Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I have noted what Amalek did to Israel (A)in opposing them on the way when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and strike Amalek and (B)devote to destruction[a] all that they have. Do not spare them, (C)but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 15:3 That is, set apart (devote) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); also verses 8, 9, 15, 18, 20, 21

This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘I will punish the Amalekites(A) for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally(B) destroy[a] all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 15:3 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 8, 9, 15, 18, 20 and 21.

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