1 Samuel 28 ©
Achish putteth confidence in David. Saul, who had before destroyed the workers with familiar spirits, afraid of the host of the Philistines, and forsaken of God, hath recourse to a witch at En-dor, whom he persuadeth to raise up Samuel. Saul, being informed by Samuel of his approaching ruin, fainteth. The woman and his servants prevail upon him to take some food for his refreshment.
AND it came to pass in those days, athat the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, bthat thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.
¶Then said Saul unto his servants, lSeek 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 mthat hath a familiar spirit at nEn-dor.
And Saul odisguised 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, pdivine unto me by the *familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath qcut 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?
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
¶And xSamuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am y*sore distressed; for the Philistines make war against me, and zGod is departed from me, and aanswereth me no more, neither 2by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
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.
And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, and killed it, and took lflour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof:
And she brought it before Saul, and before his servants; and they did eat. Then they rose up, and went away that night.