Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.
Saul's servants then said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you.
"Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp ; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will be well."
So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand ; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.
Now it came about on the next day that an evil spirit from God came mightily upon Saul, and he raved in the midst of the house, while David was playing the harp with his hand, as usual ; and a spear was in Saul's hand.
Then all the wicked and worthless men among those who went with David said, "Because they did not go with us, we will not give them any of the spoil that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away and depart."