Bible: 1 Samuel 15:4-12

15:4 So Saul assembled 1  the army 2  and mustered them at Telaim. There were 200,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 men of Judah. 15:5 Saul proceeded to the city 3  of Amalek, where he set an ambush 4  in the wadi. 5  15:6 Saul said to the Kenites, “Go on and leave! Go down from among the Amalekites! Otherwise I will sweep you away 6  with them! After all, you were kind to all the Israelites when they came up from Egypt.” So the Kenites withdrew from among the Amalekites.

15:7 Then Saul struck down the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to 7  Shur, which is next to Egypt. 15:8 He captured King Agag of the Amalekites alive, but he executed all Agag’s people 8  with the sword. 15:9 However, Saul and the army spared Agag, along with the best of the flock, the cattle, the fatlings, 9  and the lambs, as well as everything else that was of value. 10  They were not willing to slaughter them. But they did slaughter everything that was despised 11  and worthless.

15:10 Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: 15:11 I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned away from me and has not done what I told him to do.” Samuel became angry and he cried out to the Lord all that night.

15:12 Then Samuel got up early to meet Saul the next morning. But Samuel was informed, “Saul has gone to Carmel where 12  he is setting up a monument for himself. Then Samuel left 13  and went down to Gilgal.” 14 

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