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1Samuel 28
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The Philistines Prepare to Fight against Israel

28At that time the Philistines assembled their army for war to fight against Israel. Achish said to David, "You know, of course, that you and your men will go out with me into the battle."H3117H6430H6908H4264H6908H6635H3898H3478H397H559H1732H3045H3045H3318H4264H582 2David said to Achish, "Very well, you will now see what your servant will do." Achish said to David, "Very well, I'll appoint you as my permanent bodyguard."H1732H559H397H3651H3045H5650H6213H397H559H1732H7760H8104H7218H3117

Saul and the Medium at Endor

3Now Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in his own town of Ramah. Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land.H8050H4191H3478H5594H6912H7414H5892H7586H5493H178H3049H776 4The Philistines assembled, moved out, and camped at Shunem, while Saul assembled all Israel and camped at Gilboa.H6430H6908H935H2583H7766H7586H6908H3478H6908H2583H1533 5When Saul saw the Philistine camp, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly.H7586H7200H4264H6430H3372H3820H3966H2729 6Saul inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him, either through dreams or Urim or through prophets.H7586H7592H3068H3068H6030H2472H224H5030 7Saul said to his servants, "Find me a woman who is a medium so I can go to her and make my inquiry through her." His servants said to him, "Look, there's a woman at Endor who is a medium."H559H7586H5650H1245H802H1172H178H3212H1875H5650H559H802H1172H178H5874 8Saul disguised himself, putting on different clothes. He went along with two men to the woman at night. He said, "Consult a familiar spirit for me and bring up for me the one whom I tell you."H7586H2664H3847H312H899H3212H8147H582H935H802H3915H559H7080H178H5927H559 9The woman said to him, "Look, you know what Saul has done. He has removed mediums and spiritists from the land, so why are you trying to entrap me, so as to cause my death?"H802H559H3045H7586H6213H3772H178H3049H776H5367H5315H4191 10Saul swore to her by the Lord: "As surely as the Lord lives, no punishment will come on you for this thing."H7586H7650H3068H559H3068H2416H518H5771H7136H1697 11The woman said, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" Saul said, "Bring up Samuel for me."H559H802H5927H559H5927H8050 12When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out loudly. The woman said to Saul, "Why have you deceived me?You are Saul!"H802H7200H8050H2199H1419H6963H802H559H7586H559H7411H7586 13The king said to her, "Don't be afraid; but what do you see?" The woman said to Saul, "I see a divine being coming up out of the ground."H4428H559H3372H7200H802H559H7586H7200H430H5927H776 14Saul said to her, "What does he look like?" She said, "An old man is coming up, and he's wrapped in a robe." Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed low to the ground and prostrated himself.H559H8389H559H2205H376H5927H5844H4598H7586H3045H8050H6915H639H776H7812

Samuel’s Message to Saul

15Samuel said to Saul, "Why did you disturb me by bringing me up?" Saul said, "I'm in great distress. The Philistines are waging war against me. God has departed from me and won't answer me any more, either by messages written by the hand of the prophets or by dreams. So I've summoned you to tell me what Ishou ld do."H8050H559H7586H7264H5927H7586H559H3966H6887H6430H3898H430H5493H6030H3027H5030H2472H7121H3045H6213 16Samuel said, "Why do you ask me, since the Lord has departed from you and become your enemy?H559H8050H7592H3068H5493H6145 17The Lord has done to you exactly as he spoke through me. The Lord has torn the kingdom away from you and has given it to your colleague David.H3068H6213H1696H3027H3068H7167H4467H3027H5414H7453H1732 18Because you didn't obey the Lord and didn't display his fierce anger against Amalek, therefore, the Lord will do this thing to you today.H834H8085H6963H3068H6213H2740H639H6002H3068H6213H1697H3117 19The Lord is giving both you, and Israel with you, into Philistine control. Tomorrow, the Lord will give you, your sons with you, and also the army of Israel into the control of the Philistines."H3068H5414H3478H3027H6430H4279H1121H3068H5414H4264H3478H3027H6430

The Medium Attends to Saul

20Saul immediately fell down full-length on the ground. He was terrified because of Samuel's words, and he had no strength because he had not eaten food all day and all night.H7586H5307H4116H4393H6967H776H3966H3372H1697H8050H3581H398H3899H3117H3915 21Then the woman came to Saul and saw that he was very disturbed. She said to him, "Look, your servant obeyed you. I put my life into your hands, and I listened to your words that you spoke to me.H802H935H7586H7200H3966H926H559H8198H8085H6963H7760H5315H3709H8085H1697H1696 22Now, please listen to your servant. I'll put a piece of bread before you so you can eat and have strength to go on your way."2821H8085H6963H8198H7760H6595H3899H6440H398H3581H3212H1870 23Saul refused, saying, "I won't eat!" Both his servants and the woman urged him, and so he listened to them. He got up off the ground and sat on the bed.H3985H559H398H5650H802H6555H8085H6963H6965H776H3427H4296 24The woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.H802H4770H5695H1004H4116H2076H3947H7058H3888H644H4682 25She brought it to Saul and to his servants, and they ate. Then they got up and went out that night.H5066H6440H7586H6440H5650H398H6965H3212H3915


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