16 Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre.(A) He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.”

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10 The next day an evil[a] spirit(A) from God came forcefully on Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the lyre,(B) as he usually(C) did. Saul had a spear(D) in his hand

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  1. 1 Samuel 18:10 Or a harmful

But an evil[a] spirit(A) from the Lord came on Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the lyre,(B)

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  1. 1 Samuel 19:9 Or But a harmful

15 But now bring me a harpist.”(A)

While the harpist was playing, the hand(B) of the Lord came on Elisha

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to the music of the ten-stringed lyre(A)
    and the melody of the harp.(B)

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