SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:17 Y dijo Samuel: Siendo tú pequeño en tus propios ojos Â¿no has sido hecho cabeza a las tribus de Israel, y el SEÑOR te ha ungido por rey sobre Israel?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 15:17 Verse 17. Little in thine own sight] Who can bear prosperity? Is it not of the Lord's great goodness that the majority of the inhabitants of the earth are in comparative poverty?
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 17. And Samuel said, when thou [wast] little in thine own sight , etc.] Humble and lowly, and had a mean opinion of himself, his family and tribe, and judged himself unworthy of the kingdom; (see 1 Samuel 9:21) suggesting, that now he was proud and haughty, and would have his own will and way: wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel ; not of his own tribe only, which was the least, but of all the tribes, and so they were all subject to him, and at his command: and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel ; all which is observed, partly to point out unto him the high honour he was raised unto, from a low estate, which laid him under obligation to serve the Lord, and obey him; and partly as an answer to him, excusing himself, and laying the blame upon the people; whereas seeing he was made king over them, his business was to rule and govern them, guide and direct them in the right way, and restrain them from that which was evil; and since he was anointed by the Lord, and not by the people, he ought to have obeyed him, and not regarded the pleasure of them.
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 הלוא 3808 אם 518 קטן 6996 אתה 859 בעיניך 5869 ראשׁ 7218 שׁבטי 7626 ישׂראל 3478 אתה 859 וימשׁחך 4886 יהוה 3068 למלך 4428 על 5921 ישׂראל׃ 3478