1 Samuel 28
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And it was in those days, and the Philistines gathered their camps for battle to the valley to fight with Israel, and Akish said to David: “You will surely know that you will go out with me to the encampment, you and your men!” 2And David said to Akish: “Therefore you shall know what your Servant will do!” And Akish said to David: “Therefore I will make you my Top Guard all the days!”

3And Samuel had died and all Israel had mourned over him and buried him in Ramtha in his tomb, and Shaul removed the Necromancers and Soothsayers from the land 4And the Philistines were assembled and they came, they camped in Shekim, and Shaul gathered all Israel and they camped in Galgala 5And Shaul saw the encampment of the Philistines and was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly 6And he inquired of LORD JEHOVAH, and he did not answer him, neither in a dream, neither in fire, neither by a Prophet

7And Shaul said to his Servants: “Seek for me a woman who brings up the spirits of the dead, and I shall go to her and I shall inquire of her.” His Servants said to him: “Behold, a woman who brings up spirits of the dead is in Aduir”

8And Shaul stripped his garments and wore another robe, and he went on, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman in the night, and Shaul said to her: “Divine for me by the spirits of the dead and bring up for me him whom I will say to you” 9And the woman said to him: “Behold, you know what Shaul did when he would remove Necromancers and Soothsayers from the land! Why do you hunt my soul to put me to death?” 10And Shaul swore to her by LORD JEHOVAH and said: “LORD JEHOVAH is living that there shall be no harm to you in this matter!” 11And the woman said, “Whom shall I bring up to you? And he said, bring up Shemueil to me” 12And the woman saw Shemueil and she wailed in a loud voice and she said to Shaul: “What is this that you have done to me? Why have you deceived me?” and “You are Shaul!” 13And the King said to her: “Do not be afraid! What have you seen?” And the woman said to Shaul: “I have seen gods coming up from the Earth!” 14And he said to her, “What is his appearance?” She said to him: “An old man came up and he was clothed with a cloak.” And Shaul knew that it was Samuel, and he fell on his face on the ground and he worshiped

15And Shemueil said to Shaul: “Why have you disturbed me to bring me up?” And Shaul said: “I have been very grieved and the Philistines are fighting with me, and God has gone away from me and does not answer me anymore, neither by the hand of the Prophets, nor by dreams. I searched and I called you that you would tell me what I shall do.” 16And Shemueil said to Shaul: “Why do you ask me when LORD JEHOVAH has removed himself from you, and he is with your companion? 17And LORD JEHOVAH has done for him just as he said by my hands, and he has ripped the kingdom from your hand and he has given it to your friend David 18Because you have not listened to the voice of LORD JEHOVAH, and you have not executed the heat of his anger in Amaleq, therefore this thing LORD JEHOVAH has done to you today 19And LORD JEHOVAH shall also deliver Israel with you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me, and also LORD JEHOVAH shall deliver the encampment of Israel into the hands of the Philistines”

20And Saul moved swiftly and fell on his face on the ground and he was very afraid of the words of Shemueil, and no strength was in him, because it was all day and all night that he had not eaten bread 21And the woman came and she saw that he was very afraid, and she said to him: “See, your Maid Servant has listened to your voice, and I have placed my life into your hands, and I have listened to your words which you told me 22Now listen also to the voice of your Maid Servant and I will set before you a piece of bread, and you should eat, and you will have strength so that you may go on the road.” 23And he did not want it, and he said: “I will not eat.” And his Servants begged of him, also the woman, and he listened to their voice, and he got up from the ground and sat down on the bed 24And the woman had a fattened calf in her house and she hurried to slaughter it, and she took flour and kneaded and baked unleavened bread 25And she brought it before Shaul and before his Servants, and they ate and they got up, and they walked into the night

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
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1 Samuel 27
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