1 Samuel 16:15

15 Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

1 Samuel 16:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
ESV
15 And Saul's servants said to him, "Behold now, a harmful spirit from God is tormenting you.
NLT
15 Some of Saul’s servants said to him, “A tormenting spirit from God is troubling you.
MSG
15 Saul's advisors said, "This awful tormenting depression from God is making your life miserable.
CSB
15 so Saul's servants said to him, "You see that an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

1 Samuel 16:15 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 16:15

And Saul's servants said unto him
His courtiers, who observing him to act in a frantic manner, to be dull and melancholy, timorous, and irresolute, unsteady, divided, and distressed; or his physicians, who were called in to assist him, and remove his disorder from him:

behold, now an evil spirit from God troubleth thee:
the disorder was not from any natural cause, or any bodily disease, and therefore out of the reach of physicians to do any service, but was from an evil spirit suffered of God to harass and disturb him.

1 Samuel 16:15 In-Context

13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.
14 Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him.
15 Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.
16 Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.”
17 So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.”