1 Samuel 15:10-11

10 Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel:
11 “I regret that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.” Samuel was angry, and he cried out to the LORD all that night.

1 Samuel 15:10-11 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter are recorded the order Saul had from the Lord to destroy Amalek utterly, 1Sa 15:1-3 the preparation he made to put it in execution, and the success thereof, 1Sa 15:4-9 the offence the Lord took at his not obeying his order thoroughly, with which Samuel was made acquainted, and which grieved him, 1Sa 15:10,11, upon which he went out to meet Saul, and reprove him; and a long discourse upon the subject passed between them, the issue of which was, that by an irrevocable decree he was rejected from being king, 1Sa 15:12-31 and the chapter is concluded with an account of Samuel's hewing in pieces Agag king of Amalek, and of his final departure from Saul, 1Sa 15:32-35.

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Genesis 6:6; S Exodus 32:14; 2 Samuel 24:16
  • 2. S Joshua 22:16
  • 3. Job 21:14; Job 34:27; Psalms 28:5; Isaiah 5:12; Isaiah 53:6; Jeremiah 48:10; Ezekiel 18:24; 1 Samuel 13:13; 1 Kings 9:6-7
  • 4. S ver 35; S 1 Samuel 8:6
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