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1 Samuel 15:16-23

Then Samuel
<08050>
said
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unto Saul
<07586>_,
Stay
<07503> (8685)_,
and I will tell
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thee what the LORD
<03068>
hath said
<01696> (8765)
to me this night
<03915>_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Say on
<01696> (8761)_.
And Samuel
<08050>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
When thou [wast] little
<06996>
in thine own sight
<05869>_,
[wast] thou not [made] the head
<07218>
of the tribes
<07626>
of Israel
<03478>_,
and the LORD
<03068>
anointed
<04886> (8799)
thee king
<04428>
over Israel
<03478>_?
And the LORD
<03068>
sent
<07971> (8799)
thee on a journey
<01870>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Go
<03212> (8798)
and utterly destroy
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the sinners
<02400>
the Amalekites
<06002>_,
and fight
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against them until they be consumed
<03615> (8763)_.
{they...: Heb. they consume them}
Wherefore then didst thou not obey
<08085> (8804)
the voice
<06963>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
but didst fly
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upon the spoil
<07998>_,
and didst
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evil
<07451>
in the sight
<05869>
of the LORD
<03068>_?
And Saul
<07586>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Samuel
<08050>_,
Yea, I have obeyed
<08085> (8804)
the voice
<06963>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and have gone
<03212> (8799)
the way
<01870>
which the LORD
<03068>
sent
<07971> (8804)
me, and have brought
<0935> (8686)
Agag
<090>
the king
<04428>
of Amalek
<06002>_,
and have utterly destroyed
<02763> (8689)
the Amalekites
<06002>_.
But the people
<05971>
took
<03947> (8799)
of the spoil
<07998>_,
sheep
<06629>
and oxen
<01241>_,
the chief
<07225>
of the things which should have been utterly destroyed
<02764>_,
to sacrifice
<02076> (8800)
unto the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>
in Gilgal
<01537>_.
And Samuel
<08050>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Hath the LORD
<03068>
[as great] delight
<02656>
in burnt offerings
<05930>
and sacrifices
<02077>_,
as in obeying
<08085> (8800)
the voice
<06963>
of the LORD
<03068>_?
Behold, to obey
<08085> (8800)
[is] better
<02896>
than sacrifice
<02077>_,
[and] to hearken
<07181> (8687)
than the fat
<02459>
of rams
<0352>_.
For rebellion
<04805>
[is as] the sin
<02403>
of witchcraft
<07081>_,
and stubbornness
<06484> (8687)
[is as] iniquity
<0205>
and idolatry
<08655>_.
Because thou hast rejected
<03988> (8804)
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
he hath also rejected
<03988> (8799)
thee from [being] king
<04428>_.
{witchcraft: Heb. divination}


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