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1 Samuel 19:9-11

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19:9 Then an evil spirit from the Lord came upon 1  Saul. He was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand, while David was playing the lyre. 2  19:10 Saul tried to nail David to the wall with the spear, but he escaped from Saul’s presence and the spear drove into the wall. 3  David escaped quickly 4  that night.

19:11 Saul sent messengers to David’s house to guard it and to kill him in the morning. Then David’s wife Michal told him, “If you do not save yourself 5  tonight, tomorrow you will be dead!”

1 tn Heb “[was] to.”

2 tn The Hebrew text adds here “with his hand.”

3 tn Heb “and he drove the spear into the wall.”

4 tn Heb “fled and escaped.”

5 tn Heb “your life.”



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