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 1 Samuel 15:10 - 31
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   Book of 1 Samuel
   Chapter 15
15:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel:
 
15:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions." Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the LORD all that night.
 
15:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, "Saul has gone to Carmel. There he has set up a monument in his own honor and has turned and gone on down to Gilgal."
 
15:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Samuel reached him, Saul said, "The LORD bless you! I have carried out the LORD's instructions."
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?"
 
15:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul answered, "The soldiers brought them from the Amalekites; they spared the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the LORD your God, but we totally destroyed the rest."
 
15:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Stop!" Samuel said to Saul. "Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night." "Tell me," Saul replied.
 
15:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samuel said, "Although you were once small in your own eyes, did you not become the head of the tribes of Israel? The LORD anointed you king over Israel.
 
15:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And he sent you on a mission, saying, 'Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; make war on them until you have wiped them out.'
 
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Why did you not obey the LORD? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the eyes of the LORD?"
 
15:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"But I did obey the LORD," Saul said. "I went on the mission the LORD assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king.
 
15:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the LORD your God at Gilgal."
 
15:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
 
15:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king."
 
15:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned. I violated the LORD's command and your instructions. I was afraid of the people and so I gave in to them.
 
15:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now I beg you, forgive my sin and come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD."
 
15:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Samuel said to him, "I will not go back with you. You have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you as king over Israel!"
 
15:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore.
 
15:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors - to one better than you.
 
15:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind."
 
15:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Saul replied, "I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD your God."
 
15:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the LORD.
 
 

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