1 Samuel 15:27
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New International Version
As Samuel turned to leave, Saul caught hold of the hem of his robe, and it tore.

King James Bible
And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

Darby Bible Translation
And as Samuel turned to go away, [Saul] laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.

World English Bible
As Samuel turned about to go away, Saul grabbed the skirt of his robe, and it tore.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel turneth round to go, and he layeth hold on the skirt of his upper robe -- and it is rent!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will not return with thee - I cannot acknowledge thee as king, seeing the Lord hath rejected thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Kings 11:30 Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak which was on him and tore it into twelve pieces.

1 Kings 11:31 He said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes

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Saul Rejected
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Obedience
Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments.' Deut 27: 9, 10. What is the duty which God requireth of man? Obedience to his revealed will. It is not enough to hear God's voice, but we must obey. Obedience is a part of the honour we owe to God. If then I be a Father, where is my honour?' Mal 1: 6. Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion. Obey the voice of the Lord
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
1 Samuel 28:14
"What does he look like?" he asked. "An old man wearing a robe is coming up," she said. Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.

1 Kings 11:30
and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces.

1 Kings 11:31
Then he said to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces for yourself, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'See, I am going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon's hand and give you ten tribes.

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