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1 Samuel 15

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1 And Samuel said to Saul: The Lord sent me to anoint you king over his people, over Israel; now listen to the voice of the Lord.
2 Thus says the Lord of hosts: I remembered what Amalek had done to Israel, how he had resisted him on the way, when he was coming from Egypt;
3 now go and smite Amalek, and destroy all that he has; and do not give mercy to him, but put him to death from husband to wife, from lad to baby, from ox to sheep, from camel to donkey.
4 And Saul gathered the people and counted them in Telaim, two hundred thousand Israelites on foot and ten thousand from the tribe of Judah.
5 And Saul came to the city of Amalikov, and made an ambush in the valley.
6 And Saul said to the Kineans: go, be separated, go out from among the Amalek, lest I destroy you with him, for you have shown favor to all the Israelites when they came from Egypt. And the Kenites separated from among the Amalekites.
7 And Saul struck Amalek from Havilah to the vicinity of Surah, which is before Egypt;
8 and Agag, king Amalikov, captured the living, and the whole nation was destroyed with a sword.
9 But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of sheep and oxen and well-fed lambs, and they didn’t want to destroy all the good, but they destroyed all the unimportant and bad things.

10 And the word of the Lord to Samuel was this:
eleven I regret that I made Saul king, for he turned away from Me and did not fulfill My word. And Samuel was saddened and cried out to the Lord the whole night.
12 And Samuel got up early in the morning [and went] to meet Saul. And they informed Samuel that Saul went to Carmel and there he erected a monument for himself, and went down to Gilgal.
thirteen When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said to him: Blessed are you from the Lord; I fulfilled the word of the Lord.
14 And Samuel said: And what kind of bleating of sheep in my ears and the mooing of oxen that I hear?
fifteen And Saul said: they brought them from Amalek, because the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen for sacrifice to the Lord your God; We destroyed the rest.
16 And Samuel Saul said: wait, I will tell you what the Lord told me at night. And Saul said unto him, Speak.
17 And Samuel said, Were you not small in your eyes when you became the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed you king over Israel?
18 And the Lord sent you on the road, saying: `Go and betray the curse of the wicked Amalekites and fight against them until you destroy them. '
19 Why didn’t you listen to the voice of the Lord and rushed to prey, and did evil in the sight of the Lord?
20 And Saul said to Samuel: I listened to the voice of the Lord and went on the way where the Lord sent me, and brought Agag king of the Amalekites, and he destroyed Amalek;
21 the people, from prey, from sheep and oxen, took the best of the sworn, for sacrifice to the Lord your God, in Gilgal.
22 And Samuel answered: Are burnt offerings and sacrifices as pleasing to the Lord as obedience to the voice of the Lord? Obedience is better than sacrifice and obedience is better than the fat of rams;
23 for rebellion is [the same] sin as magic, and opposition [the same as] idolatry; because you rejected the word of the Lord, and He rejected you so that you would not be king.

24 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and thy word; but I was afraid of the people and listened to their voices;
25 now take off my sin from me and come back with me, that I should bow to the Lord.
26 And Samuel Saul answered, I do not toss and turn with you, for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you, so that you will not be king over Israel.
27 And Samuel turned to leave. But [Saul] grabbed the edge of his garment and tore it apart.
28 Then Samuel said: Now the Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you and has given it to your neighbor, your best;
29th and he will not tell a lie and the Faithful of Israel will not repent; for He is not a man, to repent to Him.
thirty And [Saul] said: I have sinned, but now I am almost before the elders of my people and before Israel, and turn back with me, and I will worship the Lord your God.
31 And Samuel returned after Saul, and Saul bowed to the Lord.

32 Then Samuel said: Bring to me Agag king of Amalek. And Agag trembled up to him, and Agag said: Surely the bitterness of death has passed?
33 But Samuel said: just as the sword of your wife deprived children, so let your mother between the wives be deprived [of the son]. And Samuel Agag cut up before the Lord in Gilgal.
34 And Samuel went to Ramah, and Saul went to his house, to Gib Saul.
35 And Samuel no longer saw Saul until the day of his death; but Samuel was sad about Saul, because the Lord repented that Saul reigned over Israel.

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