1 Samuel 15:7

7 1And Saul defeated the Amalekites from 2Havilah as far as 3Shur, which is east of Egypt.

1 Samuel 15:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 15:7

And Saul smote the Amalekites
Engaging in battle with them, he overcame them, and beat them, and slew great numbers of them:

from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt;
having routed them in the valley, or in whatsoever place the battle was fought, he pursued them from one end of their country to the other; from Havilah, which lay to the northeast, to Shur, which lay to the southwest, and destroyed all that came in his way between those two points, see ( Genesis 25:18 ) .

1 Samuel 15:7 In-Context

5 And Saul came to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley.
6 Then Saul said to the Kenites, "Go, depart; go down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the people of Israel when they came up out of Egypt." So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
7 And Saul defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.
8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive and devoted to destruction all the people with the edge of the sword.
9 But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fattened calves and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them. All that was despised and worthless they devoted to destruction.

Cross References 3

  • 1. 1 Samuel 14:48
  • 2. Genesis 2:11; Genesis 25:18
  • 3. 1 Samuel 27:8; [Genesis 16:7; Exodus 15:22]