|Overview - 1 Samuel 16|
|1||Samuel sent by God, under pretence of a sacrifice, comes to Beth-lehem.|
|6||His human judgment is reproved.|
|11||He anoints David.|
|15||Saul sends for David to quiet his evil spirit.|
1 Samuel 16:14 (King James Version)
But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
- the Spirit
- 11:6 18:12 28:15 Judges 16:29 ; Psalms 51:11 ; Hosea 9:12
- evil spirit
- The evil spirit was either sent immediately from the Lord, or permitted to come; but whether this was a diabolic possession, or a mere mental malady, is not agreed: it seems to have partaken of both. That Saul had fallen into a deep melancholy, there is little doubt; and that an evil spirit might work more effectually on such a state of mind, there can be little question. His malady appears to have been of a mixed kind, natural and diabolical: there is too much of apparent nature in it to permit us to believe it was all spiritual; and there is too much of apparently supernatural influence, to suffer us to believe it was all natural.
- 18:10 1 Samuel 19:9 1 Samuel 19:10 Judges 9:23 ; 1 Kings 22:22 ; Acts 19:15 Acts 19:16
- or, terrified.