1 Sam 16:14

16:14 Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul. The empowering and validating presence of God’s Spirit must have been removed from Saul at his definitive rejection as king in ch. 15 (cf. also v. 1).

evil spirit. Cf. 1 Kin. 22:21–23. The Hebrew word may describe something that is troubling, annoying, or harmful.