1 Samuel 15:1
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English Standard Version
And Samuel said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint you king over his people Israel; now therefore listen to the words of the LORD.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And Samuel said unto Saul, Jehovah sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samuel said to Saul: The Lord sent me to anoint thee king over his People Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the Lord:

English Revised Version
And Samuel 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 the words of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Samuel also said to Saul, the LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou to the voice of the words of the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

General Summary of Saul's other Wars, and Account of his Family. - 1 Samuel 14:47. "But Saul had taken the sovereignty." As Saul had first of all secured a recognition of himself as king on the part of all the tribes of Israel, through his victory over the Ammonites at Jabesh (1 Samuel 11:12.), so it was through the victory which he had gained over the Philistines, and by which these obstinate foes of Israel were driven back into their own land, that he first acquired the kingship over Israel, i.e., first really secured the regal authority over the Israelites. This is the meaning of המּלוּכה לכד; and this statement is not at variance either with the election of Saul by lot (1 Samuel 10:17.), or with his confirmation at Gilgal (1 Samuel 11:14-15). But as Saul had to fight for the sovereignty, and could only secure it by successful warfare, his other wars are placed in the foreground in the summary account of his reign which follows (1 Samuel 14:47, 1 Samuel 14:48), whilst the notices concerning his family, which stand at the very beginning in the case of other kings, are not mentioned till afterwards (1 Samuel 14:49-51). Saul fought successfully against all the enemies of Israel round about; against Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, a district of Syria on this side the Euphrates (see at 2 Samuel 8:3), and against the Philistines. The war against the Ammonites is described in 1 Samuel 11:1-15; but with the Philistines Saul had to wage repeated war all the days of his life (1 Samuel 14:52). The other wars are none of them more fully described, simply because they were of no importance to the history of the kingdom of God, having neither furnished occasion for any miraculous displays of divine omnipotence, nor brought about the subjection of hostile nations to the power of Israel. "Whithersoever he turned, he inflicted punishment." This is the rendering which Luther has very aptly given to ירשׁיא; for הרשׁיע signifies to declare wrong, hence to condemn, more especially as applied to judges: here it denotes sentence or condemnation by deeds. Saul chastised these nations for their attacks upon Israel.

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The Lord

1 Samuel 15:17,18 And Samuel said, When you were little in your own sight, were you not made the head of the tribes of Israel...

1 Samuel 9:16 To morrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be captain over my people Israel...

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his head, and kissed him, and said...

hearken

1 Samuel 15:16 Then Samuel said to Saul, Stay, and I will tell you what the LORD has said to me this night. And he said to him, Say on.

1 Samuel 12:14 If you will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD...

1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly: you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which he commanded you...

2 Samuel 23:2,3 The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue...

1 Chronicles 22:12,13 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God...

Psalm 2:10,11 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth...

Cross References
1 Samuel 9:15
Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed to Samuel:

1 Samuel 9:16
"Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have seen my people, because their cry has come to me."

1 Samuel 10:1
Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, "Has not the LORD anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the LORD and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the LORD has anointed you to be prince over his heritage.

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