3 Now go and strike Amalek and edevote to destruction1 all that they have. Do not spare them, fbut kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”
9 mBut Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep and of the oxen and of the fattened calves1 and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them. All that was despised and worthless they devoted to destruction.
13 And Samuel said to Saul, t“You have done foolishly. uYou have not kept the command of the Lord your God, with which he commanded you. For then the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.