1 Samuel 28:11
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New International Version
Then the woman asked, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" "Bring up Samuel," he said.

New Living Translation
Finally, the woman said, "Well, whose spirit do you want me to call up?" "Call up Samuel," Saul replied.

English Standard Version
Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” He said, “Bring up Samuel for me.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the woman said, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" And he said, "Bring up Samuel for me."

King James Bible
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Who is it that you want me to bring up for you?" the woman asked. "Bring up Samuel for me," he answered.

International Standard Version
The woman said, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" Saul said, "Bring up Samuel for me."

NET Bible
The woman replied, "Who is it that I should bring up for you?" He said, "Bring up for me Samuel."

New Heart English Bible
Then the woman said, "Whom shall I bring up to you?" He said, "Bring Samuel up for me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whom should I conjure up for you?" the woman asked. "Conjure up Samuel for me," he answered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said the woman: 'Whom shall I bring up unto thee?' And he said: 'Bring me up Samuel.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up for you?” And he said, “Bring up Samuel for me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the woman said, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto you? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

American King James Version
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up to you? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

American Standard Version
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the woman said to him: Whom shall I bring up to thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

Darby Bible Translation
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up to thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

English Revised Version
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the woman, whom shall I bring up to thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.

World English Bible
Then the woman said, "Whom shall I bring up to you?" He said, "Bring Samuel up for me."

Young's Literal Translation
And the woman saith, 'Whom do I bring up to thee?' and he saith, 'Samuel -- bring up to me.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
28:7-19 When we go from the plain path of duty, every thing draws us further aside, and increases our perplexity and temptation. Saul desires the woman to bring one from the dead, with whom he wished to speak; this was expressly forbidden, De 18:11. All real or pretended witchcraft or conjuration, is a malicious or an ignorant attempt to gain knowledge or help from some creature, when it cannot be had from the Lord in the path of duty. While Samuel was living, we never read of Saul's going to advise with him in any difficulties; it had been well for him if he had. But now he is dead, Bring me up Samuel. Many who despise and persecute God's saints and ministers when living, would be glad to have them again, when they are gone. The whole shows that it was no human fraud or trick. Though the woman could not cause Samuel's being sent, yet Saul's inquiry might be the occasion of it. The woman's surprise and terror proved that it was an unusual and unexpected appearance. Saul had despised Samuel's solemn warnings in his lifetime, yet now that he hoped, as in defiance of God, to obtain some counsel and encouragement from him, might not God permit the soul of his departed prophet to appear to Saul, to confirm his former sentence, and denounce his doom? The expression, Thou and thy sons shall be with me, means no more than that they shall be in the eternal world. There appears much solemnity in God's permitting the soul of a departed prophet to come as a witness from heaven, to confirm the word he had spoken on earth.
Study Bible
Saul and the Medium of Endor
10Saul vowed to her by the LORD, saying, "As the LORD lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing." 11Then the woman said, "Whom shall I bring up for you?" And he said, "Bring up Samuel for me." 12When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, "Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 28:10
Saul vowed to her by the LORD, saying, "As the LORD lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing."

1 Samuel 28:12
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice; and the woman spoke to Saul, saying, "Why have you deceived me? For you are Saul."
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