1 Samuel 28:16
Modern Translations
New International Version
Samuel said, "Why do you consult me, now that the LORD has departed from you and become your enemy?

New Living Translation
But Samuel replied, “Why ask me, since the LORD has left you and has become your enemy?

English Standard Version
And Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has turned from you and become your enemy?

Berean Study Bible
“Why do you consult me,” asked Samuel, “since the LORD has turned away from you and become your enemy?

New American Standard Bible
Samuel said, “But why ask me, since the LORD has abandoned you and has become your enemy?

NASB 1995
Samuel said, "Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has departed from you and has become your adversary?

NASB 1977
And Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has departed from you and has become your adversary?

Amplified Bible
Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has left you and has become your enemy?

Christian Standard Bible
Samuel answered, “Since the LORD has turned away from you and has become your enemy, why are you asking me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samuel answered, "Since the LORD has turned away from you and has become your enemy, why are you asking me?

Contemporary English Version
Samuel said: If the LORD has turned away from you and is now your enemy, don't ask me what to do.

Good News Translation
Samuel said, "Why do you call me when the LORD has abandoned you and become your enemy?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samuel said, "Why are you asking me when the LORD has turned against you and become your enemy?

International Standard Version
Samuel said, "Why do you ask me, since the LORD has departed from you and become your enemy?

NET Bible
Samuel said, "Why are you asking me, now that the LORD has turned away from you and has become your enemy?
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?

New King James Version
Then Samuel said: “So why do you ask me, seeing the LORD has departed from you and has become your enemy?

King James 2000 Bible
Then said Samuel, Why then do you ask of me, seeing the LORD has departed from you, and has become your enemy?

New Heart English Bible
Samuel said, "Why then do you ask of me, since the LORD has departed from you and is with your neighbor?

World English Bible
Samuel said, "Why then do you ask of me, since Yahweh has departed from you and has become your adversary?

American King James Version
Then said Samuel, Why then do you ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from you, and is become your enemy?

American Standard Version
And Samuel said, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing Jehovah is departed from thee, and is become thine adversary?

A Faithful Version
And Samuel said, "Why then do you ask me since the LORD has left you and has become your enemy?

Darby Bible Translation
And Samuel said, Why then dost thou inquire of me, seeing Jehovah is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?

English Revised Version
And Samuel said, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine adversary?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Samuel, Why then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD hath departed from thee, and hath become thy enemy?

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Then said Samuel, Wherefore then doest thou aske of me, seeing the Lord is gone from thee, and is thine enemie?

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Then saide Samuel: Wherefore doest thou aske of me, while the Lord is gone from thee, and is become thyne enemie?

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Samuel sayde: What wilt thou axe at me, seynge the LORDE is departed from the, and is become thine enemye?
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
And Samuel says, “And why do you ask me, and YHWH has turned aside from you, and is your enemy?

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel saith, 'And why dost thou ask me, and Jehovah hath turned aside from thee, and is thine enemy?

Smith's Literal Translation
And Samuel will say, Why wilt thou ask of me, and Jehovah departed from thee and he will be thine enemy?

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samuel said: Why askest thou me, seeing the Lord has departed from thee, and is gone over to thy rival:

Catholic Public Domain Version
And Samuel said, “Why do you question me, though the Lord has withdrawn from you, and has crossed over to your rival?

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And Shemueil said to Shaul: “Why do you ask me when LORD JEHOVAH has removed himself from you, and he is with your companion?

Lamsa Bible
Then Samuel said to Saul, Why do you ask of me, seeing the LORD has departed from you, and now he is with your neighbor David?

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samuel said: 'Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine adversary?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Samuel said, Why askest thou me, whereas the Lord has departed from thee, and taken part with thy neighbour?








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