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1 Samuel 15

NLT 1 One day Samuel said to Saul, "I anointed you king of Israel because the LORD told me to. Now listen to this message from the LORD! NIV 1 Samuel said to Saul, "I am the one the LORD sent to anoint you king over his people Israel; so listen now to the message from the LORD. NLT 2 This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for opposing Israel when they came from Egypt. NIV 2 This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. NLT 3 Now go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation -- men, women, children, babies, cattle, sheep, camels, and donkeys.'" NIV 3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.' " NLT 4 So Saul mobilized his army at Telaim. There were 200,000 troops in addition to 10,000 men from Judah. NIV 4 So Saul summoned the men and mustered them at Telaim--two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men from Judah. NLT 5 Then Saul went to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley. NIV 5 Saul went to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the ravine. NLT 6 Saul sent this message to the Kenites: "Move away from where the Amalekites live or else you will die with them. For you were kind to the people of Israel when they came up from Egypt." So the Kenites packed up and left. NIV 6 Then he said to the Kenites, "Go away, leave the Amalekites so that I do not destroy you along with them; for you showed kindness to all the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt." So the Kenites moved away from the Amalekites. NLT 7 Then Saul slaughtered the Amalekites from Havilah all the way to Shur, east of Egypt. NIV 7 Then Saul attacked the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, to the east of Egypt. NLT 8 He captured Agag, the Amalekite king, but completely destroyed everyone else. NIV 8 He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword. NLT 9 Saul and his men spared Agag's life and kept the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves and lambs -- everything, in fact, that appealed to them. They destroyed only what was worthless or of poor quality. NIV 9 But Saul and the army spared Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves and lambs--everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed. NLT 10 Then the LORD said to Samuel, NIV 10 Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel: NLT 11 "I am sorry that I ever made Saul king, for he has not been loyal to me and has again refused to obey me." Samuel was so deeply moved when he heard this that he cried out to the LORD all night. NIV 11 "I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions." Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the LORD all that night. NLT 12 Early the next morning Samuel went to find Saul. Someone told him, "Saul went to Carmel to set up a monument to himself; then he went on to Gilgal." NIV 12 Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, "Saul has gone to Carmel. There he has set up a monument in his own honor and has turned and gone on down to Gilgal." NLT 13 When Samuel finally found him, Saul greeted him cheerfully. "May the LORD bless you," he said. "I have carried out the LORD's command!" NIV 13 When Samuel reached him, Saul said, "The LORD bless you! I have carried out the LORD's instructions." NLT 14 "Then what is all the bleating of sheep and lowing of cattle I hear?" Samuel demanded. NIV 14 But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?" NLT 15 "It's true that the army spared the best of the sheep and cattle," Saul admitted. "But they are going to sacrifice them to the LORD your God. We have destroyed everything else." NIV 15 Saul answered, "The soldiers brought them from the Amalekites; they spared the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the LORD your God, but we totally destroyed the rest." NLT 16 Then Samuel said to Saul, "Stop! Listen to what the LORD told me last night!" "What was it?" Saul asked. NIV 16 "Stop!" Samuel said to Saul. "Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night." "Tell me," Saul replied. NLT 17 And Samuel told him, "Although you may think little of yourself, are you not the leader of the tribes of Israel? The LORD has anointed you king of Israel. NIV 17 Samuel said, "Although you were once small in your own eyes, did you not become the head of the tribes of Israel? The LORD anointed you king over Israel. NLT 18 And the LORD sent you on a mission and told you, 'Go and completely destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, until they are all dead.' NIV 18 And he sent you on a mission, saying, 'Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; make war on them until you have wiped them out.' NLT 19 Why haven't you obeyed the LORD? Why did you rush for the plunder and do exactly what the LORD said not to do?" NIV 19 Why did you not obey the LORD? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the eyes of the LORD?" NLT 20 "But I did obey the LORD," Saul insisted. "I carried out the mission he gave me. I brought back King Agag, but I destroyed everyone else. NIV 20 "But I did obey the LORD," Saul said. "I went on the mission the LORD assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. NLT 21 Then my troops brought in the best of the sheep and cattle and plunder to sacrifice to the LORD your God in Gilgal." NIV 21 The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the LORD your God at Gilgal." NLT 22 But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Obedience is far better than sacrifice. Listening to him is much better than offering the fat of rams. NIV 22 But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. NLT 23 Rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you from being king." NIV 23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king." NLT 24 Then Saul finally admitted, "Yes, I have sinned. I have disobeyed your instructions and the LORD's command, for I was afraid of the people and did what they demanded. NIV 24 Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned. I violated the LORD's command and your instructions. I was afraid of the people and so I gave in to them. NLT 25 Oh, please, forgive my sin now and go with me to worship the LORD." NIV 25 Now I beg you, forgive my sin and come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD." NLT 26 But Samuel replied, "I will not return with you! Since you have rejected the LORD's command, he has rejected you from being the king of Israel." NIV 26 But Samuel said to him, "I will not go back with you. You have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you as king over Israel!" NLT 27 As Samuel turned to go, Saul grabbed at him to try to hold him back and tore his robe. NIV 27 As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore. NLT 28 And Samuel said to him, "See? The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to someone else -- one who is better than you. NIV 28 Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors--to one better than you. NLT 29 And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!" NIV 29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind." NLT 30 Then Saul pleaded again, "I know I have sinned. But please, at least honor me before the leaders and before my people by going with me to worship the LORD your God." NIV 30 Saul replied, "I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD your God." NLT 31 So Samuel finally agreed and went with him, and Saul worshiped the LORD. NIV 31 So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the LORD. NLT 32 Then Samuel said, "Bring King Agag to me." Agag arrived full of smiles, for he thought, "Surely the worst is over, and I have been spared!" NIV 32 Then Samuel said, "Bring me Agag king of the Amalekites." Agag came to him confidently, thinking, "Surely the bitterness of death is past." NLT 33 But Samuel said, "As your sword has killed the sons of many mothers, now your mother will be childless." And Samuel cut Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal. NIV 33 But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so will your mother be childless among women." And Samuel put Agag to death before the LORD at Gilgal. NLT 34 Then Samuel went home to Ramah, and Saul returned to his house at Gibeah. NIV 34 Then Samuel left for Ramah, but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah of Saul. NLT 35 Samuel never went to meet with Saul again, but he mourned constantly for him. And the LORD was sorry he had ever made Saul king of Israel. NIV 35 Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the LORD was grieved that he had made Saul king over Israel.