New American Standard Bible
Saul's servants then said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you.
King James Bible
And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles thee.
World English Bible
Saul's servants said to him, "See now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.
Young's Literal Translation
and the servants of Saul say unto him, 'Lo, we pray thee, a spirit of sadness from God is terrifying thee;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "evil" or "melancholy" spirit here spoken of was "the Spirit of God," or "of Jehovah," as being God's messenger and minister, sent by Him to execute His righteous purpose upon Saul (see 1 Kings 22:19-22 note).
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The testimony of a good conscience is the glory of a good man. Have a good conscience and thou shalt ever have joy. A good conscience is able to bear exceeding much, and is exceeding joyful in the midst of adversities; an evil conscience is ever fearful and unquiet. Thou shalt rest sweetly if thy heart condemn thee not. Never rejoice unless when thou hast done well. The wicked have never true joy, nor feel internal peace, for there is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.(1) And if they say …
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1 Samuel 16:14
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.
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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