And when it was told Saul
That the messengers he had sent, instead of seizing on David, were prophesying of him, or however were attending to services of a different nature than what they were sent upon:
he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise;
when they came to the same place:
and Saul sent messengers again a third time, and they prophesied also;
joined the rest in singing praises, or foretelling future events.