SEV Biblia, Chapter 28:3 Ya Samuel era muerto, y todo Israel lo había lamentado, y le habían sepultado en Ramá, en su ciudad. Y Saúl había echado de la tierra los encantadores y adivinos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 28:3 Verse 3. Samuel was dead] And there was no longer a public accredited prophet to consult.
Those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards] See the note on Lev. xix. 31, and Exod. xxii. 18.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 3. Now Samuel was dead , etc.] Had been so for some time; which is mentioned before, ( 1 Samuel 25:1); and here repeated, partly to observe the reason of the Philistines renewing the war, and partly to account for the conduct of Saul, in seeking to a witch to raise Samuel, and for the sake of that story: and all Israel lamented him ; as they had great reason to do; (see Gill on “ 1 Samuel 25:1”); and buried him in Ramah, even his own city; there being two Ramahs, as Kimchi observes, it is added, “in his own city”, to show that he was buried in that Ramah which was his native place, and where his constant residence was; though, as he says, it may mean that he was buried within the city, and not without it; but the Targum gives a different sense, “and they buried him in Ramah, and mourned for him every man in his city:” and Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards , out of the land : out of the land of Israel; had by an edict banished them, or had given orders that neither witches nor wizards should abide in the land; but should be taken up, and prosecuted according to the law of God; which he had done either at the instigation of Samuel; or, as some think, from a conceit that the evil spirit he had been troubled with was owing to them; or to make some appearance of a zeal for religion, and the honour and glory of God: this is observed to show the inconstancy of Saul, and his folly in applying after this to a person of such a character, and to account for the fears of the woman when applied to, and afterwards when she was engaged, when she found it was by Saul; (see 1 Samuel 28:7-12).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-6 - David could not refuse Achish without danger. If he promise assistance, and then stood neuter, or went over to the Israelites, he would behave with ingratitude and treachery. If he fought agains Israel, he would sin greatly. It seemed impossible that he should ge out of this difficulty with a clear conscience; but his evasive answer intended to gain time, was not consistent with the character of a Israelite indeed. Troubles are terrors to the children of disobedience In his distress, Saul inquired of the Lord. He did not seek in faith but with a double, unstable mind. Saul had put the law in force agains those that had familiar spirits, Ex 22:18. Many seem zealous against sin, when they are any way hurt by it, who have no concern for the glory of God, nor any dislike of sin as sin. Many seem enemies to sin in others, while they indulge it in themselves. Saul will drive the devil out of his kingdom, yet harbours him in his heart by envy an malice. How foolish to consult those whom, according to God's law, he had endeavoured to root out!
Original Hebrew ושׁמואל 8050 מת 4191 ויספדו 5594 לו כל 3605 ישׂראל 3478 ויקברהו 6912 ברמה 7414 ובעירו 5892 ושׁאול 7586 הסיר 5493 האבות 178 ואת 853 הידענים 3049 מהארץ׃ 776