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 destroy 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 destroy H6213 [H8804] you with them: for ye showed H2617 kindness H1121 to all the children 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 destroyed 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 destroy H4399 them: but every thing H5240 that was vile H4549 [H8738] and refuse H2763 [H8689] , that they destroyed utterly.
11 H5162 [H8738] I repent 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 performed 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 performed 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 destroyed.
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 sight 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 destroy 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 sight 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 destroyed 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 destroyed 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 to hearken 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 iniquity 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 commandment 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, pardon 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 Strength H3478 of Israel H8266 [H8762] will not lie H5162 [H8735] nor repent H120 : for he is not a man H5162 [H8736] , that he should repent.
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] childless H517 , so shall thy mother H7921 [H8799] be childless H802 among women H8050 . And Samuel H8158 0 hewed H90 Agag H8158 [H8762] in pieces H6440 before 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.