1 Factum est autem in diebus illis, congregaverunt Phili sthim agmina sua, ut praepararentur ad bellum contra Israel. Dixitque Achis ad David: "Sciens nunc scito quoniam mecum egredieris in castris tu et viri tui".
2 Dixitque David ad Achis: "Ideo tu quoque scies, quae facturus est servus tuus". Et ait Achis ad David: "Ideo custodem capitis mei ponam te cunctis diebus".
3 Samuel autem mortuus erat; planxeratque eum omnis Israel, et sepelierant eum in Rama urbe sua. Et Saul abstulerat magos et hariolos de terra.
4 Congregatique sunt Philisthim et venerunt et castrametati sunt in Sunam. Congregavit autem et Saul universum Israel, et castrametati sunt in Gelboe.
5 Et vidit Saul castra Philisthim et timuit, et expavit cor eius nimis.
6 Consuluitque Dominum, et non respondit ei neque per somnia neque per Urim neque per prophetas.
7 Dixitque Saul servis suis: "Quaerite mihi mulierem habentem pythonem, et vadam ad eam et sciscitabor per illam". Et dixerunt servi eius ad eum: "Est mulier habens pythonem in Endor".
8 Mutavit ergo habitum suum vestitusque est aliis vestimentis et abiit ipse et duo viri cum eo; veneruntque ad mulierem nocte, et ait: "Divina mihi in pythone et suscita mihi, quem dixero tibi".
9 Et ait mulier ad eum: "Ecce tu nosti, quanta fecerit Saul et quomodo eraserit magos et hariolos de terra; quare ergo insidiaris animae meae, ut occidar?".
10 Et iuravit ei Saul in Domino dicens: "Vivit Dominus quia non veniet tibi quidquam mali propter hanc rem".
11 Dixitque ei mulier: "Quem suscitabo tibi?". Qui ait: "Samuelem suscita mihi".
12 Cum autem vidisset mulier Samuelem, exclamavit voce magna et dixit ad Saul: "Quare imposuisti mihi? Tu es enim Saul!".
13 Dixitque ei rex: "Noli timere. Quid vidisti?". Et ait mulier ad Saul: "Hominem divinum vidi ascendentem de terra".
14 Dixitque ei: "Qualis est forma eius?". Quae ait: "Vir senex ascendit et ipse amictus est pallio". Intellexit Saul quod Samuel esset et inclinavit se super faciem suam in terra et adoravit.
15 Dixit autem Samuel ad Saul: "Quare inquietasti me, ut suscitarer?". Et ait Saul: "Coartor nimis. Siquidem Philisthim pugnant adversum me, et Deus recessit a me et exaudire me noluit neque in manu prophetarum neque per somnia; vocavi ergo te, ut ostenderes mihi quid faciam".
16 Et ait Samuel: "Quid interrogas me, cum Dominus recesserit a te et factus est adversarius tuus?
17 Fecit enim Dominus, sicut locutus est in manu mea, et scidit regnum de manu tua et dedit illud proximo tuo David,
18 quia non oboedisti voci Domini neque fecisti iram furoris eius in Amalec. Idcirco quod pateris, fecit tibi Dominus hodie.
19 Et dabit Dominus etiam Israel tecum in manu Philisthim; cras autem tu et filii tui mecum eritis, sed et castra Israel tradet Dominus in manu Philisthim".
20 Statimque Saul cecidit porrectus in terram; extimuerat enim verba Samuel, et robur non erat in eo, quia non comederat panem tota die illa et tota nocte illa.
21 Accessit itaque mulier ad Saul et vidit quod conturbatus esset valde; dixitque ad eum: "Ecce audivit ancilla tua vocem tuam, et posui animam meam in manu mea et oboedivi sermonibus tuis, quos locutus es ad me.
22 Nunc igitur audi et tu vocem ancillae tuae, ut ponam coram te buccellam panis, et comedens convalescas, ut possis iter facere".
23 Qui renuit et ait: "Non comedam". Coegerunt autem eum servi sui et mulier; et tandem, audita voce eorum, surrexit de terra et sedit super lectum.
24 Mulier autem illa habebat vitulum pascualem in domo; et festinavit et occidit eum, tollensque farinam miscuit eam et coxit azyma.
25 Et posuit ante Saul et ante servos eius. Qui cum comedissent, surrexerunt et abierunt hac eadem nocte.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.
2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.
3 ¶ Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.
4 And the Philistines gathered themselves together, and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered all Israel together, and they pitched in Gilboa.
5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.
6 And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.
7 ¶ Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor.
8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?
10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.
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.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
15 ¶ And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
17 And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David:
18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.
19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.
20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.
21 ¶ And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me.
22 Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and eat, that thou mayest have strength, when thou goest on thy way.
23 But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed.
24 And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof:
25 And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.