As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe,1 and it tore.228
Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn3 the kingdom4 of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors--to one better than you.529
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie6 or change7 his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind."
Saul replied, "I have sinned.8 But please honor9 me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD your God."
So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the LORD.
Then Samuel said, "Bring me Agag king of the Amalekites." Agag came to him confidently,a thinking, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."
But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women."10 And Samuel put Agag to death before the LORD at Gilgal.
Then Samuel left for Ramah,11 but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah12 of Saul.
Until the day Samuel13 died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned14 for him. And the LORD was grieved15 that he had made Saul king over Israel.