1 Samuel 28:16

“Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Samuel 28:16

Then said Samuel, Wherefore then doest thou aske of mee, seeing the Lord is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Samuel said, "Why then do you ask me, since the LORD has departed from you and has become your adversary?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Samuel said, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing Jehovah is departed from thee, and is become thine adversary?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Samuel said, Why do you put your questions to me, seeing that God has gone away from you and is on the side of him who is against you?
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

And Samuel saith, `And why dost thou ask me, and Jehovah hath turned aside from thee, and is thine enemy?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Samuel said: `Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine adversary?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Samuel 28:16

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 28:16


28:14 A mantle - The usual habit of prophets, and particularly of Samuel, chap.#15:27|. If it was not Samuel, but an other spirit in his shape, it is not true, that Saul perceived it was Samuel. It seems Saul did not see him, so soon as the woman, which occasioned his asking those questions.

28:15 Called Samuel - Happy had it been, if he had called Samuel sooner, or rather the God of Samuel! It was now too late: destruction was at hand and God had determined, it should not be stayed.

28:17 To him - To David.


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