1 Samuel 28


David Appointed Bodyguard for Achish

1And it came to pass in those days that [3were gathered together 1the 2Philistines] in their camps to come forth for war against Israel. And Achish said to David, In knowing you shall know that with me you shall go forth unto the war, you and your men. 2And David said to Achish, Thus now you shall know what [2will do 1your servant]. And Achish said to David, Thus as chief of the body-guard I shall appoint you for all the days. 3And Samuel died, and [3lamented 4him 1all 2Israel], and they entombed him in Ramah, in his city. And Saul removed the ones who deliver oracles, and the diviners from the land. 4And [3gather together 1the 2Philistines], and come, and camp in Shunem. And Saul gathers together every man of Israel, and they camp in Gilboa. 5And Saul beheld the camp of the Philistines, and he was fearful, and it startled his heart exceedingly. 6And Saul asked through the  lord. And [2did not 3answer 4to him 1the  lord] in dreams, nor in the manifestations, nor among the prophets.

Saul and the Oracle in En-dor

7And Saul said to his servants, Seek for me a woman who delivers oracles! and I will go to her, and I will inquire by her. And [2said 1his servants] to him, Behold, a woman who delivers oracles is in En-dor. 8And Saul changed appearance, and put around [2garments 1other], and he himself goes and two men with him. And they come to the woman by night, and he said to her, Use oracles indeed for me by the delivering an oracle, and lead up to me whom ever I should tell you! 9And [3said 1the 2woman] to him, Behold, you know as much as Saul did, as he utterly destroyed the ones delivering up oracles, and the diviners from the land. And why do you ensnare my life to put it to death? 10And [2swore by an oath 3to her 1Saul] according to God, saying, As lives the  lord, shall [2meet up 3with you 1injustice] in this matter? No! 11And [3said 1the 2woman] to Saul, Whom should I lead up to you? And he said, Lead up Samuel to me! 12And [3beheld 1the 2woman] Samuel, and she yelled [2voice 1with a great]. And [3said 1the 2woman] to Saul, Why did you mislead me, even you are Saul? 13And [3said 4to her 1the 2king], Do not fear! Whom do you see? And [3said 1the 2woman] to Saul, I see magistrates ascending from out of the earth. 14And he said to her, What did you perceive? And she said to him, An aged man ascending being cloaked in a double-garment. And Saul knew that this was Samuel. And he bowed upon the face upon the ground, and he did obeisance to him. 15And Samuel said, Why did you give trouble to me to cause me to ascend? And Saul said, I am afflicted very much, and the Philistines wage war with me, and God has left from me, and he does not heed me any longer, nor by the hand of the prophets, nor by dreams. And now I call you to make known to me what I should do. 16And Samuel said, Why do you ask me, and the  lord has left from you, and has taken place with your neighbor? 17And the  lord has done to you as he said by my hand. And the  lord will tear the kingdom from out of your hand, and will give it to your neighbor, to David. 18Because you hearkened not to the voice of the  lord, and you did not fill [2rage 3of anger 1his] against Amalek; on account of this thing the  lord did to you thus in this day. 19And the  lord will deliver up Israel with you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with with me. And [2the 3camp 4of Israel 1the  lord will put] into the hands of the Philistines. 20And Saul hastened, and fell full stop upon the ground, and feared very much from the words of Samuel. And there was no [2in 3him 1strength] any longer, for he did not eat bread all that day, and all the night. 21And [3entered 1the 2woman] to Saul, and beheld that he hastened very much. And she said to him, Behold, [2hearkened to 1your maidservant] your voice, and I put my life in my hand, and I hearkened to your words which you spoke to me. 22And now hear indeed the voice of your maidservant, for I will place before you a morsel of bread and you eat! and it will be for strength to you, that you should go in the way. 23And he resisted persuasion, and he did not want to eat. And they pressed him, his servants and the woman. And he hearkened to their voice, and he rose up from the ground, and he sat upon the chair. 24And to the woman was [2calf 1a suckling] by the house; and she hastened and sacrificed it, and took flour and mixed it, and baked unleavened breads. 25And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants, and they ate. And rising up they went forth that night.
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