13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed(A) him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord(B) came powerfully upon David.(C) Samuel then went to Ramah.

David in Saul’s Service

14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed(D) from Saul, and an evil[a] spirit(E) from the Lord tormented him.(F)

15 Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

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  1. 1 Samuel 16:14 Or and a harmful; similarly in verses 15, 16 and 23

22 “‘By what means?’ the Lord asked.

“‘I will go out and be a deceiving(A) spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.

“‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the Lord. ‘Go and do it.’

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12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,(A) but against the rulers, against the authorities,(B) against the powers(C) of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.(D)

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