23 Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit(A) would leave him.

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23 God stirred up animosity(A) between Abimelek and the citizens of Shechem so that they acted treacherously against Abimelek.

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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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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 18:10 Or a harmful