1 Samuel 15:8
New International Version
He took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword.

New Living Translation
He captured Agag, the Amalekite king, but completely destroyed everyone else.

English Standard Version
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive and devoted to destruction all the people with the edge of the sword.

Berean Study Bible
He captured Agag king of Amalek alive, but completely destroyed all the others with the sword.

New American Standard Bible
He captured Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

King James Bible
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

Christian Standard Bible
He captured King Agag of Amalek alive, but he completely destroyed all the rest of the people with the sword.

Contemporary English Version
Every Amalekite was killed except King Agag.

Good News Translation
he captured King Agag of Amalek alive and killed all the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He captured Agag king of Amalek alive, but he completely destroyed all the rest of the people with the sword.

International Standard Version
He captured alive Agag king of Amalek, but he completely destroyed all the people, executing them with swords.

NET Bible
He captured King Agag of the Amalekites alive, but he executed all Agag's people with the sword.

New Heart English Bible
He took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He captured King Agag of Amalek alive. But he claimed all the people for God by destroying them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

New American Standard 1977
And he captured Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he took Agag, the king of the Amalekites, alive and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

American King James Version
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

American Standard Version
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he took Agag the king of Amalec alive, and he slew all the people and Hierim with the edge of the sword.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he took Agag the king of Amalec alive: but all the common people he slew with the edge of the sword.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took Agag the king of Amalek alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

English Revised Version
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

World English Bible
He took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

Young's Literal Translation
and he catcheth Agag king of Amalek alive, and all the people he hath devoted by the mouth of the sword;
Study Bible
Saul's Disobedience
7Then Saul struck down the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt. 8He captured Agag king of Amalek alive, but completely destroyed all the others with the sword. 9Saul and his troops spared Agag, along with the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves and lambs, and the best of everything else. They were unwilling to destroy them, but they utterly destroyed all that was despised and worthless.…
Cross References
Numbers 24:7
Water will flow from his buckets, and his seed will have abundant water. His king will be greater than Agag, and his kingdom will be exalted.

1 Samuel 15:20
"But I did obey the LORD," Saul replied. "I went on the mission that the LORD gave me. I brought back Agag king of Amalek and utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

1 Samuel 27:8
Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites. (From ancient times these people had inhabited the land extending to Shur and Egypt.)

1 Samuel 27:9
Whenever David attacked a territory, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but he took the flocks and herds, the donkeys, camels, and clothing. Then he would return to Achish,

1 Samuel 30:1
On the third day David and his men arrived in Ziklag, and the Amalekites had raided the Negev, attacked Ziklag, and burned it down.

2 Samuel 8:12
from Edom and Moab, from the Ammonites and Philistines and Amalekites, and from the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

1 Chronicles 4:43
and struck down the remnant of the Amalekites who had escaped. And they have lived there to this day.

Esther 3:1
After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him to a position above all the princes who were with him.

Treasury of Scripture

And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

Agag

1 Samuel 15:3
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.

Numbers 24:7
He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

1 Kings 20:30,34-42
But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber…

utterly

1 Samuel 27:8
And David and his men went up, and invaded the Geshurites, and the Gezrites, and the Amalekites: for those nations were of old the inhabitants of the land, as thou goest to Shur, even unto the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 30:1
And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;

Joshua 10:39
And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.







Lexicon
He captured
וַיִּתְפֹּ֛שׂ (way·yiṯ·pōś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8610: To manipulate, seize, chiefly to capture, wield, to overlay, to use unwarrantably

Agag
אֲגַ֥ג (’ă·ḡaḡ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 90: Agag -- king of Amalek

king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of Amalek
עֲמָלֵ֖ק (‘ă·mā·lêq)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6002: Amalek -- a descendant of Esau, also his posterity

alive,
חָ֑י (ḥāy)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

but completely destroyed
הֶחֱרִ֥ים (he·ḥĕ·rîm)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2763: To seclude, to devote to religious uses, to be blunt as to the nose

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the others
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

with the sword.
חָֽרֶב׃ (ḥā·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword
Verse 8. - He took Agag. This was the official name of the Amalekite kings (see Numbers 24:7), as Pharaoh was that of the kings of Egypt. For its meaning we must wait till we know more about the language of this race. Agag, however, from ver. 32, seems to have been able to speak Hebrew. He utterly destroyed - i.e. put under the ban - all the people. They appear, however, again in 1 Samuel 27:8, and with so vast a wilderness in which to take refuge, it would be impossible really to exterminate a people used to lead a wandering life. Moreover, as soon as Israel began to lay hands on the spoil the pursuit would flag, as the cattle would be killed by over driving. 15:1-9 The sentence of condemnation against the Amalekites had gone forth long before, Ex 17:14; De 25:19, but they had been spared till they filled up the measure of their sins. We are sure that the righteous Lord does no injustice to any. The remembering the kindness of the ancestors of the Kenites, in favour to them, at the time God was punishing the injuries done by the ancestors of the Amalekites, tended to clear the righteousness of God in this dispensation. It is dangerous to be found in the company of God's enemies, and it is our duty and interest to come out from among them, lest we share in their sins and plagues, Re 18:4. As the commandment had been express, and a test of Saul's obedience, his conduct evidently was the effect of a proud, rebellious spirit. He destroyed only the refuse, that was good for little. That which was now destroyed was sacrificed to the justice of God.
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