1 Et dixit Samuel ad Saul: "Me misit Dominus, ut unge rem te in regem super populum eius Israel. Nunc ergo audi vocem Domini.
2 Haec dicit Dominus exercituum: "Recensui, quaecumque fecit Amalec Israeli, quomodo restitit ei in via, cum ascenderet de Aegypto.
3 Nunc igitur vade et demolire Amalec et percute anathemate universa eius; non parcas ei, sed interfice a viro usque ad mulierem et parvulum atque lactantem, bovem et ovem, camelum et asinum" ".
4 Convocavit itaque Saul populum et recensuit eos in Telem: ducenta milia peditum et decem milia virorum Iudae.
5 Cumque venisset Saul usque ad civitatem Amalec, tetendit insidias in torrente
6 dixitque Saul Cinaeo: "Abite, recedite atque descendite ab Amalec, ne forte perdam te cum eo; tu enim fecisti misericordiam cum omnibus filiis Israel, cum ascenderent de Aegypto". Et recessit Cinaeus de medio Amalec.
7 Percussitque Saul Amalec ab Hevila usque ad Sur, quae est e regione Aegypti.
8 Et apprehendit Agag regem Amalec vivum; omne autem vulgus interfecit in ore gladii.
9 Et pepercit Saul et populus Agag et optimis gregibus ovium et armentorum, pinguibus scilicet pecoribus et agnis et universis, quae pulchra erant, nec voluerunt disperdere ea; quidquid vero vile fuit et reprobum, hoc demoliti sunt.
10 Factum est autem verbum Domini ad Samuel dicens:
15:11" Paenitet me quod constituerim Saul regem, quia dereliquit me et verba mea opere non implevit". Contristatusque est Samuel et clamavit ad Dominum tota nocte.
12 Cumque de nocte surrexisset Samuel, ut iret ad Saul mane, nuntiatum est Samueli quod venisset Saul in Carmel et erexisset sibi trophaeum et reversus transisset descendissetque in Galgala.
13 Et cum venisset Samuel ad Saul, dixit ei Saul: "Benedictus tu Domino; implevi verbum Domini".
14 Dixitque Samuel: "Et quae est haec vox gregum, quae resonat in auribus meis, et armentorum, quam ego audio?".
15 Et ait Saul: "De Amalec adduxerunt ea; pepercit enim populus melioribus ovibus et armentis, ut immolarentur Domino Deo tuo; reliqua vero occidimus".
16 Dixit autem Samuel ad Saul: "Sine me, et indicabo tibi, quae locutus sit Dominus ad me nocte". Dixitque ei: "Loquere".
17 Et ait Samuel: "Nonne, cum parvulus esses in oculis tuis, caput in tribubus Israel factus es? Unxitque te Dominus regem super Israel
18 et misit te Dominus in viam et ait: "Vade et interfice peccatores Amalec et pugnabis contra eos usque ad internecionem eorum".
19 Quare ergo non audisti vocem Domini, sed versus ad praedam es et fecisti malum in oculis Domini?".
20 Et ait Saul ad Samuelem: "Immo audivi vocem Domini et ambulavi in via, per quam misit me Dominus; et adduxi Agag regem Amalec et Amalec interfeci.
21 Tulit autem populus de praeda oves et boves, primitias eorum, quae caesa sunt, ut immolet Domino Deo tuo in Galgalis".
22 Et ait Samuel: "Numquid vult Dominus holocausta aut victimas et non potius ut oboediatur voci Domini? Melior est enim oboedientia quam victimae, et auscultare magis quam offerre adipem arietum.
23 Vere peccatum hariolandi est repugnare, et scelus idololatriae nolle acquiescere: pro eo ergo quod abiecisti sermonem Domini, abiecit te, ne sis rex".
24 Dixitque Saul ad Samuelem: "Peccavi, quia praevaricatus sum sermonem Domini et verba tua timens populum et oboediens voci eorum;
25 sed nunc tolle, quaeso, peccatum meum et revertere mecum, ut adorem Dominum".
26 Et ait Samuel ad Saul: "Non revertar tecum, quia proiecisti sermonem Domini; et proiecit te Dominus, ne sis rex super Israel".
27 Et conversus est Samuel, ut abiret; ille autem apprehendit summitatem pallii eius, quae et scissa est.
28 Et ait ad eum Samuel: "Scidit Dominus regnum Israel a te hodie et tradidit illud proximo tuo meliori te.
29 Porro Gloria Israel non mentitur et paenitudine non flectitur; neque enim homo est, ut agat paenitentiam".
30 At ille ait: "Peccavi, sed nunc honora me coram senibus populi mei et coram Israel; et revertere mecum, ut adorem Dominum Deum tuum".
31 Reversus ergo Samuel secutus est Saulem et adoravit Saul Dominum.
32 Dixitque Samuel: "Adducite ad me Agag regem Amalec". Et oblatus est ei Agag tremens. Et dixit Agag: "Certe secessit amaritudo mortis!".
33 Et ait Samuel: "Sicut fecit absque liberis mulieres gladius tuus, sic absque liberis erit inter mulieres mater tua". Et in frusta concidit Samuel Agag coram Domino in Galgalis.
34 Abiit autem Samuel in Rama; Saul vero ascendit in domum suam in Gabaa Saulis.
35 Et non vidit Samuel ultra Saul usque ad diem mortis suae; verumtamen lugebat Samuel Saul, quoniam Dominum paenitebat quod constituisset Saul regem super Israel.
King James Version
1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.
5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
6 ¶ And Saul said unto the Kenites, Go, depart, get you down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them: for ye shewed kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed 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 fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
10 ¶ Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,
11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.
14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.
17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?
20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
24 ¶ And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD.
26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.
27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.
28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.
29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
30 Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD thy God.
31 So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the LORD.
32 ¶ Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.
33 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.
34 ¶ Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.
35 And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the LORD repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.