Victory over the Amalekites(A)

(B)Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with (C)the rod of God in my hand.” 10 So Joshua did as Moses said to him, and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And so it was, when Moses (D)held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became [a]heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 Then the Lord said to Moses, (E)“Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that (F)I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, [b]The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; 16 for he said, “Because [c]the Lord has (G)sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 17:12 Weary of being held up
  2. Exodus 17:15 Heb. YHWH Nissi
  3. Exodus 17:16 Lit. a hand is upon the throne of the Lord

20 Then he looked on Amalek, and he took up his oracle and said:

“Amalek was first among the nations,
But shall be last until he perishes.”

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Destroy the Amalekites

17 (A)“Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, 18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he (B)did not fear God. 19 Therefore it shall be, (C)when the Lord your God has given you rest from your enemies all around, in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that you will (D)blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. You shall not forget.

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Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, (A)how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt.

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Now go and (A)attack[a] Amalek, and (B)utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 15:3 Lit. strike