15:13 When Samuel came to him, 1 Saul said to him, “May the Lord bless you! I have done what the Lord said.”
15:14 Samuel replied, “If that is the case, 2 then what is this sound of sheep in my ears and the sound of cattle that I hear?” 15:15 Saul said, “They were brought 3 from the Amalekites; the army spared the best of the flocks and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord our God. But everything else we slaughtered.”
15:16 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Wait a minute! 4 Let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” Saul 5 said to him, “Tell me.” 15:17 Samuel said, “Is it not true that when you were insignificant in your own eyes, you became head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord chose 6 you as king over Israel. 15:18 The Lord sent you on a campaign 7 saying, ‘Go and exterminate those sinful Amalekites! Fight against them until you 8 have destroyed them.’ 15:19 Why haven’t you obeyed 9 the Lord? Instead you have greedily rushed upon the plunder! You have done what is wrong in the Lord’s estimation.” 10
15:20 Then Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed 11 the Lord! I went on the campaign 12 the Lord sent me on. I brought back King Agag of the Amalekites after exterminating the Amalekites.