15 Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?”

“I am in great distress,” Saul said. “The Philistines are fighting against me, and God has departed(A) from me. He no longer answers(B) me, either by prophets or by dreams.(C) So I have called on you to tell me what to do.”

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31 “‘Do not turn to mediums(A) or seek out spiritists,(B) for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.

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He sacrificed his children(A) in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practiced divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums(B) and spiritists.(C) He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

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