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1 Samuel 15:8-35

And he took
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Agag
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the king
<04428>
of the Amalekites
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alive
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and utterly destroyed
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all the people
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with the edge
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of the sword
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But Saul
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and the people
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spared
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Agag
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and the best
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of the sheep
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and of the oxen
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and of the fatlings
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and the lambs
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and all [that was] good
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and would
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not utterly destroy
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them: but every thing
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[that was] vile
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and refuse
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that they destroyed utterly
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{fatlings: or, second sort}
Then came the word
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of the LORD
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unto Samuel
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saying
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It repenteth
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me that I have set up
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Saul
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[to be] king
<04428>_:
for he is turned back
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from following
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me, and hath not performed
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my commandments
<01697>_.
And it grieved
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Samuel
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and he cried
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unto the LORD
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all night
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And when Samuel
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rose early
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to meet
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Saul
<07586>
in the morning
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it was told
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Samuel
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saying
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Saul
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came
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to Carmel
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and, behold, he set him up
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a place
<03027>_,
and is gone about
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and passed on
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and gone down
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to Gilgal
<01537>_.
And Samuel
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came
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to Saul
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and Saul
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said
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unto him, Blessed
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[be] thou of the LORD
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I have performed
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the commandment
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of the LORD
<03068>_.
And Samuel
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said
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What [meaneth] then this bleating
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of the sheep
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in mine ears
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and the lowing
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of the oxen
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which I hear
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And Saul
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said
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They have brought
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them from the Amalekites
<06003>_:
for the people
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spared
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the best
<04315>
of the sheep
<06629>
and of the oxen
<01241>_,
to sacrifice
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unto the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>_;
and the rest
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we have utterly destroyed
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Then Samuel
<08050>
said
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unto Saul
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Stay
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and I will tell
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thee what the LORD
<03068>
hath said
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to me this night
<03915>_.
And he said
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unto him, Say on
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And Samuel
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said
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When thou [wast] little
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in thine own sight
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[wast] thou not [made] the head
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of the tribes
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of Israel
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and the LORD
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anointed
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thee king
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over Israel
<03478>_?
And the LORD
<03068>
sent
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thee on a journey
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and said
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Go
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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
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{they...: Heb. they consume them}
Wherefore then didst thou not obey
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the voice
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of the LORD
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but didst fly
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upon the spoil
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and didst
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evil
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in the sight
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of the LORD
<03068>_?
And Saul
<07586>
said
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unto Samuel
<08050>_,
Yea, I have obeyed
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the voice
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of the LORD
<03068>_,
and have gone
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the way
<01870>
which the LORD
<03068>
sent
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me, and have brought
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Agag
<090>
the king
<04428>
of Amalek
<06002>_,
and have utterly destroyed
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the Amalekites
<06002>_.
But the people
<05971>
took
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of the spoil
<07998>_,
sheep
<06629>
and oxen
<01241>_,
the chief
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of the things which should have been utterly destroyed
<02764>_,
to sacrifice
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unto the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>
in Gilgal
<01537>_.
And Samuel
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said
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Hath the LORD
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[as great] delight
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in burnt offerings
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and sacrifices
<02077>_,
as in obeying
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the voice
<06963>
of the LORD
<03068>_?
Behold, to obey
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[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
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and stubbornness
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[is as] iniquity
<0205>
and idolatry
<08655>_.
Because thou hast rejected
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the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
he hath also rejected
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thee from [being] king
<04428>_.
{witchcraft: Heb. divination}
And Saul
<07586>
said
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unto Samuel
<08050>_,
I have sinned
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for I have transgressed
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the commandment
<06310>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and thy words
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because I feared
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the people
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and obeyed
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their voice
<06963>_.
Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon
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my sin
<02403>_,
and turn again
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with me, that I may worship
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the LORD
<03068>_.
And Samuel
<08050>
said
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unto Saul
<07586>_,
I will not return
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with thee: for thou hast rejected
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the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and the LORD
<03068>
hath rejected
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thee from being king
<04428>
over Israel
<03478>_.
And as Samuel
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turned about
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to go away
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he laid hold
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upon the skirt
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of his mantle
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and it rent
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And Samuel
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said
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unto him, The LORD
<03068>
hath rent
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the kingdom
<04468>
of Israel
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from thee this day
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and hath given
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it to a neighbour
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of thine, [that is] better
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than thou.
And also the Strength
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of Israel
<03478>
will not lie
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nor repent
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for he [is] not a man
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that he should repent
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{Strength: or, Eternity, or, Victory}
Then he said
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I have sinned
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[yet] honour
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me now, I pray thee, before the elders
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of my people
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and before Israel
<03478>_,
and turn again
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with me, that I may worship
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the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>_.
So Samuel
<08050>
turned again
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after
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Saul
<07586>_;
and Saul
<07586>
worshipped
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the LORD
<03068>_.
Then said
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Samuel
<08050>_,
Bring ye hither
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to me Agag
<090>
the king
<04428>
of the Amalekites
<06002>_.
And Agag
<090>
came
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unto him delicately
<04574>_.
And Agag
<090>
said
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Surely
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the bitterness
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of death
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is past
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And Samuel
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said
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As thy sword
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hath made women
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childless
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so shall thy mother
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be childless
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among women
<0802>_.
And Samuel
<08050>
hewed
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Agag
<090>
in pieces
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before
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the LORD
<03068>
in Gilgal
<01537>_.
Then Samuel
<08050>
went
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to Ramah
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and Saul
<07586>
went up
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to his house
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to Gibeah
<01390>
of Saul
<07586>_.
And Samuel
<08050>
came no more
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to see
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Saul
<07586>
until the day
<03117>
of his death
<04194>_:
nevertheless
<03588>
Samuel
<08050>
mourned
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for Saul
<07586>_:
and the LORD
<03068>
repented
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that he had made Saul
<07586>
king
<04427> (8689)
over Israel
<03478>_.


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