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 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

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23 And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him.

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“After that you will go to Gibeah(A) of God, where there is a Philistine outpost.(B) As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets(C) coming down from the high place(D) with lyres, timbrels,(E) pipes(F) and harps(G) being played before them, and they will be prophesying.(H)

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After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:

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After that you shall come to the hill of God (A)where the Philistine garrison is. And it will happen, when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down (B)from the high place with a stringed instrument, a tambourine, a flute, and a harp before them; (C)and they will be prophesying.

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The Spirit(A) of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed(B) into a different person.

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And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.

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Then (A)the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and (B)you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.

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26 So the Levites stood ready with David’s instruments,(A) and the priests with their trumpets.(B)

27 Hezekiah gave the order to sacrifice the burnt offering on the altar. As the offering began, singing to the Lord began also, accompanied by trumpets and the instruments(C) of David king of Israel.

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26 And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets.

27 And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel.

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26 The Levites stood with the instruments (A)of David, and the priests with (B)the trumpets. 27 Then Hezekiah commanded them to offer the burnt offering on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, (C)the song of the Lord also began, with the trumpets and with the instruments of David king of Israel.

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I will turn my ear to a proverb;(A)
    with the harp(B) I will expound my riddle:(C)

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I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.

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I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will disclose my [a]dark saying on the harp.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 49:4 riddle
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