Then Saul attacked the Amalekites(A) all the way from Havilah to Shur,(B) near the eastern border of Egypt. He took Agag(C) king of the Amalekites alive,(D) and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword. But Saul and the army spared(E) 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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  1. 1 Samuel 15:9 Or the grown bulls; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

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