1 Samuel 15:33

Overview - 1 Samuel 15
Samuel sends Saul to destroy Amalek.
Saul favours the Kenites.
He spares Agag and the best of the spoil.
10 Samuel denounces unto Saul God's rejection of him for his disobedience.
24 Saul's humiliation.
32 Samuel kills Agag.
34 Samuel and Saul part.
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1 Samuel 15:33  (King James Version)
And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

As thy sword
Genesis 9:6 ; Exodus 17:11 ; Numbers 14:45 ; Judges 1:7 ; Matthew 7:2 ; James 2:13 ; Revelation 16:6 ; 18:6

It has been a matter of wonder to many, how Samuel could thus slay a captive prince, even in the presence of Saul, who from motives of clemency had spared him; but it should be remarked, that what Samuel did here, he did in his magisterial capacity; and that Agag had been a cruel tyrant, and therefore was cut off for his merciless cruelties. Farther, it is not likely that he did it by his own sword, but by that of the executioner. What kings, magistrates, and generals do, in an official way, by their subjects, servants, or soldiers, they are said to do themselves:--{qui facit per alterum, facit per se.}

Numbers 25:7 Numbers 25:8 ; 1 Kings 18:40 ; Isaiah 34:6 ; Jeremiah 48:10