1 Samuel 28

And ait came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men. 2 And David said to Achish, bSurely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.

3 Now cSamuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away dthose that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land. 4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in eShunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in fGilboa. 5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was gafraid, and his heart greatly trembled. 6 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, hthe LORD answered him not, neither by idreams, nor jby Urim, nor by prophets.

7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor. 8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and khe said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. 9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? 10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. 11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. 12 And when the woman lsaw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. 13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw mgods ascending out of the earth. 14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with na mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he ostooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.

15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, pI am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and qGod is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do. 16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy? 17 And the LORD hath done to him, ras he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David: 18 sBecause thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day. 19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines. 20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and twas sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

21 And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have uput my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me. 22 Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and eat, that thou mayest have strength, when thou goest on thy way. 23 But he refused, and said, vI will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed. 24 And the woman had wa fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof: 25 And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.

1 Samuel 29

Cross Ref
1 a 1 Sam 29:1
2 b Rom 12:9
3 c 1 Sam 25:1
Isa 57:1-2
Act 16:16
Act 16:19
 d Exo 22:18
Lev 19:31
Deu 18:10
4 e Jos 19:18
 f 1 Sam 31:1
5 g Dan 5:6
Isa 57:20
Psa 48:5-6
Job 15:21
6 h Pro 1:28
Lam 2:9
 i Num 12:6
 j Exo 28:30
Num 27:21
8 k Deu 18:11
1 Chr 10:13
Isa 8:19
12 l Rev 14:13
Isa 57:2
13 m Exo 22:28
Psa 138:1
14 n 1 Sam 15:27
 o 2 The 2:10-11
15 p Pro 5:11
Pro 14:14
 q 1 Sam 18:12
17 r 1 Sam 15:28
18 s 1 Chr 10:13
1 Kin 20:42
1 Sam 15:9
20 t 1 Sam 25:37
Job 15:20-24
Psa 50:21
21 u Jdg 12:3
1 Sam 19:5
23 v Gen 4:6
Pro 25:20-21
24 w Gen 18:7-8
Luk 15:23
Luk 15:27
Luk 15:30