Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing the harp with his hand.

King James Version

And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

Holman Bible

Now an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his palace holding a spear. David was playing [the harp],

International Standard Version

The evil spirit from the LORD attacked Saul while he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand and David was playing the lyre.

A Conservative Version

And an evil spirit from LORD was upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing with his hand.

American Standard Version

And an evil spirit from Jehovah was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.

Amplified

Then an evil spirit from the Lord came upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing [the lyre] with his hand.

Bible in Basic English

And an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul, when he was seated in his house with his spear in his hand; and David made music for him.

Darby Translation

And an evil spirit from Jehovah was upon Saul. And he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David played with his hand.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand, and David played with his hand.

Julia Smith Translation

And the evil spirit of Jehovah will be upon Saul, and he will sit in his house, and his spear in his hand: and David playing with his hand.

King James 2000

And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the evil spirit from Yahweh came upon Saul while he was sitting in his house [with] his spear in his hand. And David [was] playing a stringed instrument in [his] hand.

Modern King James verseion

And the evil spirit from Jehovah was on Saul as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand. And David played with his hand.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the evil spirit of the LORD was upon Saul as he sat in his house having a javelin in his hand, and David played with his hand.

NET Bible

Then an evil spirit from the Lord came upon Saul. He was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, while David was playing the lyre.

New Heart English Bible

An evil spirit from the LORD was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.

The Emphasized Bible

then came there a sad spirit of Yahweh unto Saul, he being in his house, seated, with his spear in his hand, - while, David, played with his hand,

Webster

And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.

World English Bible

An evil spirit from Yahweh was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.

Youngs Literal Translation

And a spirit of sadness from Jehovah is unto Saul, and he is sitting in his house, and his javelin in his hand, and David is playing with the hand,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the evil
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

from the Lord

Usage: 0

שׁאוּל 
Sha'uwl 
Usage: 406

as he sat
ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

in his house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

with his javelin
חנית 
Chaniyth 
Usage: 47

in his hand
יד 
Yad 
hand , by , consecrate , him , power , them , places , tenons , thee , coast , side ,
Usage: 1612

and David
דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

נגן 
Nagan 
Usage: 15

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

David Has To Flee Again

8 When there was war again, David went out and fought with the Philistines and defeated them with great slaughter, so that they fled before him. 9 Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing the harp with his hand. 10 Saul tried to pin David to the wall with the spear, but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped that night.


Cross References

1 Samuel 16:14

Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.

1 Samuel 18:10-11

Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, as usual; and a spear was in Saul's hand.

1 Samuel 16:16

"Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will be well."



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