1 Samuel 28:2

“And Dauid said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy seruant can doe. And Achish said to Dauid, Therfore will I make thee keeper of mine head for euer.”

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And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.
- King James Version

David said to Achish, "Very well, you shall know what your servant can do. So Achish said to David, "Very well, I will make you my bodyguard for life.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David said to Achish, Therefore thou shalt know what thy servant will do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of my head for ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David said to Achish, You will see now what your servant will do. And Achish said to David, Then I will make you keeper of my head for ever.
- Basic English Bible

And David said to Achish, Thereby thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of my person for ever.
- Darby Bible

And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of my head for ever.
- Webster's Bible

David said to Achish, "Therefore you shall know what your servant will do." Achish said to David, "Therefore will I make you my bodyguard for ever."
- World English Bible

And David saith unto Achish, `Therefore -- thou dost know that which thy servant dost do.' And Achish saith unto David, `Therefore -- keeper of my head I do appoint thee all the days.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David said to Achish: 'Therefore thou shalt know what thy servant will do.' And Achish said to David: 'Therefore will I make thee keeper of my head for ever.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 28:2


28:2 Can do - He speaks ambiguously, as he did before.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 28

  • Tim
    If at any time you are reading God's word and come to a place you do not understand, just ask God what it means. He will answer.
  • KATHY STINE
    I have studied this story many times because I believe it is a warning to those who would become involved in witchcraft to see what happened to King Saul because he believed a witch had power. She screamed when she saw Samuel, so she didn't bring him up from the dead. Only God has power over life and death. On TV and movies actors try to convince people they are powerful.
  • Michael
    Samuel tells u there is life after death. And he is not in heaven. Talking the death is real! So says the book.
  • Gloria Lilly
    The witch cried out and was surprised to see the real Samuel. God did allow Samuel to come and speak to Saul to repeat his message to the disobedient servant. He was able to get the message from the person he sought instead of God. God can make a donkey talk if he wants. This was a rare case but did happen.
  • BSP
    Saul had strayed so far from God that he turned to divination. We must make sure that we trust in God or we may be tempted to turn to uncanny means to find out about a matter.
  • April
    Saul made a BIG BIG mistake, he didn't kill the Amorities, now he's turning to sorcery :-0, Big,Big, No,No!,he was already going to be dealt his consequences, for the Amorities, now Sorcery,in my opinion, NOT very smart, one thing on top of another,I will Admitt here,I at a . fell into thinking if I could do "good" things with Wicca,it'd b ok,I burned all my books and REPENTED,how BLIND I was:(.

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