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1 Samuel 28:3

    1 Samuel 28:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel, after weeping for him, had put his body in its last resting-place in Ramah, his town. And Saul had put away from the land all those who had control of spirits and who made use of secret arts.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. Saul had put away those who had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:3

    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 Leviticus 19:31, and Exodus 22:18.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 28:3

    It does not appear when Saul had suppressed witchcraft; it was probably in the early part of his reign.

    Familiar spirits ... wizards - i. e. ventriloquists ... wise or cunning men. See Leviticus 19:31 note.