1 It then happened that the Philistines mustered their forces for war, to fight Israel, and Achish said to David, 'It is understood that you and your men go into battle with me.'
1Sam 17:1 1Sam 29:1-3 1Sam 7:7 1Sam 13:5 1Sam 27:12 Judg 3:1-4
2 David said to Achish, 'In that case, you will soon see what your servant can do.' Achish replied to David, 'Right, I shall appoint you as my permanent bodyguard.'
1Sam 27:10 2Sam 16:16-19 Rom 12:9
3 Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had mourned him and buried him at Ramah, his own town. Saul had expelled the necromancers and wizards from the country.
1Sam 25:1 Lev 19:31 Lev 20:27 Exod 22:18 Deut 18:10-11 1Sam 7:17 1Sam 15:23
4 Meanwhile the Philistines had mustered and had come and pitched camp at Shunem. Saul mustered all Israel and they encamped at Gilboa.
1Sam 31:1 Josh 19:18 2Kgs 4:8 2Sam 1:6 2Sam 1:21 2Sam 21:12
5 When Saul saw the Philistine camp, he was afraid and his heart trembled violently.
Dan 5:6 Isa 7:2 Isa 21:3-4 Isa 57:20-21 Job 15:21 Job 18:11 Ps 48:5-6
6 Saul consulted Yahweh, but Yahweh gave him no answer, either by dream, divination or prophet.
1Sam 14:37 Num 12:6 Num 27:21 Lam 2:9 Deut 33:8 Exod 28:30 1Chr 10:13-14
7 Saul then said to his servants, 'Find a necromancer for me, so that I can go and consult her.' His servants replied, 'There is a necromancer at En-Dor.'
Josh 17:11 Acts 16:16 Ps 83:10 1Chr 10:13 1Sam 28:3 2Kgs 1:2-3 2Kgs 6:33
8 And so Saul, disguising himself and changing his clothes, set out accompanied by two men; their visit to the woman took place at night. 'Disclose the future to me', he said, 'by means of a ghost. Conjure up the one I shall name to you.'
1Chr 10:13 Isa 8:19 1Kgs 22:30 2Chr 18:29 2Chr 35:22 Deut 18:10-11 1Kgs 14:2-3
9 The woman replied, 'Look, you know what Saul has done, how he has outlawed necromancers and wizards from the country; why are you setting a trap for my life, then, to have me killed?'
1Sam 28:3 2Kgs 5:7 2Sam 18:13
10 But Saul swore to her by Yahweh, 'As Yahweh lives,' he said, 'no blame shall attach to you for this business.'
1Sam 14:39 1Sam 19:6 2Sam 14:11 Deut 18:10-12 Exod 20:7 Gen 3:5 Mark 6:23
11 The woman asked, 'Whom shall I conjure up for you?' He replied, 'Conjure up Samuel.'
12 The woman then saw Samuel and, giving a great cry, she said to Saul, 'Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!'
1Kgs 14:5 1Sam 28:3
13 The king said, 'Do not be afraid! What do you see?' The woman replied to Saul, 'I see a ghost rising from the earth.'
Exod 4:16 Exod 22:28 John 10:34-35 Ps 82:6-7
14 'What is he like?' he asked. She replied, 'It is an old man coming up; he is wrapped in a cloak.' Saul then knew that it was Samuel and, bowing to the ground, prostrated himself.
1Sam 15:27 1Sam 24:8 2Kgs 2:8 2Kgs 2:13-14
15 Samuel said to Saul, 'Why have you disturbed my rest by conjuring me up?' Saul replied, 'I am in great distress; the Philistines are waging war on me, and God has abandoned me and no longer answers me either by prophet or by dream; and so I have summoned you to tell me what I ought to do.'
1Sam 18:12 1Sam 28:6 Luke 16:23-26 1Sam 16:13-14 Prov 14:14 1Sam 23:2 1Sam 23:9-10
16 Samuel said, 'Why consult me, when Yahweh has abandoned you and has become your enemy?
2Kgs 6:27 Judg 5:31 Lam 2:5 Ps 68:1-3 Rev 18:20 Rev 18:24-6
17 Yahweh has treated you as he foretold through me; he has snatched the sovereignty from your hand and given it to your neighbour, David,
1Sam 15:27-29 1Sam 13:13-14 1Sam 16:13 1Sam 24:20 Prov 16:4
18 because you disobeyed Yahweh's voice and did not execute his fierce anger against Amalek. That is why Yahweh is treating you like this today.
1Kgs 20:42 1Sam 15:9 1Chr 10:13 1Sam 13:9 1Sam 15:20 1Sam 15:23-26 Jer 48:10
19 What is more, Yahweh will deliver Israel and you too, into the power of the Philistines. Tomorrow you and your sons will be with me; and Yahweh will hand over the army of Israel into the power of the Philistines.'
1Kgs 22:20 1Kgs 22:28 1Sam 12:25 1Sam 31:1-6 Acts 5:5 Acts 5:9-10 Dan 5:25-28
20 Immediately Saul fell full length on the ground. He was terrified by what Samuel had said and was also weak from having eaten nothing all that day and night.
1Sam 25:37 1Sam 28:5 Job 15:20-24 Job 26:2 Ps 50:21-22
21 The woman went to Saul and, seeing his terror, said, 'Look, your servant has obeyed your order; I have taken my life in my hands and obeyed the command which you gave me.
Judg 12:3 1Sam 19:5 Job 13:14
22 Now please, you in your turn listen to what your servant has to say. Let me offer you a piece of bread. Eat something and get some strength for your journey.'
23 But he refused. 'I will not eat,' he said. His servants however pressed him, and so did the woman. Allowing himself to be persuaded by them, he got up from the ground and sat on the bed.
1Kgs 21:4 2Cor 5:14 2Kgs 4:8 2Kgs 5:13 Acts 16:15 Luke 14:23 Luke 24:29
24 The woman owned a fattened calf which she quickly slaughtered, and she took some flour and kneaded it and with it baked some unleavened cakes
Luke 15:23 Gen 18:7-8
25 which she served to Saul and his servants; they ate, and then set off and left the same night.