1 Samuel 28:15
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English Standard Version
Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do.”

King James Bible
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God 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.

American Standard Version
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samuel said to Saul: Why hast thou disturbed my rest, that I should be brought up? And Saul said, I am in great distress: for the Philistines fight against me, and God is departed from me, and would not hear me, neither by the hand of prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest shew me what I shall do.

English Revised Version
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am grievously distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God hath departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known to me what I shall do.

1 Samuel 28:15 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Such a demand placed the woman in difficulty. As Saul had driven the necromantists out of the land, she was afraid that the unknown visitor (for it is evident from 1 Samuel 28:12 that she did not recognise Saul at first) might be laying a snare for her soul with his request, to put her to death, i.e., might have come to her merely for the purpose of spying her out as a conjurer of the dead, and then inflicting capital punishment upon her according to the law (Leviticus 20:27).

1 Samuel 28:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why hast

1 Samuel 28:8,11 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...

I am sore

Proverbs 5:11-13 And you mourn at the last, when your flesh and your body are consumed...

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Jeremiah 2:17,18 Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way...

the Philistines

1 Samuel 28:4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together...

God

1 Samuel 16:13,14 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the middle of his brothers...

1 Samuel 18:12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.

Judges 16:20 And she said, The Philistines be on you, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before...

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Hosea 9:12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yes...

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

answereth

1 Samuel 28:6 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

1 Samuel 23:2,4,9,10 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go and smite these Philistines? And the LORD said to David, Go...

prophets [heb] the hand of prophets
therefore

Luke 16:23-26 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom...

Cross References
1 Samuel 16:14
Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him.

1 Samuel 18:12
Saul was afraid of David because the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul.

1 Samuel 28:6
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.

1 Samuel 28:16
And Samuel said, "Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has turned from you and become your enemy?

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