1 SAMUEL 15:32

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.”

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1 Samuel 15:32 Translation & Meaning

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Then said וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) Then said
Samuel, שְׁמוּאֵ֗ל Shemuel, the name of three Israelites Samuel
Bring ye hither הַגִּ֤ישׁוּ To be or come (causatively, bring) near (for any purpose); euphemistically, to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; religious to worship; causatively, to present; figuratively, to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back Bring hither
to אֵלַי֙ Near, with or among; often in general, to to
me אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) me
Agag אֲגַג֙ Agag, a title of Amalekitish kings Agag
the king מֶ֣לֶךְ A king king
of the Amalekites. עֲמָלֵ֔ק Amalek, a descendant of Esau; also his posterity and their country Amalekites
And Agag אֲגַ֖ג Agag, a title of Amalekitish kings Agag
came וַיֵּ֣לֶךְ To walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) came
unto אֵלָ֔יו Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
him delicately. מַֽעֲדַנֹּ֑ת A delicacy or (abstractly) pleasure (adverbially, cheerfully) delicately
And Agag אֲגָ֔ג Agag, a title of Amalekitish kings Agag
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Surely אָכֵ֖ן Firmly; figuratively, surely; also (adversative) but Surely
the bitterness מַר Bitter (literally or figuratively); also (as noun) bitterness, or (adverbially) bitterly bitterness
of death הַמָּֽוֶת׃ Death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin death
is past. סָ֥ר To turn off (literally or figuratively) past

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  • 30  Then he said, I have sinned: yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, that I may worship the Lord thy God.

  • 31  So Samuel turned again after Saul; and Saul worshipped the Lord.

  • 32  Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past.

  • 33  And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.

  • 34  Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul.




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