SEV Biblia, Chapter 28:6 Y consultó Saúl al SEÑOR; pero el SEÑOR no le respondió, ni por sueños, ni por Urim, ni por profetas.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 28:6 Verse 6. The Lord answered him not] He used the three methods by which supernatural intelligence was ordinarily given:- 1. Dreams. - The person prayed for instruction; and begged that God would answer by a significant dream.
2. Urim. - This was a kind of oracular answer given to the high priest when clothed with the ephod, on which were the Urim and Thummim.
How these communicated the answer, is not well known.
3. Prophets. - Who were requested by the party concerned to consult the Lord on the subject in question, and to report his answer. The prophets at that time could only be those in the schools of the prophets, which Samuel had established at Naioth and Gibeah. These were the only successors of Samuel that we know of.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 6. And when Saul inquired of the Lord , etc.] And this being not done truly and heartily, nor continued in, it was as if he had not inquired, and especially after he had inquired of one that had a familiar spirit, as Kimchi observes; for so it is said, ( 1 Chronicles 10:14); the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams ; which he dreamed himself, from whence he could not conclude anything relating to the will of God; so the Targum, “the Lord did not receive his prayer even by dreams;” or by dreamers, diviners, who pretended to give answers by dreams: nor by Urim ; there being no priest to consult in this way, Abiathar having fled with the ephod, in which were the Urim and Thummim, to David, ( 1 Samuel 23:9); though some think that he sent to Abiathar, who was with David, to inquire for him; and others that he made another ephod with Urim, and appointed another priest to consult by them; neither of which are probable: nor by prophets ; of which there was a school not far from him, even at Naioth in Ramah, of which Samuel in his lifetime was president; but neither by the one nor the other could Saul get an answer from God, who for his sins had departed from him.
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 וישׁאל 7592 שׁאול 7586 ביהוה 3068 ולא 3808 ענהו 6030 יהוה 3068 גם 1571 בחלמות 2472 גם 1571 באורים 224 גם 1571 בנביאם׃ 5030