Parallel Verses

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.

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 sent from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his palace holding a spear. David was playing the lyre,

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 on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing the harp 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.

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.

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
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 
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 War came again, so David went out and fought against [the] Philistines and {defeated them thoroughly} so that they fled before him. 9 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. 10 So Saul tried {to pin David to the wall with the spear}, but {he eluded Saul}, so that he struck the spear into the wall, and David fled and escaped that [same] night.


Cross References

1 Samuel 16:14

Now the Spirit of Yahweh departed from Saul and an evil spirit from Yahweh tormented him.

1 Samuel 18:10-11

{On} [the] next day, the evil spirit from God rushed upon Saul, and he prophesied in the middle of the house. Now David was playing [the lyre] with his hand on [that] day {as usual}, and the spear was in Saul's hand.

1 Samuel 16:16

Please, let our lord command your servants [who are] before you! Let them seek a man skilled in playing on the lyre. {When} the evil spirit from God [is] upon you, he can play {on it} and {you will feel better}."

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