1 Samuel 28:25

“And she brought it before Saul, and before his seruants, and they did eate: then they arose vp, and went away that night.”

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Other Translations

And she brought [it] before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.
- King James Version

She brought {it} before Saul and his servants, and they ate. Then they arose and went away that night.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she put it before Saul and his servants, and they had a meal. Then they got up and went away the same night.
- Basic English Bible

and she brought it near before Saul, and before his servants, and they ate. And they rose up and went away that night.
- Darby Bible

And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they ate. Then they arose and went away that night.
- Webster's Bible

She brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they ate. Then they rose up, and went away that night.
- World English Bible

and bringeth nigh before Saul, and before his servants, and they eat, and rise, and go on, during that night.
- Youngs Literal Bible

and she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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