Thematic Bible

1 Samuel 28:1 (show verse)

And in those days it happened that the Philistines gathered their armies for war, to fight with Israel. And Achish said to David, You surely know that you shall go with me to battle, you and your men.

1 Samuel 28:2 (show verse)

And David said to Achish, Surely you shall know what your servant can do. And Achish said to David, And I will make you keeper of my head forever.

1 Samuel 28:3 (show verse)

And Samuel was dead, and all Israel had mourned him and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away the mediums and the spirit-knowers out of the land.

1 Samuel 28:4 (show verse)

And the Philistines gathered themselves and came and pitched in Shunem. And Saul gathered all Israel and they pitched in Gilboa.

1 Samuel 28:5 (show verse)

And Saul saw the army of the Philistines, and he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.

1 Samuel 28:6 (show verse)

And when Saul inquired of Jehovah, Jehovah did not answer him, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

1 Samuel 28:7 (show verse)

And Saul said to his servants, Seek me a woman who is a medium, so that I may go to her and inquire of her. And his servant said to him, Behold, there is a woman who is a medium, at Endor.

1 Samuel 28:8 (show verse)

And Saul disguised himself and put on other clothing. And he went. And two men went with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, Please divine for me calling up the dead, and bring me up the man whom I shall name to you.

1 Samuel 28:9 (show verse)

And the woman said to him, Behold, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off mediums, and the spirit-knowers, out of the land. Why then do you lay a snare for my life, to cause me to die?

1 Samuel 28:10 (show verse)

And Saul swore to her by Jehovah, saying, As Jehovah lives, there shall no punishment happen to you for this thing.

1 Samuel 28:11 (show verse)

And the woman said, Whom shall I bring up to you? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

1 Samuel 28:12 (show verse)

And the woman saw Samuel, and cried with a loud voice. And the woman spoke to Saul, saying, Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul!

1 Samuel 28:13 (show verse)

And the king said to her, Do not be afraid. For what did you see? And the woman said to Saul, I saw gods coming up out of the earth.

1 Samuel 28:14 (show verse)

And he said to her, What is his form? And she said, An old man comes up, and he is covered with a cloak. And Saul saw that it was Samuel, and he bowed his face to the ground, and prostrated himself.

1 Samuel 28:15 (show verse)

And Samuel said to Saul, Why have you disturbed me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am grievously distressed, for the Philistines are warring against me. And God has left me and does not answer me any more, neither by prophets nor by dreams. And I have called you so that you may make known to me what I should do.

1 Samuel 28:16 (show verse)

And Samuel said, Why then do you ask me, since Jehovah has left you and has become your enemy?

1 Samuel 28:17 (show verse)

And Jehovah has done for Himself as He spoke by me. For Jehovah has torn the kingdom out of your hand and is giving it to your neighbor, to David.

1 Samuel 28:18 (show verse)

Because you did not obey the voice of Jehovah, nor execute his fierce wrath on Amalek, therefore Jehovah has done this thing to you now.

1 Samuel 28:19 (show verse)

And, Jehovah will also deliver Israel with you into the hand of the Philistines. And tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me. Jehovah also shall deliver the army of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.

1 Samuel 28:20 (show verse)

And Saul immediately fell headlong on the earth, and was sorely afraid because of the words of Samuel. And there was no strength in him, for he had eaten no bread all day nor all night.

1 Samuel 28:21 (show verse)

And the woman came to Saul and saw that he was sorely troubled, and said to him, Behold, your handmaid has obeyed your voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have listened to your words which you spoke to me.

1 Samuel 28:22 (show verse)

And now please listen also to the voice of your handmaid, and let me set a bit of bread before you and eat, so that you may have strength when you go on your way.

1 Samuel 28:23 (show verse)

But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, forced him, and the woman also. And he listened to their voices and arose from the earth and sat on the bed.

1 Samuel 28:24 (show verse)

And the woman had a fat calf in the house. And she hurried and killed it, and took flour and kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread with it.

1 Samuel 28:25 (show verse)

And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants. And they ate, and rose up and went away that night.