1 Samuel 16:17

“And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 16:17

And Saul said vnto his seruants, Prouide mee now a man, that can play well, and bring him to me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Saul said to his servants, "Provide for me now a man who can play well and bring {him} to me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Saul said to his servants, Then get me a man who is an expert player, and make him come to me.
- Basic English Bible

And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
- Darby Bible

And Saul said to his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
- Webster's Bible

Saul said to his servants, "Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me."
- World English Bible

And Saul saith unto his servants, `Provide, I pray you, for me a man playing well -- then ye have brought [him] in unto me.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Saul said unto his servants: 'Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 16:17

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 16:17


16:16 Be well - And the success confirms their opinion. For although music cannot directly have an influence upon an evil spirit to drive him away; yet, because the devil, as it seems, had not possession of him, but only made use of the passions of his mind, and humours of his body to molest him: and because it is manifest, that music hath a mighty power to qualify and sweeten these, and to make a man sedate and chearful; it is not strange, if the devil had not that power over him when his mind was more composed, which he had when it was disordered; as the devil had less power over lunaticks in the decrease, than in the increase of the moon: #Matt 17:15|,18. And seeing music prepared the Lord's prophets for the entertainment of the good Spirit, as #2Kings 3:15|. Why might it not dispose Saul to the resistance of the evil spirit? And why might not the chearing of his heart, in some measure strengthen him against those temptations of the devil, which were fed by his melancholy humour? And by this means, David without any contrivance of him or his friends, is brought to court, soon after he was anointed to the kingdom. Those whom God designs for any service, his providence will concur with his grace, to prepare and qualify them for it.

16:18 Prudent - Wonder not, that David was so suddenly advanced, from a poor shepherd, to so great a reputation; for these were the effects of that Spirit of the Lord which he received when he was anointed. The Lord, &c. - That is, directs and prospers all his undertakings.


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