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1Samuel 15
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Saul Spares King Agag

15Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.H8050H559H7586H3068H7971H4886H4428H5971H3478H8085H6963H1697H3068 2Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.H559H3068H6635H6485H6002H6213H3478H7760H1870H5927H4714 3Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.H3212H5221H6002H2763H2550H4191H376H802H5768H3243H7794H7716H1581H2543 4And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.H7586H8085H5971H8085H6485H2923H3967H505H7273H6235H505H376H3063 5And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.H7586H935H5892H6002H7378H693H5158 6And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.H7586H559H7017H3212H5493H3381H8432H6002H622H6213H2617H1121H3478H5927H4714H7017H5493H8432H6003 7And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.H7586H5221H6002H2341H935H7793H6440H4714 8And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.H8610H90H4428H6002H2416H2763H5971H6310H2719 9But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.H7586H5971H2550H90H4315H6629H1241H4932H3733H2896H14H2763H4399H5240H4549H2763

Saul Rejected as King

10Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,H1697H3068H8050H559 11It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.H5162H4427H7586H4428H7725H310H6965H1697H2734H8050H2199H3068H3915 12And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.H8050H7925H7125H7586H1242H5046H8050H559H7586H935H3760H5324H3027H5437H5674H3381H1537 13And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.H8050H935H7586H7586H559H1288H3068H6965H1697H3068 14And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?H8050H559H6963H6629H241H6963H1241H8085 15And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.H7586H559H935H6003H5971H2550H4315H6629H1241H2076H3068H430H3498H2763 16Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.H8050H559H7586H7503H5046H3068H1696H3915H559H1696 17And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?H8050H559H6996H5869H7218H7626H3478H3068H4886H4428H3478 18And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.H3068H7971H1870H559H3212H2763H2400H6002H3898H3615 19Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?H8085H6963H3068H5860H7998H6213H7451H5869H3068 20And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.H7586H559H8050H8085H6963H3068H3212H1870H3068H7971H935H90H4428H6002H2763H6002 21But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.H5971H3947H7998H6629H1241H7225H2764H2076H3068H430H1537 22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.H8050H559H3068H2656H5930H2077H8085H6963H3068H8085H2896H2077H7181H2459H352 23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.H4805H2403H7081H6484H205H8655H3988H1697H3068H3988H4428 24And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.H7586H559H8050H2398H5674H6310H3068H1697H3372H5971H8085H6963 25Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD.H5375H2403H7725H7812H3068 26And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.H8050H559H7586H7725H3988H1697H3068H3068H3988H4428H3478 27And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.H8050H5437H3212H2388H3671H4598H7167 28And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.H8050H559H3068H7167H4468H3478H3117H5414H7453H2896 29And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.H5331H3478H8266H5162H120H5162 30Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God.H559H2398H3513H2205H5971H3478H7725H7812H3068H430 31So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LORD.H8050H7725H310H7586H7586H7812H3068 32Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.H559H8050H5066H90H4428H6002H90H3212H4574H90H559H403H4751H4194H5493 33And Samuel said, As the sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.H8050H559H2719H802H7921H517H7921H802H8050H8158H90H8158H6440H3068H1537 34Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.H8050H3212H7414H7586H5927H1004H1390H7586 35And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.H8050H3254H7200H7586H3117H4194H3588H8050H56H7586H3068H5162H7586H4427H3478


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