1 Samuel 15:24-31 NIV

24 Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned.1 I violated2 the LORD's command and your instructions. I was afraid3 of the people and so I gave in to them.

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25 Now I beg you, forgive4 my sin and come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD."

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26 But Samuel said to him, "I will not go back with you. You have rejected5 the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you as king over Israel!"

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27 As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe,6 and it tore.7

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28 Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn8 the kingdom9 of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors--to one better than you.10

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29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie11 or change12 his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind."

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30 Saul replied, "I have sinned.13 But please honor14 me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD your God."

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31 So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the LORD.