1 Samuel 16:14
Context
David Serves Saul

14But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. 15And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles you. 16Let our lord now command your servants, which are before you, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play with his hand, and you shall be well. 17And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me. 18Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him. 19Why Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, Send me David your son, which is with the sheep. 20And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son to Saul. 21And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armor bearer. 22And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray you, stand before me; for he has found favor in my sight. 23And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was on 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.
Cross References
Judges 9:23
Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:


Judges 16:20
And she said, The Philistines be on you, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he knew not that the LORD was departed from him.


1 Samuel 11:6
And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.


1 Samuel 16:15
And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.


1 Samuel 16:16
Let our lord now command your servants, which are before you, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play with his hand, and you shall be well.


1 Samuel 16:23
And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was on 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.


1 Samuel 18:10
And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came on Saul, and he prophesied in the middle of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.


1 Samuel 18:12
And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.


1 Samuel 19:9
And the evil spirit from the LORD was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.


1 Samuel 28:15
And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answers me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I shall do.


Treasury of Scripture

But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.

the Spirit

1 Samuel 11:6 And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.

1 Samuel 18:12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed...

Judges 16:29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars on which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand...

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Hosea 9:12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yes...

evil spirit The evil spirit was either sent immediately from the Lord, or per- mitted to come; but whether this was a diabolic possession, or a mere mental malady, is not agreed: it seems to have partaken of both. That Saul had fallen into a deep melancholy, there is little doubt; and that an evil spirit might work more effectually on such a state of mind, there can be little question. His malady appears to have been of a mixed kind, natural and diabolical: there is too much of an apparent nature in it to permit us to believe it was all spiritual; and there is too much of apparently supernatural influence, to suffer us to believe it was all natural.

1 Samuel 18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came on Saul, and he prophesied in the middle of the house...

1 Samuel 19:9,10 And the evil spirit from the LORD was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand...

Judges 9:23 Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:

1 Kings 22:22 And the LORD said to him, With which? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets...

Acts 19:15,16 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you...

troubled. or, terrified

Strong's Concordance
But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
Topical Bible
Aside Departed Evil Sadness Saul Spirit Terrified Terrorized Tormented Troubled Troubling
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1 Samuel Chapter 16 Verse 14

Alphabetical: an and departed evil from had him LORD Now of Saul Spirit terrorized the tormented

OT History: 1 Samuel 16:14 Now the Spirit of Yahweh departed (1Sa iSam 1 Sam i sa)
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