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Reformation Study Bible – 1 Sam 10:6
1 Sam 10:6

10:6 Spirit of the Lord will rush upon you. See v. 10; 11:6 note. The activity of the Spirit with Samson is expressed in identical terms (Judg. 14:6, 19; 15:14). Whereas the Spirit was ultimately withdrawn from Saul (cf. 16:14; 18:10), David’s endowment with the Spirit was permanent (16:13). Frequently in the Old Testament the bestowal of the Spirit is an empowerment by God of an individual for a particular task. Conversely, God can send a lying spirit (1 Kin. 22:23) or an evil (“distressing”) spirit (16:14–16, 23; 18:10; 19:9; Judg. 9:23).