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1 Samuel 15

NCV 1 Samuel said to Saul, "The Lord sent me to appoint you king over Israel. Now listen to his message. 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. NCV 2 This is what the Lord All-Powerful says: 'When the Israelites came out of Egypt, the Amalekites tried to stop them from going to Canaan. So I will punish them. 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. NCV 3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and destroy everything they own as an offering to the Lord. Don't let anything live. Put to death men and women, children and small babies, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.'" NIV 3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’ ” NCV 4 So Saul called the army together at Telaim. There were two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men from Judah. NIV 4 So Saul summoned the men and mustered them at Telaim—two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand from Judah. NCV 5 Then Saul went to the city of Amalek and set up an ambush in the ravine. NIV 5 Saul went to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the ravine. NCV 6 He said to the Kenites, "Go away. Leave the Amalekites so that I won't destroy you with them, because you showed kindness to the Israelites when they came out of Egypt." So the Kenites moved away from the Amalekites. 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. NCV 7 Then Saul defeated the Amalekites. He fought them all the way from Havilah to Shur, at the border of Egypt. NIV 7 Then Saul attacked the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt. NCV 8 He took King Agag of the Amalekites alive, but he killed all of Agag's army with the sword. NIV 8 He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword. NCV 9 Saul and the army let Agag live, along with the best sheep, fat cattle, and lambs. They let every good animal live, because they did not want to destroy them. But when they found an animal that was weak or useless, they killed it. 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. NCV 10 Then the Lord spoke his word to Samuel: NIV 10 Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel: NCV 11 "I am sorry I made Saul king, because he has stopped following me and has not obeyed my commands." Samuel was upset, and he cried out to the Lord all night long. NIV 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. NCV 12 Early the next morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul. But the people told Samuel, "Saul has gone to Carmel, where he has put up a monument in his own honor. Now he has gone down 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.” NCV 13 When Samuel came to Saul, Saul said, "May the Lord bless you! I have obeyed the Lord's commands." NIV 13 When Samuel reached him, Saul said, “The LORD bless you! I have carried out the LORD’s instructions.” NCV 14 But Samuel said, "Then why do I hear cattle mooing and sheep bleating?" NIV 14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of cattle that I hear?” NCV 15 Saul answered, "The soldiers took them from the Amalekites. They saved the best sheep and cattle to offer as sacrifices to the Lord your God, but we destroyed all the other animals." 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.” NCV 16 Samuel said to Saul, "Stop! Let me tell you what the Lord said to me last night." Saul answered, "Tell me." NIV 16 “Enough!” Samuel said to Saul. “Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night.” “Tell me,” Saul replied. NCV 17 Samuel said, "Once you didn't think much of yourself, but now you have become the leader of the tribes of Israel. The Lord appointed you to be king over 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. NCV 18 And he sent you on a mission. He said, 'Go and destroy those evil people, the Amalekites. Make war on them until all of them are dead.' NIV 18 And he sent you on a mission, saying, ‘Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; wage war against them until you have wiped them out.’ NCV 19 Why didn't you obey the Lord? Why did you take the best things? Why did you do what the Lord said was wrong?" 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?” NCV 20 Saul said, "But I did obey the Lord. I did what the Lord told me to do. I destroyed all the Amalekites, and I brought back Agag their king. 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. NCV 21 The soldiers took the best sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the Lord your God at 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.” NCV 22 But Samuel answered, "What pleases the Lord more: burnt offerings and sacrifices or obedience to his voice? It is better to obey than to sacrifice. of sheep. NIV 22 But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. NCV 23 Disobedience is as bad as the sin of sorcery. Pride is as bad as the sin of worshiping idols. You have rejected the Lord's command. Now he rejects you as 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.” NCV 24 Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned. I didn't obey the Lord's commands and your words. I was afraid of the people, and I did what they said. NIV 24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned. I violated the LORD’s command and your instructions. I was afraid of the men and so I gave in to them. NCV 25 Now, I beg you, forgive my sin. Come back with me so I may worship the Lord." NIV 25 Now I beg you, forgive my sin and come back with me, so that I may worship the LORD.” NCV 26 But Samuel said to Saul, "I won't go back with you. You rejected the Lord's command, and now he rejects you as 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!” NCV 27 As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught his robe, and it tore. NIV 27 As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore. NCV 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 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. NCV 29 The Lord is the Eternal One of Israel. He does not lie or change his mind. He is not a human being, so he does not change his mind. NIV 29 He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.” NCV 30 Saul answered, "I have sinned. But please honor me in front of the older leaders of my people and in front of the Israelites. Come back with me so that I can 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.” NCV 31 So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord. NIV 31 So Samuel went back with Saul, and Saul worshiped the LORD. NCV 32 Then Samuel said, "Bring me King Agag of the Amalekites." Agag came to Samuel in chains, but Agag thought, "Surely the threat of death has passed." NIV 32 Then Samuel said, “Bring me Agag king of the Amalekites.” Agag came to him in chains. And he thought, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.” NCV 33 Samuel said to him, "Your sword made other mothers lose their children. Now your mother will have no children." 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. NCV 34 Then Samuel left and went to Ramah, but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah. NIV 34 Then Samuel left for Ramah, but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah of Saul. NCV 35 And Samuel never saw Saul again the rest of his life, but he was sad for Saul. And the Lord was very sorry he had 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 regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.

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