1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Samuel 15
1 Samuel sendeth Saul to destroy Amalek. 6 Saul favoureth the Kenites. 8 He spareth Agag and the best of the spoil. 10 Samuel denounceth unto Saul, commending and excusing himself, God's rejection of him for his disobedience. 24 Saul's humiliation. 32 Samuel killeth Agag. 34 Samuel and Saul part.
15:3 Now, go and smite Amalek, and devote ye to destruction all that he hath, and spare him not,but thou shalt slay both man and woman, both child and suckling, both ox and sheep, both camel and ass.
15:4 So then Saul called together the people, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen,and ten thousand men of Judah.
15:5 And Saul came as far as the city of Amalek,and stirred up strife in the ravine.
15:6 Then said Saul unto the KenitesGo, depart, get you down out of the midst of the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them, yet, ye, dealt in lovingkindness, with all the sons of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed out of the midst of the Amalekites.
15:7 And Saul smote Amalek,from Havilah, till thou enterest Shur, which is over against Egypt.
15:8 And he took Agag, king of Amalek, alive,but, all the people, devoted he to destruction at the edge of the sword.
15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep and the oxen and the lambs, also the fatlings, and all that was good, and would not devote them to destruction,but, all the cattle that was contemptible and diseased, that, devoted they to destruction.
15:11 I am grieved that I made Saul to be king, for he hath turned back from following me, and, my words, hath he not established. And it was vexing to Samuel, so that he made outcry unto Yahweh, all the night.
15:12 And Samuel rose early to meet Saul, in the morning, and it was told Samuel, sayingSaul having come to Carmel, and lo! having set him up a sign, hath gone round, and passed over, and descended to Gilgal.
15:14 And Samuel said, What then is this bleating of sheep, in mine ears,and the lowing of oxen, which I can hear?
15:15 Then said SaulFrom the Amalekites, have they brought them in; in that the people spared the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto Yahweh thy God,but, the rest, have we devoted to destruction.
15:20 And Saul said unto SamuelAs indeed I have hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh, and have been on the journey on which Yahweh sent me,and have brought in Agag, king of Amalek, and, the Amalekites, have I devoted to destruction.
15:22 Then said SamuelDoth that which is pleasing unto Yahweh consist in ascending-offerings and sacrifices, So much as in hearkening unto the voice of Yahweh? Lo! to hearken, is, better, than, sacrifice. And, to give heed, than, the fat of rams;
15:23 For, as the sin of divination, is, rebelliousness,and, as transgression with household gods, is, stubbornness,Because thou hast rejected the word of Yahweh, therefore hath he rejected thee from being king.
15:27 And, when Samuel turned about to go away, then laid he hold of the skirt of his robe, and it was rent.
15:29 Moreover also, the Eminence of Israel, will not lie, neither will he repent,For no, iron of earth, is, he, to repent!
15:32 ¶ Then said SamuelBring ye near unto meAgag, king of Amalek, And Agag came unto him, in fetters. Then said Agag, Surely, terrible, is the bitterness of death!
15:34 Then Samuel departed unto Ramah,but, Saul, went up unto his own house, at Gibeah of Saul.