SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:16 Entonces dijo Samuel a Saúl: Déjame declararte lo que el SEÑOR me ha dicho esta noche. Y él le respondió: Di.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. Then Samuel said unto Saul, stay , etc.] Stop a little, do not be in haste to be gone, as he might seem to be, fearing a reproof, and that something would be said to him not very agreeable; or “suffer” me, that is, to speak, give me leave to say a few words; for Saul being a king, Samuel treats him as such, and asks audience of him, or leave of him to deliver what he had to say to him: and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night ; and since it was not anything from himself, but from the Lord, he had to say, he might expect the rather to be heard, and especially since it was what had lately, even that very night, been told him: and he said unto him, say on ; he gave him leave, perhaps hoping he should hear something said in his praise, commending him for what he had done in destroying the nation of Amalek, (see Luke 7:40). There is a double reading of this clause, the Cetib or textural reading is, “and they said unto him”; meaning Saul, and the elders with him; the Keri, or marginal reading is, which we follow, “and he said unto him”; meaning Saul, as Kimchi notes.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 10-23 - Repentance in God is not a change of mind, as it is in us, but a chang of method. The change was in Saul; "He is turned back from followin me." Hereby he made God his enemy. Samuel spent a whole night in pleading for Saul. The rejection of sinners is the grief of believers God delights not in their death, nor should we. Saul boasts to Samue of his obedience. Thus sinners think, by justifying themselves, to escape being judged of the Lord. The noise the cattle made, like the rust of the silver, Jas 5:3, witnessed against him. Many boast of obedience to the command of God; but what means then their indulgenc of the flesh, their love of the world, their angry and unkind spirit and their neglect of holy duties, which witness against them? See of what evil covetousness is the root; and see what is the sinfulness of sin, and notice that in it which above any thing else makes it evil in the sight of the Lord; it is disobedience: "Thou didst not obey the voice of the Lord." Carnal, deceitful hearts, like Saul, think to excuse themselves from God's commandments by what pleases themselves It is hard to convince the children of disobedience. But humble sincere, and conscientious obedience to the will of God, is mor pleasing and acceptable to him than all burnt-offering and sacrifices God is more glorified and self more denied, by obedience than by sacrifice. It is much easier to bring a bullock or lamb to be burne upon the altar, than to bring every high thought into obedience to God and to make our will subject to his will. Those are unfit and unworth to rule over men, who are not willing that God should rule over them.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 שׁמואל 8050 אל 413 שׁאול 7586 הרף 7503 ואגידה 5046 לך את 853 אשׁר 834 דבר 1696 יהוה 3068 אלי 413 הלילה 3915 ויאמרו 559 לו דבר׃ 1696