1 Samuel 28:6
New International Version
He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.

New Living Translation
He asked the LORD what he should do, but the LORD refused to answer him, either by dreams or by sacred lots or by the prophets.

English Standard Version
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.

Berean Study Bible
He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.

New American Standard Bible
When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.

King James Bible
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

Christian Standard Bible
He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him in dreams or by the Urim or by the prophets.

Contemporary English Version
So he asked the LORD what to do. But the LORD would not answer, either in a dream or by a priest or a prophet.

Good News Translation
and so he asked the LORD what to do. But the LORD did not answer him at all, either by dreams or by the use of Urim and Thummim or by prophets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him in dreams or by the Urim or by the prophets.

International Standard Version
Saul inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him, either through dreams or Urim or through prophets.

NET Bible
So Saul inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him--not by dreams nor by Urim nor by the prophets.

New Heart English Bible
When Saul inquired of the LORD, The LORD did not answer him, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He prayed to the LORD, but the LORD didn't answer him through dreams, the Urim, or prophets.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

New American Standard 1977
When Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams or by Urim or by prophets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Saul enquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams nor by Urim nor by prophets.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

American King James Version
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

American Standard Version
And when Saul inquired of Jehovah, Jehovah answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Saul enquired of the Lord; and the Lord answered him not by dreams, nor by manifestations, nor by prophets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he consulted the Lord, and he answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by priests, nor by prophets.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul inquired of Jehovah; but Jehovah did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.

English Revised Version
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

World English Bible
When Saul inquired of Yahweh, Yahweh didn't answer him, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

Young's Literal Translation
and Saul asketh at Jehovah, and Jehovah hath not answered him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets.
Study Bible
Philistines Gather Against Israel
5When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid and trembled violently. 6He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.
Cross References
Exodus 28:30
And place the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece of judgment, so that they will also be over Aaron's heart whenever he comes before the LORD. Aaron will continually carry the judgment of the sons of Israel over his heart before the LORD.

Leviticus 8:8
Then he put the breastpiece on him and placed the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece.

Numbers 12:6
He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, will reveal Myself to him in a vision, I will speak to him in a dream;

Numbers 27:21
He shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who will seek counsel for him before the LORD by the judgment of the Urim. At his command he and all the Israelites with him, the entire congregation, will go out and come in."

1 Samuel 14:37
So Saul inquired of God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You give them into the hand of Israel?" But God did not answer him that day.

1 Samuel 28:5
When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid and trembled violently.

1 Samuel 28:15
Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" "I am deeply distressed," replied Saul. "The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has turned away from me. He no longer answers me, either by the prophets or dreams. So I have called on you to tell me what to do."

2 Samuel 22:42
They looked, but there was no one to save them--to the LORD, but He did not answer.

1 Chronicles 10:13
So Saul died for his unfaithfulness to the LORD, because he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance,

1 Chronicles 10:14
and he failed to inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.

Proverbs 1:24
Because you refused my call, and no one took my outstretched hand,

Joel 2:28
And afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

Micah 3:7
Then the seers will be ashamed and the diviners disgraced. They will all cover their mouths because there is no answer from God.

Treasury of Scripture

And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

enquired

1 Samuel 14:37
And Saul asked counsel of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into the hand of Israel? But he answered him not that day.

1 Chronicles 10:14
And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

Proverbs 1:27,28
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you…

by dreams

Genesis 28:12-15
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it…

Genesis 46:2-4
And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I…

Numbers 12:6
And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

by Urim

Exodus 28:20
And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper: they shall be set in gold in their inclosings.

Numbers 27:21
And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

Deuteronomy 33:8
And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;

by prophets

Psalm 74:9
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

Lamentations 2:9
Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.

Ezekiel 20:3
Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye come to inquire of me? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be inquired of by you.







Lexicon
He inquired
וַיִּשְׁאַ֤ל (way·yiš·’al)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

of the LORD,
בַּֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

but the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

did not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

answer him
עָנָ֖הוּ (‘ā·nā·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

by dreams
בַּחֲלֹמ֛וֹת (ba·ḥă·lō·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2472: A dream

or
גַּ֧ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

Urim
בָּאוּרִ֖ים (bā·’ū·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 224: Part of the high priest's breastplate

or
גַּ֥ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

prophets.
בַּנְּבִיאִֽם׃ (ban·nə·ḇî·’im)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet
(6) And when Saul enquired of the Lord.----The question has been asked, How was the enquiry made? for since the massacre at Nob, the high priest, or, at least, the priest in possession of the sacred ephod and the breastplate, with the Urim and Thummim, was, we know, in the camp of David, and we shall soon hear of a solemn use being made of the sacred gems. (See 1Samuel 30:7-8.) It has been suggested by eminent Biblical scholars that after the murder of Ahimelech and the flight of Abiathar to David, Saul removed the national Sanctuary from desecrated Nob, and established it at Gibeon, where, during the first year of David's reign, we find the Tabernacle, with Zadok, son of Ahitub, of the house of Eleazar, acting as high priest--probably placed in that office by Saul. This would account for the frequent reference in the time of David to two high priests, Zadok and Abiathar: Zadok, the high priest appointed by Saul, for a considerable period alone in charge of the Tabernacle; and Abiathar, who fled from Nob with the ephod and the sacred Urim, acknowledged by David as high priest, when the kingdom was restored eventually under one head. These two seemed to have divided the honours and responsibilities of the high priesthood. (See 2Samuel 8:17; 2Samuel 15:24; 2Samuel 15:29; 2Samuel 15:35; 1Chronicles 15:11; 1Chronicles 18:16.)

This Zadok, we may assume, "enquired" for Saul:�some suppose by means of an ephod made in imitation of the ancient breastplate with the Urim in possession of Abiathar; but, as may be readily imagined, no response was received. It is also likely enough that some "prophets"--so called--trained, not improbably, in the school of Samuel, were present with Saul. These, too, of course, received no Divine message, either by voice or in dreams.

28:1-6 David could not refuse Achish without danger. If he promised assistance, and then stood neuter, or went over to the Israelites, he would behave with ingratitude and treachery. If he fought against Israel, he would sin greatly. It seemed impossible that he should get out of this difficulty with a clear conscience; but his evasive answer, intended to gain time, was not consistent with the character of an Israelite indeed. Troubles are terrors to the children of disobedience. In his distress, Saul inquired of the Lord. He did not seek in faith, but with a double, unstable mind. Saul had put the law in force against those that had familiar spirits, Ex 22:18. Many seem zealous against, sin, when they are any way hurt by it, who have no concern for the glory of God, nor any dislike of sin as sin. Many seem enemies to sin in others, while they indulge it in themselves. Saul will drive the devil out of his kingdom, yet harbours him in his heart by envy and malice. How foolish to consult those whom, according to God's law, he had endeavoured to root out!
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