Bible: 1 Samuel 15:16-21

15:16 Then Samuel said to Saul, “Wait a minute! 1  Let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” Saul 2  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 3  you as king over Israel. 15:18 The Lord sent you on a campaign 4  saying, ‘Go and exterminate those sinful Amalekites! Fight against them until you 5  have destroyed them.’ 15:19 Why haven’t you obeyed 6  the Lord? Instead you have greedily rushed upon the plunder! You have done what is wrong in the Lord’s estimation.” 7 

15:20 Then Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed 8  the Lord! I went on the campaign 9  the Lord sent me on. I brought back King Agag of the Amalekites after exterminating the Amalekites. 15:21 But the army took from the plunder some of the sheep and cattle – the best of what was to be slaughtered – to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.”

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