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And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

19:20 company of the prophets. This “company of the prophets,” with Samuel as their leader and teacher, had apparently been organized by him to instruct and train those who had been called by God to serve in the prophetic ministry (I Samuel 10:10). Such a “school of the prophets” apparently continued to function at least until the days of Elijah and Elisha (II Kings 6:1-7).

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