42 Do not go up, because the Lord is not with you. You will be defeated by your enemies,(A)

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12 That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies;(A) they turn their backs(B) and run(C) because they have been made liable to destruction.(D) I will not be with you anymore(E) unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.

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David in Saul’s Service

14 Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed(A) from Saul, and an evil[a] spirit(B) from the Lord tormented him.(C)

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Footnotes

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

12 Saul was afraid(A) of David, because the Lord(B) was with(C) David but had departed from(D) Saul.

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15 Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?”

“I am in great distress,” Saul said. “The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed(A) from me. He no longer answers(B) me, either by prophets or by dreams.(C) So I have called on you to tell me what to do.”

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