16 Let our master now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp. And it shall be that he will (A)play it with his hand when the [a]distressing spirit from God is upon you, and you shall be well.”

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  1. 1 Samuel 16:16 Lit. evil

23 And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him.

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The Musicians

25 Moreover David and the captains of the army separated for the service some of the sons of (A)Asaph, of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, stringed instruments, and cymbals. And the number of the skilled men performing their service was:

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