1 H8050 Samuel H559 [H8799] also said H7586 to Saul, H3068 The LORD H7971 [H8804] sent H4886 [H8800] me to anoint H4428 thee to be king H5971 over his people, H3478 over Israel: H8085 [H8798] now therefore hearken H6963 thou to the voice H1697 of the words H3068 of the LORD.
2 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts, H6485 [H8804] I remember H6002 that which Amalek H6213 [H8804] did H3478 to Israel, H7760 [H8804] how he laid H1870 wait for him in the way, H5927 [H8800] when he came up H4714 from Egypt.
3 H3212 [H8798] Now go H5221 [H8689] and smite H6002 Amalek, H2763 [H8689] and utterly seclude H2550 [H8799] all that they have, and spare H4191 [H8689] them not; but slay H376 both man H802 and woman, H5768 infant H3243 [H8802] and suckling, H7794 ox H7716 and sheep, H1581 camel H2543 and donkey.
4 H7586 And Saul H8085 0 gathered H5971 the people H8085 [H8762] together, H6485 [H8799] and numbered H2923 them in Telaim, H3967 two hundred H505 thousand H7273 footmen, H6235 and ten H505 thousand H376 men H3063 of Judah.
5 H7586 And Saul H935 [H8799] came H5892 to a city H6002 of Amalek, H7378 H693 [H8799] and laid wait H5158 in the valley.
6 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H7017 to the Kenites, H3212 [H8798] Go, H5493 [H8798] depart, H3381 [H8798] withdraw yourselves H8432 from among H6002 the Amalekites, H622 [H8799] lest I gather and take you away H6213 [H8804] with them: for ye showed H2617 mercy H1121 to all the sons H3478 of Israel, H5927 [H8800] when they came up H4714 from Egypt. H7017 So the Kenites H5493 [H8799] departed H8432 from among H6003 the Amalekites.
7 H7586 And Saul H5221 [H8686] smote H6002 the Amalekites H2341 from Havilah H935 [H8800] until thou comest H7793 to Shur, H6440 that is east of H4714 Egypt.
8 H8610 [H8799] And he took H90 Agag H4428 the king H6002 of the Amalekites H2416 alive, H2763 [H8689] and utterly secluded H5971 all the people H6310 with the edge H2719 of the sword.
9 H7586 But Saul H5971 and the people H2550 [H8799] spared H90 Agag, H4315 and the best H6629 of the sheep, H1241 and of the oxen, H4932 and of the fatlings, H3733 and the lambs, H2896 and all that was good, H14 [H8804] and would H2763 [H8687] not utterly seclude H4399 them: but every thing H5240 that was vile H4549 [H8738] and refuse, H2763 [H8689] that they secluded utterly.
11 H5162 [H8738] I sigh H4427 [H8689] that I have set up H7586 Saul H4428 to be king: H7725 [H8804] for he is turned back H310 from following H6965 [H8689] me, and hath not raised H1697 my commandments. H2734 [H8799] And it grieved H8050 Samuel; H2199 [H8799] and he cried H3068 to the LORD H3915 all night.
12 H8050 And when Samuel H7925 [H8686] rose early H7125 [H8800] to meet H7586 Saul H1242 in the morning, H5046 [H8714] it was told H8050 Samuel, H559 [H8800] saying, H7586 Saul H935 [H8804] came H3760 to Carmel, H5324 [H8688] and, behold, he set him up H3027 a place, H5437 [H8735] and hast gone about, H5674 [H8799] and passed on, H3381 [H8799] and gone down H1537 to Gilgal.
13 H8050 And Samuel H935 [H8799] came H7586 to Saul: H7586 and Saul H559 [H8799] said H1288 [H8803] to him, Blessed H3068 be thou of the LORD: H6965 [H8689] I have raised H1697 the commandment H3068 of the LORD.
14 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said, H6963 What meaneth then this bleating H6629 of the sheep H241 in my ears, H6963 and the lowing H1241 of the oxen H8085 [H8802] which I hear?
15 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said, H935 [H8689] They have brought H6003 them from the Amalekites: H5971 for the people H2550 [H8804] spared H4315 the best H6629 of the sheep H1241 and of the oxen, H2076 [H8800] to sacrifice H3068 to the LORD H430 thy God; H3498 [H8802] and the rest H2763 [H8689] we have utterly secluded.
16 H8050 Then Samuel H559 [H8799] said H7586 to Saul, H7503 [H8685] Stay, H5046 [H8686] and I will tell H3068 thee what the LORD H1696 [H8765] hath said H3915 to me this night. H559 [H8799] And he said H1696 [H8761] to him, Say on.
17 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said, H6996 When thou wast little H5869 in thy own eyes, H7218 wast thou not made the head H7626 of the tribes H3478 of Israel, H3068 and the LORD H4886 [H8799] anointed H4428 thee king H3478 over Israel?
18 H3068 And the LORD H7971 [H8799] sent H1870 thee on a journey, H559 [H8799] and said, H3212 [H8798] Go H2763 [H8689] and utterly seclude H2400 the sinners H6002 the Amalekites, H3898 [H8738] and fight H3615 [H8763] against them until they are consumed.
19 H8085 [H8804] Why then didst thou not obey H6963 the voice H3068 of the LORD, H5860 [H8799] but didst fly H7998 upon the spoil, H6213 [H8799] and didst H7451 evil H5869 in the eyes H3068 of the LORD?
20 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H8050 to Samuel, H8085 [H8804] Yea, I have obeyed H6963 the voice H3068 of the LORD, H3212 [H8799] and have gone H1870 the way H3068 which the LORD H7971 [H8804] sent H935 [H8686] me, and have brought H90 Agag H4428 the king H6002 of Amalek, H2763 [H8689] and have utterly secluded H6002 the Amalekites.
21 H5971 But the people H3947 [H8799] took H7998 of the spoil, H6629 sheep H1241 and oxen, H7225 the chief H2764 of the things which should have been utterly secluded, H2076 [H8800] to sacrifice H3068 to the LORD H430 thy God H1537 in Gilgal.
22 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said, H3068 Hath the LORD H2656 as great delight H5930 in burnt offerings H2077 and sacrifices, H8085 [H8800] as in obeying H6963 the voice H3068 of the LORD? H8085 [H8800] Behold, to obey H2896 is better H2077 than sacrifice, H7181 [H8687] and pricking up the ear H2459 than the fat H352 of rams.
23 H4805 For rebellion H2403 is as the sin H7081 of witchcraft, H6484 [H8687] and stubbornness H205 is as nothingness H8655 and idolatry. H3988 [H8804] Because thou hast rejected H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD, H3988 [H8799] he hath also rejected H4428 thee from being king.
24 H7586 And Saul H559 [H8799] said H8050 to Samuel, H2398 [H8804] I have sinned: H5674 [H8804] for I have transgressed H6310 the mouth H3068 of the LORD, H1697 and thy words: H3372 [H8804] because I feared H5971 the people, H8085 [H8799] and obeyed H6963 their voice.
25 H5375 [H8798] Now therefore, I pray thee, lift up H2403 my sin, H7725 [H8798] and turn again H7812 [H8691] with me, that I may worship H3068 the LORD.
26 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H7586 to Saul, H7725 [H8799] I will not return H3988 [H8804] with thee: for thou hast rejected H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD, H3068 and the LORD H3988 [H8799] hath rejected H4428 thee from being king H3478 over Israel.
27 H8050 And as Samuel H5437 [H8735] turned about H3212 [H8800] to depart, H2388 [H8686] he laid hold H3671 upon the skirt H4598 of his mantle, H7167 [H8735] and it tore.
28 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said H3068 to him, The LORD H7167 [H8804] hath torn H4468 the kingdom H3478 of Israel H3117 from thee this day, H5414 [H8804] and hath given H7453 it to a neighbour H2896 of thine, that is better than thou.
29 H5331 And also the Pre-eminence H3478 of Israel H8266 [H8762] will not lie H5162 [H8735] nor sigh: H120 for he is not a man, H5162 [H8736] that he should sigh.
30 H559 [H8799] Then he said, H2398 [H8804] I have sinned: H3513 [H8761] yet honour H2205 me now, I pray thee, before the elders H5971 of my people, H3478 and before Israel, H7725 [H8798] and turn again H7812 [H8694] with me, that I may worship H3068 the LORD H430 thy God.
31 H8050 So Samuel H7725 [H8799] turned again H310 after H7586 Saul; H7586 and Saul H7812 [H8691] worshipped H3068 the LORD.
32 H559 [H8799] Then said H8050 Samuel, H5066 [H8685] Bring ye here H90 to me Agag H4428 the king H6002 of the Amalekites. H90 And Agag H3212 [H8799] came H4574 to him cheerfully. H90 And Agag H559 [H8799] said, H403 Surely H4751 the bitterness H4194 of death H5493 [H8804] is past.
33 H8050 And Samuel H559 [H8799] said, H2719 As thy sword H802 hath made women H7921 [H8765] bereaved, H517 so shall thy mother H7921 [H8799] be bereaved H802 among women. H8050 And Samuel H8158 0 hewed H90 Agag H8158 [H8762] in pieces H6440 at the face of H3068 the LORD H1537 in Gilgal.
34 H8050 Then Samuel H3212 [H8799] went H7414 to Ramah; H7586 and Saul H5927 [H8804] went up H1004 to his house H1390 to Gibeah H7586 of Saul.