1 Samuel Chapter 16 (1611 Bible)
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1 And the Lord said vnto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourne for Saul, seeing I haue reiected him from reigning ouer Israel? Fill thine horne with oile, and goe, I will send thee to Iesse the Bethlehemite: for I haue prouided mee a King among his sonnes.
7 But the Lord said vnto Samuel, Looke not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I haue refused him: for the Lord seeth not, as man seeth; For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
11 And Samuel saide vnto Iesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the yongest, and behold, he keepeth the sheepe. And Samuel said vnto Iesse, Send, and fetch him: for we will not sit downe, till hee come hither.
16 Let our lord now command thy seruants which are before thee, to seeke out a man, who is a cunning player on an harpe: and it shall come to passe when the euill spirit from God is vpon thee, that hee shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
18 Then answered one of the seruants, and said, Behold, I haue seene a sonne of Iesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of warre, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.
23 And it came to passe, when the euill spirit from God was vpon Saul, that Dauid tooke an harpe, and played with his hand: So Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the euill spirit departed from him.
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Rosa Sydney's 1 Samuel Chapter 16 comment on 5/07/2013, 2:05pm...
"an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him." Initially, I pondered this statement because I know that the "Lord" is not evil. I also, know that God allows any and all things to take place. Therefore, when we do evil, think evil, the "Lord" will allow evilness to be upon us or He can choose to have mercy upon us and set us free from doing evil. Reason Being-HE IS GOD!
Edjel's 1 Samuel Chapter 16 comment about verse 7 on 5/05/2013, 8:47pm...
yes realy true... God did not sees our outward appearance...GOd is love...he look at the sincerity of our heart
SHODIPO SEGUN's 1 Samuel Chapter 16 comment on 1/23/2013, 5:59pm...
I will talk of verses 13 and 14. First of all, when the way of a man pleased the Lord he makes his enemies to be at peace with him. Verse 13, when David was anointed the Spirit of the Lord came upon him! And the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, the evil spirit that troubled Saul was because the Spirit of the Lord left him, that is why when David played an harp, the evil spirit could not stay because the Spirit of the Lord was upon David. Darkness and light have nothing in common, if you have the Spirit of God no evil spirit will come near you. May the Spirit of God be in our life so that the evil spirit will not have a place in us. In Jesus Name.
Mary's 1 Samuel Chapter 16 comment about verse 14 on 10/21/2012, 9:49pm...
1 Samuel 16:14 Talks about an evil spirit coming upon Saul. This "evil spirit" that is being spoken of is not of God. Notice that the word "spirit" is NOT capitalized. That is significant because all words that refer to God or His son or the Holy Spirit are capitalized. So therefore the evil spirit was not really from God, but from Saul choosing not to do what he wanted and not what God wanted. So basically God stepped back like Saul wanted Him to do and God let him go his own way which led to an evil spirit harassing him. It is easy to slip in our Christian walk with God and just get off track, but God will always be right there to pick you up when you ask Him to. He is always waiting for you to run into His arms, but until then He will faithfully love you and wait until you realize that you need Him again. God wants to be our strength. We just have to allow Him to be that strength.
Jacq's 1 Samuel Chapter 16 comment about verse 1 on 7/30/2012, 2:09pm...
God is the owner of all spirits and can do anything he wants.
Priscilla's 1 Samuel Chapter 16 comment about verse 14 on 5/25/2012, 1:19pm...
"an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him"...this sentence makes me confuse....would the evil spirit come from God? Thanks Jesus bless
Michael's 1 Samuel Chapter 16 comment on 3/19/2012, 3:31pm...
Good points Mike! So would it be safe to say this falls under more a Romans 1 type of doocitinnal departure where we see God's common grace of sanity and sense of morality lifted from and individual (or society via Romans 1) as they resist God and His truth, resulting in an giving over to a debased mind sort of consequence? +4Was this answer helpful?
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