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1 And Samuel said to Saul, "Yahweh sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore hearken to the words of Yahweh. Saul rejected. 1Sm.15.1-35וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־שָׁאוּל אֹתִי שָׁלַח יְהוָה לִמְשָׁחֳךָ לְמֶלֶךְ עַל־עַמֹּו עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל וְעַתָּה שְׁמַע לְקֹול דִּבְרֵי יְהוָה׃ ס
2 Thus says Yahweh of hosts, 'I will punish what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way, when they came up out of Egypt.  כֹּה אָמַר יְהוָה צְבָאֹות פָּקַדְתִּי אֵת אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂה עֲמָלֵק לְיִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר־שָׂם לֹו בַּדֶּרֶךְ בַּעֲלֹתֹו מִמִּצְרָיִם׃
3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.' "  עַתָּה לֵךְ וְהִכִּיתָה אֶת־עֲמָלֵק וְהַחֲרַמְתֶּם אֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־לֹו וְלֹא תַחְמֹל עָלָיו וְהֵמַתָּה מֵאִישׁ עַד־אִשָּׁה מֵעֹלֵל וְעַד־יֹונֵק מִשֹּׁור וְעַד־שֶׂה מִגָּמָל וְעַד־חֲמֹור׃ ס
4 So Saul summoned the people, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand men on foot, and ten thousand men of Judah.  וַיְשַׁמַּע שָׁאוּל אֶת־הָעָם וַיִּפְקְדֵם בַּטְּלָאִים מָאתַיִם אֶלֶף רַגְלִי וַעֲשֶׂרֶת אֲלָפִים אֶת־אִישׁ יְהוּדָה׃
5 And Saul came to the city of Amalek, and lay in wait in the valley.  וַיָּבֹא שָׁאוּל עַד־עִיר עֲמָלֵק וַיָּרֶב בַּנָּחַל׃
6 And 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.  וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל אֶל־הַקֵּינִי לְכוּ סֻּרוּ רְדוּ מִתֹּוךְ עֲמָלֵקִי פֶּן־אֹסִפְךָ עִמֹּו וְאַתָּה עָשִׂיתָה חֶסֶד עִם־כָּל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בַּעֲלֹותָם מִמִּצְרָיִם וַיָּסַר קֵינִי מִתֹּוךְ עֲמָלֵק׃
7 And Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.  וַיַּךְ שָׁאוּל אֶת־עֲמָלֵק מֵחֲוִילָה בֹּואֲךָ שׁוּר אֲשֶׁר עַל־פְּנֵי מִצְרָיִם׃
8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.  וַיִּתְפֹּשׂ אֶת־אֲגַג מֶלֶךְ־עֲמָלֵק חָי וְאֶת־כָּל־הָעָם הֶחֱרִים לְפִי־חָרֶב׃
9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; all that was despised and worthless they utterly destroyed.  וַיַּחְמֹל שָׁאוּל וְהָעָם עַל־אֲגָג וְעַל־מֵיטַב הַצֹּאן וְהַבָּקָר וְהַמִּשְׁנִים וְעַל־הַכָּרִים וְעַל־כָּל־הַטֹּוב וְלֹא אָבוּ הַחֲרִיםָם וְכָל־הַמְּלָאכָה נְמִבְזָה וְנָמֵס אֹתָהּ הֶחֱרִימוּ׃ ף
10 The word of Yahweh came to Samuel:  וַיְהִי דְּבַר־יְהוָה אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵל לֵאמֹר׃
11 "I repent that I have made Saul king; for he has turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments." And Samuel was angry; and he cried to Yahweh all night.  נִחַמְתִּי כִּי־הִמְלַכְתִּי אֶת־שָׁאוּל לְמֶלֶךְ כִּי־שָׁב מֵאַחֲרַי וְאֶת־דְּבָרַי לֹא הֵקִים וַיִּחַר לִשְׁמוּאֵל וַיִּזְעַק אֶל־יְהוָה כָּל־הַלָּיְלָה׃
12 And Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning; and it was told Samuel, "Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself and turned, and passed on, and went down to Gilgal."  וַיַּשְׁכֵּם שְׁמוּאֵל לִקְרַאת שָׁאוּל בַּבֹּקֶר וַיֻּגַּד לִשְׁמוּאֵל לֵאמֹר בָּא־שָׁאוּל הַכַּרְמֶלָה וְהִנֵּה מַצִּיב לֹו יָד וַיִּסֹּב וַיַּעֲבֹר וַיֵּרֶד הַגִּלְגָּל׃
13 And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed be you to Yahweh; I have performed the commandment of Yahweh."  וַיָּבֹא שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־שָׁאוּל וַיֹּאמֶר לֹו שָׁאוּל בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה לַיהוָה הֲקִימֹתִי אֶת־דְּבַר יְהוָה׃
14 And Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?"  וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל וּמֶה קֹול־הַצֹּאן הַזֶּה בְּאָזְנָי וְקֹול הַבָּקָר אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי שֹׁמֵעַ׃
15 Saul said, "They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice to Yahweh your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed."  וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל מֵעֲמָלֵקִי הֱבִיאוּם אֲשֶׁר חָמַל הָעָם עַל־מֵיטַב הַצֹּאן וְהַבָּקָר לְמַעַן זְבֹחַ לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ וְאֶת־הַיֹּותֵר הֶחֱרַמְנוּ׃ ס
16 Then Samuel said to Saul, "Stop! I will tell you what Yahweh said to me this night." And he said to him, "Say on."  וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־שָׁאוּל הֶרֶף וְאַגִּידָה לְּךָ אֵת אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֵלַי הַלָּיְלָה {כ= וַיֹּאמְרוּ} {ק= וַיֹּאמֶר} לֹו דַּבֵּר׃ ס
17 And Samuel said, "Though you are little in your own eyes, are you not the head of the tribes of Israel? Yahweh anointed you king over Israel.  וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל הֲלֹוא אִם־קָטֹן אַתָּה בְּעֵינֶיךָ רֹאשׁ שִׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אָתָּה וַיִּמְשָׁחֲךָ יְהוָה לְמֶלֶךְ עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃
18 And Yahweh sent you on a mission, and said, 'Go, utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.'  וַיִּשְׁלָחֲךָ יְהוָה בְּדָרֶךְ וַיֹּאמֶר לֵךְ וְהַחֲרַמְתָּה אֶת־הַחַטָּאִים אֶת־עֲמָלֵק וְנִלְחַמְתָּ בֹו עַד כַּלֹּותָם אֹתָם׃
19 Why then did you not obey the voice of Yahweh? Why did you swoop on the spoil, and do what was evil in the sight of Yahweh?"  וְלָמָּה לֹא־שָׁמַעְתָּ בְּקֹול יְהוָה וַתַּעַט אֶל־הַשָּׁלָל וַתַּעַשׂ הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה׃ ס
20 And Saul said to Samuel, "I have obeyed the voice of Yahweh, I have gone on the mission on which Yahweh sent me, I have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.  וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵל אֲשֶׁר שָׁמַעְתִּי בְּקֹול יְהוָה וָאֵלֵךְ בַּדֶּרֶךְ אֲשֶׁר־שְׁלָחַנִי יְהוָה וָאָבִיא אֶת־אֲגַג מֶלֶךְ עֲמָלֵק וְאֶת־עֲמָלֵק הֶחֱרַמְתִּי׃
21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the best of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to Yahweh your God in Gilgal."  וַיִּקַּח הָעָם מֵהַשָּׁלָל צֹאן וּבָקָר רֵאשִׁית הַחֵרֶם לִזְבֹּחַ לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בַּגִּלְגָּל׃
22 And Samuel said,

"Has Yahweh as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Yahweh? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

 וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל

הַחֵפֶץ לַיהוָה בְּעֹלֹות וּזְבָחִים כִּשְׁמֹעַ בְּקֹול יְהוָה
הִנֵּה שְׁמֹעַ מִזֶּבַח טֹוב לְהַקְשִׁיב מֵחֵלֶב אֵילִים׃

23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination,
and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of Yahweh,
he has also rejected you from being king."
 כִּי חַטַּאת־קֶסֶם מֶרִי וְאָוֶן וּתְרָפִים הַפְצַר
יַעַן מָאַסְתָּ אֶת־דְּבַר יְהוָה וַיִּמְאָסְךָ מִמֶּלֶךְ׃ ס
24 And Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of Yahweh and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.  וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל אֶל־שְׁמוּאֵל חָטָאתִי כִּי־עָבַרְתִּי אֶת־פִּי־יְהוָה וְאֶת־דְּבָרֶיךָ כִּי יָרֵאתִי אֶת־הָעָם וָאֶשְׁמַע בְּקֹולָם׃
25 Now therefore, I pray, pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship Yahweh."  וְעַתָּה שָׂא נָא אֶת־חַטָּאתִי וְשׁוּב עִמִּי וְאֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לַיהוָה׃
26 And Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of Yahweh, and Yahweh has rejected you from being king over Israel."  וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־שָׁאוּל לֹא אָשׁוּב עִמָּךְ כִּי מָאַסְתָּה אֶת־דְּבַר יְהוָה וַיִּמְאָסְךָ יְהוָה מִהְיֹות מֶלֶךְ עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ ס
27 As Samuel turned to go away, Saul laid hold upon the skirt of his robe, and it tore.  וַיִּסֹּב שְׁמוּאֵל לָלֶכֶת וַיַּחֲזֵק בִּכְנַף־מְעִילֹו וַיִּקָּרַע׃
28 And Samuel said to him, "Yahweh has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and has given it to a neighbour of yours, who is better than you.  וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו שְׁמוּאֵל קָרַע יְהוָה אֶת־מַמְלְכוּת יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעָלֶיךָ הַיֹּום וּנְתָנָהּ לְרֵעֲךָ הַטֹּוב מִמֶּךָּ׃
29 And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or repent; for he is not a man, that he should repent."  וְגַם נֵצַח יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא יְשַׁקֵּר וְלֹא יִנָּחֵם כִּי לֹא אָדָם הוּא לְהִנָּחֵם׃
30 Then he said, "I have sinned; yet honour me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may worship Yahweh your God."  וַיֹּאמֶר חָטָאתִי עַתָּה כַּבְּדֵנִי נָא נֶגֶד זִקְנֵי־עַמִּי וְנֶגֶד יִשְׂרָאֵל וְשׁוּב עִמִּי וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוֵיתִי לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ׃
31 So Samuel turned back after Saul; and Saul worshipped Yahweh.  וַיָּשָׁב שְׁמוּאֵל אַחֲרֵי שָׁאוּל וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ שָׁאוּל לַיהוָה׃ ס
32 Then Samuel said, "Bring here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites." And Agag came to him cheerfully. Agag said, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."  וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל הַגִּישׁוּ אֵלַי אֶת־אֲגַג מֶלֶךְ עֲמָלֵק וַיֵּלֶךְ אֵלָיו אֲגַג מַעֲדַנֹּת וַיֹּאמֶר אֲגָג אָכֵן סָר מַר־הַמָּוֶת׃ ס
33 And Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before Yahweh in Gilgal.  וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁמוּאֵל

כַּאֲשֶׁר שִׁכְּלָה נָשִׁים חַרְבֶּךָ כֵּן־תִּשְׁכַּל מִנָּשִׁים אִמֶּךָ וַיְשַׁסֵּף שְׁמוּאֵל אֶת־אֲגָג לִפְנֵי יְהוָה בַּגִּלְגָּל׃ ס

34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul.  וַיֵּלֶךְ שְׁמוּאֵל הָרָמָתָה וְשָׁאוּל עָלָה אֶל־בֵּיתֹו גִּבְעַת שָׁאוּל׃
35 And Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And Yahweh repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.  וְלֹא־יָסַף שְׁמוּאֵל לִרְאֹות אֶת־שָׁאוּל עַד־יֹום מֹותֹו כִּי־הִתְאַבֵּל שְׁמוּאֵל אֶל־שָׁאוּל וַיהוָה נִחָם כִּי־הִמְלִיךְ אֶת־שָׁאוּל עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ ף
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