SEV Biblia, Chapter 28:15 Â¶ Y Samuel dijo a Saúl: Â¿Por qué me has inquietado haciéndome venir? Y Saúl respondió: Estoy muy acongojado; pues los filisteos pelean contra mí, y Dios se ha apartado de mí, y no me responde más, ni por mano de profetas, ni por sueños; por esto te he llamado, para que me declares qué tengo de hacer.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 28:15 Verse 15. Why hast thou disquieted me] The complaint is not directed against the woman but against Saul. Indeed, her incantations had no influence in the business, and it does not appear that she had commenced her operations before the angels had prepared the way of the prophet, and before the prophet himself had made his appearance.
That thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.] In his former difficulties, and when pressed by his enemies, he was in the habit of consulting Samuel; and now he applies to him as his former preceptor.
God, he knew, might answer by such a man as Samuel, when he would answer by no other means.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 15. And Samuel said to Saul, why hast thou disquieted me to bring me up ? etc.] This makes it a clear case that this was not the true Samuel; his soul was at rest in Abraham’s bosom, in the state of bliss and happiness in heaven, and it was not in the power of men and devils to disquiet it; nor would he have talked of his being brought up, but rather of his coming down, had it been really he; much less would he have acknowledged that he was brought up by Saul, by means of a witch, and through the help of the devil: and Saul answered, I am sore distressed ; in mind, being in great straits and difficulties, pressed hard upon by men, and forsaken of God, as follows: for the Philistines make war against me ; so they had many times, and he had been victorious, and had no reason to be so much distressed, if that was all: but he adds, and God is departed from me : and therefore he feared he should be left to fall into their hands; and that he had forsaken him he concluded from hence, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams : (see Gill on “ 1 Samuel 28:6”); he makes no mention of Urim, either because they were not with him to inquire by, being carried away by Abiathar when he fled to David, ( 1 Samuel 23:9); or, as the Jews say f548 , through shame, he said nothing of the Urim before Samuel, as he took this appearance to be, because he had slain the priests at Nob, and because of this shame, they say, his sin was forgiven him: therefore have I called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do ; which was downright madness and folly to imagine, that since God had forsaken him, and would give him no answer, that a prophet of his should take his part; or when he could get no answer from a prophet of God on earth, that he could expect an agreeable one from one fetched down from heaven: one would be tempted to think that he himself believed it was the devil he was talking to, and whom he had called for under the name of Samuel, and expected to see; for from whom else could he expect advice, when he was forsaken of God, and his prophets?
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.
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