|1st Samuel 27|
King James Bible
And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together4 for warfare, to fight9 with Israel. And Achish said4 unto David, Know4 thou assuredly,2 that thou shalt go out4 with me to battle, thou and thy men.
Then said4 Saul unto his servants, Seek16 me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go4 to her, and enquire4 of her. And his servants said4 to him, Behold, [there is] a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
And Saul disguised101 himself, and put on4 other raiment, and he went,4 and two men with him, and they came4 to the woman by night: and he said,4 I pray thee, divine3 unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me [him] up,54 whom I shall name4 unto thee.
And the woman said4 unto him, Behold, thou knowest1 what Saul hath done,1 how he hath cut off52 those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare102 for my life, to cause me to die?53
And he said4 unto her, What form [is] he of? And she said,4 An old man cometh up;6 and he [is] covered6 with a mantle. And Saul perceived4 that it [was] Samuel, and he stooped4 with [his] face to the ground, and bowed101 himself.
And Samuel said4 to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted52 me, to bring me up?53 And Saul answered,4 I am sore distressed;1 for the Philistines make war12 against me, and God is departed1 from me, and answereth1 me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called4 thee, that thou mayest make known53 unto me what I shall do.4
Moreover the LORD will also deliver4 Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow [shalt] thou and thy sons [be] with me: the LORD also shall deliver4 the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.
Then Saul fell4 straightway17 all along on the earth, and was sore afraid,4 because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten1 no bread all the day, nor all the night.
And the woman came4 unto Saul, and saw4 that he was sore troubled,8 and said4 unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed1 thy voice, and I have put4 my life in my hand, and have hearkened4 unto thy words which thou spakest14 unto me.
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