1 Samuel 28

CLV(i) 1 And it comes to pass in those days, that the Philistines gather their camps for the war, to fight against Israel, and Achish said unto David, `You do certainly know that with me you do go out into the camp, you and your men.. 2 And David said unto Achish, `Therefore--you do know that which your servant do do.' And Achish said unto David, `Therefore--keeper of my head I do appoint you all the days.. 3 And Samuel has died, and all Israel mourn for him, and bury him in Ramah, even in his city, and Saul has turned aside those having familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. 4 And the Philistines are gathered, and come in, and encamp in Shunem, and Saul gathers all Israel, and they encamp in Gilboa, 5 and Saul sees the camp of the Philistines, and fears, and his heart trembles greatly, 6 and Saul asks at Yahweh, and Yahweh has not answered him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets. 7 And Saul said to his servants, `Seek for me a woman possessing a familiar spirit, and I go unto her, and inquire of her;' and his servants say unto him, `Lo, a woman possessing a familiar spirit in En-dor.. 8 And Saul disguises himself and puts on other garments, and goes, he and two of the men with him, and they come in unto the woman by night, and he said, `Divine, I pray you, to me by the familiar spirit, and cause to come up to me him whom I say unto you.. 9 And the woman said unto him, `Lo, you have known that which Saul has done, that he has cut off those having familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land; and why are you laying a snare for my soul--to put me to death?. 10 And Saul swears to her by Yahweh, saying, `Yahweh lives, punishment does not meet you for this thing.. 11 And the woman said, `Whom do I bring up to you?' and he said, `Samuel--bring up to me.. 12 And the woman sees Samuel, and cries with a loud voice, and the woman speaks unto Saul, saying, `Why have you deceived me--and you Saul?. 13 And the king said to her, `Do not fear; for what have you seen?' and the woman said unto Saul, `Elohims I have seen coming up out of the earth.. 14 And he said to her, `What [is] his form?' and she said, `An aged man is coming up, and he [is] covered with an upper robe;' and Saul knows that he [is] Samuel, and bows--face to you earth--and does obeisance. 15 And Samuel said unto Saul, `Why have you troubled me, to bring me up?' And Saul said, `I have great distress, and the Philistines are fighting against me, Elohim has turned aside from me, and has not answered me any more, either by the hand of the prophets, or by dreams; and I call for you to let me know what I do.. 16 And Samuel said, `And why do you ask me, and Yahweh has turned aside from you, and is your enemy? 17 And Yahweh does for Himself as He has spoken by my hand, and Yahweh rends the kingdom out of your hand, and gives it to your neighbor--to David. 18 Because you have not hearkened to the voice of Yahweh, nor did the fierceness of His anger on Amalek--therefore this thing has Yahweh done to you this day;" 19 yea, Yahweh gives also Israel with you into the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons [are] with me; also the camp of Israel does Yahweh give into the hand of the Philistines.. 20 And Saul hastes and falls--the fulness of his stature--to the earth, and fears greatly because of the words of Samuel; also power was not in him, for he had not eaten bread all the day, and all the night. 21 And the woman comes in unto Saul, and sees that he has been greatly troubled, and said unto him, `Lo, your maid-servant has hearkened to your voice, and I put my soul in my hand, and I obey your words which you have spoken unto me;" 22 and now, hearken, I pray you, also you, to the voice of your maid-servant, and I set before you a morsel of bread, and eat, and there is in you power when you go in the way.. 23 And he refuses, and said, `I do not eat;' and his servants urge on him, and also the woman, and he hearkens to their voice, and rises from the earth, and sits on the bed. 24 And the woman has a calf of the stall in the house, and she hastes and slaughters it, and takes flour, and kneads, and bakes it unleavened things, 25 and brings nigh before Saul, and before his servants, and they eat, and rise, and go on, during that night.