Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Samuel 28:10

Saul vowed to her by the Lord , saying, "As the Lord lives, no punishment shall come upon you for this thing."
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - En-Dor;   Familiar Spirits;   Miracles;   Necromancy;   Oath;   Samuel;   Saul;   Sorcery;   Witchcraft;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Miracles through Evil Agents;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Endor;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Samuel;   Saul, king of israel;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Descent into Hell (Hades);   Magic;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Prayer;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Magic;   Saul;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Divination;   Saul;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Divination and Magic;   Medium;   Samuel, Books of;   Urim and Thummim;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Death;   En-Dor;   Eschatology;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Descent into Hades;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Magic;   Saul;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - War;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Happen;   Intercession;   Samuel, Books of;   Woman;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Endor, the Witch of;   Samuel;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Saul sware to her by the Lord,.... By the Word of the Lord, as the Targum: it is much that Saul, being about such a work of darkness and wickedness, could take the name of the Lord into his mouth, and swear by him in such a solemn manner; which must surely put him in mind of his omniscience, from whom this wicked action could not be hid:

saying, as the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing; the tenor of the oath was, and so the woman understood it, that he would never make any discovery of what she did, and so she would be sat from punishment; though as he was the supreme governor, and a very arbitrary prince, had it been discovered, he could have screened her from justice, though contrary to the law of God; however, he could not secure her from eternal punishment.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-samuel-28.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Samuel 28:10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, [As] the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.

Ver. 10. And Saul sware to her by the Lord.] A most wicked abuse of God’s holy name: but this was ordinary with Saul, whom we have before noted for a great swearer and forswearer.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-28.html. 1865-1868.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Thing. He adds this crime of swearing unjustly, to all the rest. (Saline[Salien?])

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:10". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-samuel-28.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. Saul sware to her by the Lord. It is evident that the oath, "as the Lord liveth," had, as used by such a person as Saul, become a common and established form of swearing in Israel. Even this pledge must have convinced her of the rank and quality of her visitor; because none but the king himself could give her an absolute promise of security.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-28.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
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14:39; 19:6; Genesis 3:5; Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 18:10-12; 2 Samuel 14:11; Matthew 26:72; Mark 6:23
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 29:6 - the Lord;  2 Samuel 13:28 - fear not;  2 Samuel 19:23 - sware;  Matthew 14:9 - the oath's

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-28.html.