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

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

Discussion for 1 Samuel 16

  • A disciple
    Nicely put, Anne! Whatever each of us has to bring to the Lord, He has put into our hearts the wisdom to use for His glory and His service. "And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD'S offering to the work..And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted.." That which is good to the use of edifying!
  • Anne
    Prov. 18:16 - says a man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. David's gift of music brought him into the presence of the king, the position for which he was anointed to assume. King Saul did not obey God and God allowed him to be troubled by an evil spirit thereby his need for music to soothe his troubled spirit. Let us be prepared and ready to be used of God.
  • BSP
    Jehovah God looks beyond outer appearances and he sees into the heart of man as verse 7 shows.
  • April
    I think Samuel mourning was grieving not really praying,in vs1 Father asked how long will you grieve,I think Samuel is of old age and thought his people would have a king to follow that worshiped our father,and well that didn't turn out,instead of obeying,Saul did what the people wanted NOT father.On the music aspect,u are refering to SECUALR music anything not of religious uplifting and positive.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    David has been a man after God's Heart even from youth. He cherished playing instruments and singing unto the Lord. His numerous Psalms exemplify this. This shows how pleased God is if we sing His praises and adore Him through playing of musical instruments.
  • Sheba holman
    When Samuel was mourning for Saul would you call it grieving or praying

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