1 Samuel 19:9

“And the euill spirit from the Lord was vpon Saul, as he sate in his house with his iauelin in his hand: and Dauid played with his hand.”

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Other Translations

And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with [his] hand.
- King James Version

Now there was an evil spirit from the LORD on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, and David was playing {the harp} with {his} hand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And an evil spirit from Jehovah was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And an evil spirit from the Lord came on Saul, when he was seated in his house with his spear in his hand; and David made music for him.
- Basic English Bible

And an evil spirit from Jehovah was upon Saul. And he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David played with his hand.
- Darby Bible

And the evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.
- Webster's Bible

An evil spirit from Yahweh was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.
- World English Bible

And a spirit of sadness [from] Jehovah is unto Saul, and he is sitting in his house, and his javelin in his hand, and David is playing with the hand,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And an evil spirit from the LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 19:9


19:9 The evil spirit - David's successes against the Philistines revived his envy, and the devil watched the opportunity, as he had done before.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 19

  • Anne
    David was under divine protection; He had a purpose to fulfill and a time in which to fulfill it.
  • Irene123
    I love Matthew Uche's testimony. It was 'spot on'!!!
  • Irene123
    1 Sam. 19: 20- means God ALLOWED satan to put an evil spirit in Saul. God is in control of - everything. God gave Saul plenty of chances to follow God. At some point in our lives He will leave off 'striveing' with us, if we refuse to turn to Him.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    They both mean the same thing
  • Lu2677
    Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, I create darkness: I make peace, I create evil: I the LORD do all these things."
    I do not believe there are two kinds of evil. This verse tells us the Lord is responsible for "all" these things.
    Evil people are wicked, they cause destruction and they will end in destruction. Amen.
  • Dave
    Study the word 'evil' in your bible. You will see two different kinds of evil. One is destructiveness and one is wickedness. Obviously God is not responsible for wickedness.

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