But Saul and the army spared(A) Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves[a] and lambs—everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 15:9 Or the grown bulls; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

19 Why did you not obey the Lord? Why did you pounce on the plunder(A) and do evil in the eyes of the Lord?”

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23 that I will accept nothing belonging to you,(A) not even a thread or the strap of a sandal, so that you will never be able to say, ‘I made Abram rich.’

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17 The city and all that is in it are to be devoted[a](A) to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute(B) and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid(C) the spies we sent.

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 6:17 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 18 and 21.

19 He also put to the sword(A) Nob,(B) the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.

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Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive,(A) but took sheep and cattle, donkeys and camels, and clothes. Then he returned to Achish.

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18 Because you did not obey(A) the Lord or carry out his fierce wrath(B) against the Amalekites,(C) the Lord has done this to you today.

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13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews(A)—young and old, women and children—on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar,(B) and to plunder(C) their goods.

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The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them,(A) and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.

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