1 Samuel 16:15
Modern Translations
New International Version
Saul's attendants said to him, "See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

New Living Translation
Some of Saul’s servants said to him, “A tormenting spirit from God is troubling you.

English Standard Version
And Saul’s servants said to him, “Behold now, a harmful spirit from God is tormenting you.

Berean Study Bible
Saul’s servants said to him, “Surely a spirit of distress from God is tormenting you.

New American Standard Bible
Saul’s servants then said to him, “Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrifying you.

NASB 1995
Saul's servants then said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you.

NASB 1977
Saul’s servants then said to him, “Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you.

Amplified Bible
Saul’s servants said to him, “Behold, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

Christian Standard Bible
so Saul’s servants said to him, “You see that an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so Saul's servants said to him, "You see that an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

Contemporary English Version
"It's an evil spirit from God that's frightening you," Saul's officials told him.

Good News Translation
His servants said to him, "We know that an evil spirit sent by God is tormenting you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Saul's officials told him, "An evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

International Standard Version
Saul's servants told him, "Look, an evil spirit from God is troubling you.

NET Bible
Then Saul's servants said to him, "Look, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you!"
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

New King James Version
And Saul’s servants said to him, “Surely, a distressing spirit from God is troubling you.

King James 2000 Bible
And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.

New Heart English Bible
Saul's servants said to him, "See now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.

World English Bible
Saul's servants said to him, "See now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.

American King James Version
And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.

American Standard Version
And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

A Faithful Version
And Saul's servants said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God terrifies you..

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles thee.

English Revised Version
And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And Sauls seruants said vnto him, Beholde nowe, the euill spirite of God vexeth thee.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And Sauls seruauntes said vnto him: Beholde, an euill spirite sent of God vexeth thee.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Then sayde Sauls seruauntes vnto him: Beholde, an euell sprete from God vexeth the.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and the servants of Saul say to him, “Now behold, a spirit of sadness [from] God is terrifying 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;

Smith's Literal Translation
And Saul's servants will say to him, Behold now, an evil spirit of God terrifying thee.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And the servants of Saul said to him: Behold now an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And the servants of Saul said to him: “Behold, an evil spirit from God disturbs you.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And the Servants of Shaul said to him: “Behold, your Servants are before you

Lamsa Bible
And Saul's servants said to him, Behold, your servants are before you;

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And Saul's servants said unto him: 'Behold now, an evil spirit from God terrifieth thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, and evil spirit from the Lord torments thee.








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