1 Samuel 15:8-9 NIV

8 He took Agag1 king of the Amalekites alive,2 and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword.

References for 1 Samuel 15:8

9 But Saul and the army spared3 Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calvesa and lambs--everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed.

References for 1 Samuel 15:9

    • 9 15:9 - S ver 3; ver 3,15
    • b 15:9 - Or "the grown bulls"; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.