1 Samuel 15:2-3 CEBA

2 This is what the LORD of heavenly forces says: I am going to punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel: how they attacked the Israelites as they came up from Egypt.
3 So go! Attack the Amalekites; put everything that belongs to them under the ban.a Spare no one. Kill men and women, children and infants, oxen and sheep, camels and donkeys."

References for 1 Samuel 15:3

    • ½ 15:3 - A technique of holy war that often involves total destruction, in which everything that is destroyed is dedicated to the deity who helps in the battle; also in 15:8-9, 15, 18, 20-21.