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It seems strange that God would send an "evil spirit" to trouble Saul. Even though such evil spirits have evidently followed Satan in his rebellion against God and now have become the fallen "angels that sinned" (2 Peter 2:4) or "the devils" (the word is "demons" in Matthew 8:31), God can still control them when He so wills, and use them to fulfill His purposes. Compare also the "lying spirit" sent by the Lord to "persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead" (1 Kings 22:20-23).
KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8