1 Samuel 15
Samuel sendeth Saul to destroy Amalek.
1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel sayde vnto Saul: þe Lord sent me to anoynt þe, to be kynge ouer his people Israel. Nowe therfore herken thou vnto the voyce of the wordes of the Lorde. 1 Samuel 15:2 Thus sayth the Lorde of hostes: I remembre þt whych Amaleck dyd to Israel howe they layed wayte for them in þe waye, as they came out of Egypte. 1 Samuel 15:3 Nowe therfore go, & smyte Amaleck, and destroye ye all þt pertayneth vnto them, & se thou haue no compassyon on them slaye both man & woman, infant & sucklynge. oxe, and shepe, camell and Asse. 1 Samuel 15:4 And Saul gathered the people together, & nombred them in Telaim, two hundred thousande foote men, and ten thousande men of Iuda. 1 Samuel 15:5 And Saul came vnto a cytie of Amaleck, & set watche in þe valeye.
Saul favoureth the Kenites.
1 Samuel 15:6 And Saul sayde vnto the kenites: go, & departe, & gett you downe from amonge the Amaleckites, lest I destroye you with them: for ye shewed mercy to all the children of Israell, when they came out of Egypt. And so the kenites departed from amonge the Amaleckites. 1 Samuel 15:7 And Saul smote the Amaleckites from Heuila, as thou commest to Sur, that lyeth before Egypt,
He spareth Agag and the best of the spoil.
1 Samuel 15:8 and toke Agag þe kinge of the Amaleckites alyue, & vtterlye destroyed all the people with þe edge of the swerde. 1 Samuel 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the better shepe, & the fatter oxen, & the lambes, and all that was good, & wolde not destroye them. But all þt was foule & naught worth, that they destroyed vtterlye.
Samuel denounceth unto Saul, commending and excusing himself, God's rejection of him for his disobedience.
1 Samuel 15:10 Then came the worde of þe Lorde vnto Samuel, sayinge: 1 Samuel 15:11 it repenteth me, þt I haue made Saul kynge. For he is turned from me, and hath not parfourmed my commaundementes. And Samuel was euell apayed, and cried vnto the Lorde all nyght. 1 Samuel 15:12 And whan Samuel rose erlye, to mete Saul in þe mornynge, it was tolde Samuel, that Saul was come to Carmel, & beholde, he hath made him there a place, & is turned, and departed, and gone downe to Gilgall. 1 Samuel 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul, & Saul sayde vnto him: Blessed be thou in the Lorde. I haue fulfylled the commaundement of þe Lord. 1 Samuel 15:14 Samuel sayde: what meaneth then the bleatyng of the shepe in myne eares, and the noyse of the oxen which I heare? 1 Samuel 15:15 Saul answered: they haue brought them from the Amaleckites. For the people spared the best of the shepe and of the oxen, to sacrifyce them vnto the Lorde thy God. And þe remnaunt haue we destroyed vtterly. 1 Samuel 15:16 Samuel sayde to Saul: lett me tell the what the Lorde hath sayde to me this nyght. And he sayde vnto hym: saye on. 1 Samuel 15:17 Samuel sayde when þu wast lytle in thyne awne syght, wast þu not made the heed of the trybes of Israel? And the Lorde anoynted the kyng ouer Israel. 1 Samuel 15:18 And the Lorde sent the on a iourneye, & sayde: Go, & vtterlye destroye those synners the Amaleckites, and fyght agaynst them, vntill thou vtterlye destroye them. 1 Samuel 15:19 And wherfore hast thou not herkened vnto the voyce of the Lorde, but hast turned to þe praye, and hast done þt whych is wycked in the syght of the Lorde? 1 Samuel 15:20 And Saul sayde vnto Samuel: yee, I haue harkened vnto the voyce of the Lorde, & haue gone the waye which þe Lorde sent me vnto, and haue brought Agag the kyng of Amaleck, and haue vtterlye destroyed the Amaleckites, 1 Samuel 15:21 But þe people toke of þe spoyle shepe, oxen, and the chefest of the thynges whych shulde haue bene destroyed, to offer vnto þe Lorde thy God in Gilgall. 1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel sayde: hath the Lorde as great pleasure in burnt sacrifyces & offeringes, as whan the voyce of þe Lord is obeyed? Behold, to obeye is better then sacrifyce, & to herken, is better then the fatt of rammes. 1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellyon is as the synne of witchcrafte, and stoburnesse is as the wickednesse of Idolatrie. Because thou hast cast awaye þe worde of the Lorde, therfore hath the Lorde cast awaye the also, from beynge kynge.
1 Samuel 15:24 And Saul sayde vnto Samuel: I haue synned, for I haue gone farther then the sayinge of the Lorde and thy wordes, because I feared þe people, & obeyed their voyce. 1 Samuel 15:25 Nowe therfore take awaye my synne, and turne agayne with me, þt I maye worshyp the Lord 1 Samuel 15:26 And Samuel sayde vnto Saul: I wyll not returne with the: for thou hast cast awaye þe worde of the Lorde, and the Lorde hath cast awaye the, that thou shalt not be kynge ouer Israel. 1 Samuel 15:27 And as Samuel turned hym selfe to go awaye, he caught the lappe of hys coate, & it rent. 1 Samuel 15:28 And Samuel sayde vnto hym: the Lorde hath rent the kyngdome of Israel from the this daye, & hath geuen it to a neyghboure of thyne, that is better then thou. 1 Samuel 15:29 The strength of Israel wyll not begyle nor repent: for he is not a man, that can repent. 1 Samuel 15:30 He sayde: I haue synned. But nowe honoure me before the elders of my people, and before Israel, & turne agayne with me, that I maye worshippe þe Lorde thy God. 1 Samuel 15:31 And so Samuel turned agayne, and folowed Saul. And Saul worshipped þe Lorde.
Samuel killeth Agag.
1 Samuel 15:32 Then sayde Samuel: Brynge ye hither to me, Agag the kynge of the Amaleckites. And Agag came vnto hym delycately. And Agag sayde: truly the bytter deeth cometh on. 1 Samuel 15:33 And Samuel sayde: As thy swerde hath made wemen chyldelesse, so shall thy mother be chyldelesse aboue other wemen. And Samuel hewed Agag in peces before the Lorde in Gilgal.
Samuel and Saul part.
1 Samuel 15:34 And then Samuel departed to Rama. And Saul went home to his house to Gibea Saul. 1 Samuel 15:35 And Samuel came nomore to se Saul vntill the daye of his deeth. Neuerthelesse Samuel mourned for Saul, & the Lord repented, that he had made Saul kynge ouer Israel.