20 Then he looked on Amalek and (A)took up his discourse and said,

“Amalek was the first among the nations,
    (B)but its end is utter destruction.”

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19 Therefore (A)when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies around you, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess, you shall (B)blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you shall not forget.

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Now go and strike Amalek and (A)devote to destruction[a] all that they have. Do not spare them, (B)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

(A)And Saul defeated the Amalekites from (B)Havilah as far as (C)Shur, which is east of Egypt.

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David's Wives Are Captured

30 Now when David and his men came to (A)Ziklag on the third day, (B)the Amalekites had (C)made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire

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17 And David struck them down from twilight until the evening of the next day, and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men, who mounted camels and fled.

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12 from Edom, (A)Moab, (B)the Ammonites, (C)the Philistines, (D)Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of (E)Zobah.

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