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1 Samuel 16:13-14

16:13 So Samuel took the horn full of olive oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers. The Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day onward. Then Samuel got up and went to Ramah.

David Appears before Saul

16:14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had turned away from Saul, and an evil spirit 1  from the Lord tormented him.

1 Samuel 16:18

16:18 One of his attendants replied, 2  “I have seen a son of Jesse in Bethlehem 3  who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave warrior 4  and is articulate 5  and handsome, 6  for the Lord is with him.”

1 tn Or “an injurious spirit”; cf. NLT “a tormenting spirit.” The phrase need not refer to an evil, demonic spirit. The Hebrew word translated “evil” may refer to the character of the spirit or to its effect upon Saul. If the latter, another translation option might be “a mischief-making spirit.”

2 tn Heb “answered and said.”

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map7 E2; Map8 E2; Map10 B4.

4 tn Heb “mighty man of valor and a man of war.”

5 tn Heb “discerning of word.”

6 tn Heb “a man of form.”

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