Water will flow from their buckets;
    their seed will have abundant water.

“Their king will be greater than Agag;(A)
    their kingdom will be exalted.(B)

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He took Agag(A) king of the Amalekites alive,(B) and all his people he totally destroyed with the sword.

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32 Then Samuel said, “Bring me Agag king of the Amalekites.”

Agag came to him in chains.[a] And he thought, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 15:32 The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

43 They killed the remaining Amalekites(A) who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.

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Haman’s Plot to Destroy the Jews

After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite,(A) elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles.

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Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the evil plan of Haman the Agagite,(A) which he had devised against the Jews.

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24 For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite,(A) the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur(B) (that is, the lot(C)) for their ruin and destruction.(D)

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