13 Samuel said to Saul, “You have been foolish.(A) You have not kept the command which the Lord your God gave you.(B) It was at this time that the Lord would have permanently established your reign over Israel,(C) 14 but now your reign will not endure.(D) The Lord has found a man loyal to Him,[a](E) and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not done what the Lord commanded.”

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  1. 1 Samuel 13:14 Lit man according to His heart

23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,(A)
and defiance is like wickedness(B) and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He has rejected you as king.(C)

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