1 SAMUEL 15:33

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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1 Samuel 15:33 Translation & Meaning

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And Samuel שְׁמוּאֵ֔ל Shemuel, the name of three Israelites Samuel
said, וַיֹּ֣אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
As כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֨ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc As
thy sword חַרְבֶּ֔ךָ Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
hath made women נָשִׁים֙ A woman made women
childless, שִׁכְּלָ֤ה Properly, to miscarry, i.e., suffer abortion; by analogy, to bereave (literally or figuratively) childless
so כֵּן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) so
shall thy mother אִמֶּ֑ךָ A mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively [like father]) mother
be childless תִּשְׁכַּ֥ל Properly, to miscarry, i.e., suffer abortion; by analogy, to bereave (literally or figuratively) childless
among women. מִנָּשִׁ֖ים A woman among women
And Samuel שְׁמוּאֵ֧ל Shemuel, the name of three Israelites Samuel
hewed pieces וַיְשַׁסֵּ֨ף To cut in pieces, i.e., slaughter hewed pieces
Agag אֲגָ֛ג Agag, a title of Amalekitish kings Agag
in אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) in
before לִפְנֵ֥י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
in Gilgal. בַּגִּלְגָּֽל׃ Gilgal, the name of three places in Palestine Gilgal

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  • 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.

  • 35  And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul: and the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.




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