלָקַ֥ח דָּוִ֛ד אֶת־הַכִּנֹּ֖ור וְנִגֵּ֣ן בְּיָדֹ֑ו וְרָוַ֤ח לְשָׁאוּל֙ וְטֹ֣וב לֹ֔ו וְסָ֥רָה מֵעָלָ֖יו ר֥וּחַ הָרָעָֽה׃ פ

שמואל א 16:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
והיה בהיות רוח־אלהים אל־שאול ולקח דוד את־הכנור ונגן בידו ורוח לשאול וטוב לו וסרה מעליו רוח הרעה׃ פ

שמואל א 16:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
והיה בהיות רוח־אלהים אל־שאול ולקח דוד את־הכנור ונגן בידו ורוח לשאול וטוב לו וסרה מעליו רוח הרעה׃ פ

שמואל א 16:23 Hebrew Bible
והיה בהיות רוח אלהים אל שאול ולקח דוד את הכנור ונגן בידו ורוח לשאול וטוב לו וסרה מעליו רוח הרעה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whenever the spirit from God troubled Saul, David would pick up his lyre and play, and Saul would then be relieved, feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
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