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15:2 Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, I have marked that which Amalek did to Israel, how he set himself against him in the way, when he came up out of Egypt.
15:3 Now go and strike Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and don`t spare them; but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.
15:4 Saul summoned the people, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.
15:5 Saul came to the city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
15:6 Saul said to the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them; for you showed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
15:7 Saul struck the Amalekites, from Havilah as you go to Shur, that is before Egypt.
15:8 He took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and wouldn`t utterly destroy them: but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
15:10 Then came the word of Yahweh to Samuel, saying,
15:13 Samuel came to Saul; and Saul said to him, Blessed be you of Yahweh: I have performed the commandment of Yahweh.
15:14 Samuel said, What means then this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
15:15 Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice to Yahweh your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
15:16 Then Samuel said to Saul, Stay, and I will tell you what Yahweh has said to me this night. He said to him, Say on.
15:19 Why then didn`t you obey the voice of Yahweh, but flew on the spoil, and did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh?"
15:20 Saul said to Samuel, Yes, I have obeyed the voice of Yahweh, and have gone the way which Yahweh sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
15:22 Samuel said, Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
15:25 Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship Yahweh.
15:28 Samuel said to him, Yahweh has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and has given it to a neighbor of yours who is better than you.
15:29 Also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent.
15:31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped Yahweh.
15:32 Then said Samuel, Bring you here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. Agag came to him cheerfully. Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
15:34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.