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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Samuel 28:13


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    King James Bible - 1 Samuel 28:13

    And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

    World English Bible

    The king said to her, "Don't be afraid. For what do you see?" The woman said to Saul, "I see a god coming up out of the earth."

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Samuel 28:13

    And the king said to her: Fear not: what hast thou seen? And the woman said to Saul: I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And the king said to her be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said to Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר
    559 לה  המלך 4428  אל 408  תיראי 3372  כי 3588  מה 4100  ראית 7200  ותאמר 559  האשׁה 802  אל 413  שׁאול 7586  אלהים 430  ראיתי 7200  עלים 5927  מן 4480  הארץ׃ 776  

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    VERSE (13) -
    Ex 4:16; 22:28 Ps 82:6,7 Joh 10:34,35

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 28:13

    ¿Por qué me has engañado? que tú eres Saúl. Y el rey le dijo: No temas: ¿Qué has visto? Y la mujer respondió a Saúl: He visto dioses que suben de la tierra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 28:13

    Verse 13. I saw gods ascending out of the
    earth.] The word µwhla elohim, which we translate gods, is the word which is used for the Supreme Being throughout the Bible; but all the versions, the Chaldee excepted, translate it in the plural number, as we do. The Chaldee has, I see yyd akalm malacha dayeya, an angel of the Lord, ascending from the earth. This sight alarmed the woman; it was what she did not expect; in this she could not recognise her familiar, and she was terrified at the appearance.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. And the king said unto her, be not afraid , etc.] Meaning not of the
    apparition, but of him; since he had sworn no punishment should come upon her, and he should inviolably observe his oath: for what sawest thou? for as yet Saul himself saw not anything, the woman being between him and the apparition; or she might be in another room with her familiar spirit performing the operations when Samuel appeared: and the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth ; a great personage, one of a majestic form, like the gods, or judges and civil magistrates, sometimes so called, as Kimchi and R. Isaiah rightly interpret it; and so the Targum, “I saw an angel of the Lord;” a person that looked like one; for not many came up with him, and particularly Moses, as say some Jewish writers f544 .

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 7-19 - When we go from the plain path of
    duty, every thing draws us furthe aside, and increases our perplexity and temptation. Saul desires the woman to bring one from the dead, with whom he wished to speak; thi was expressly forbidden, De 18:11. All real or pretended witchcraft of conjuration, is a malicious or an ignorant attempt to gain knowledge of help from some creature, when it cannot be had from the Lord in the path of duty. While Samuel was living, we never read of Saul's going to advise with him in any difficulties; it had been well for him if he had. But now he is dead, "Bring me up Samuel." Many who despise an persecute God's saints and ministers when living, would be glad to have them again, when they are gone. The whole shows that it was no huma fraud or trick. Though the woman could not cause Samuel's being sent yet Saul's inquiry might be the occasion of it. The woman's surpris and terror proved that it was an unusual and unexpected appearance Saul had despised Samuel's solemn warnings in his lifetime, yet no that he hoped, as in defiance of God, to obtain some counsel an encouragement from him, might not God permit the soul of his departe prophet to appear to Saul, to confirm his former sentence, and denounc his doom? The expression, "Thou and thy sons shall be with me," mean no more than that they shall be in the eternal world. There appear much solemnity in God's permitting the soul of a departed prophet to come as a witness from heaven, to confirm the word he had spoken of earth.


    Original Hebrew

    ויאמר 559 לה  המלך 4428  אל 408  תיראי 3372  כי 3588  מה 4100  ראית 7200  ותאמר 559  האשׁה 802  אל 413  שׁאול 7586  אלהים 430  ראיתי 7200  עלים 5927  מן 4480  הארץ׃ 776  


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