1 Samuel 15:28
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Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to one of your neighbors--to one better than you.

King James Bible
And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

Darby Bible Translation
Then Samuel said to him, Jehovah has rent the kingdom of Israel from thee to-day, and has given it to thy neighbour, who is better than thou.

World English Bible
Samuel said to him, "Yahweh has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day, and has given it to a neighbor of yours who is better than you.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samuel saith unto him, 'Jehovah hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee to-day, and given it to thy neighbour who is better than thou;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will not return with thee - I cannot acknowledge thee as king, seeing the Lord hath rejected thee.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The Lord

1 Samuel 28:17,18 And the LORD has done to him, as he spoke by me: for the LORD has rent the kingdom out of your hand, and given it to your neighbor...

1 Kings 11:20,31 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house...

hath given

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up...

Jeremiah 27:5,6 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm...

Daniel 4:17,32 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones...

John 19:11 Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against me, except it were given you from above...

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

a neighbour

1 Samuel 13:14 But now your kingdom shall not continue: the LORD has sought him a man after his own heart...

1 Samuel 16:12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and with of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said...

Acts 13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up to them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said...

Library
Saul Rejected
'Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, 11. It repenteth Me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following Me, and hath not performed My commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night. 12. And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. 13. And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Obedience
Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and do his commandments.' Deut 27: 9, 10. What is the duty which God requireth of man? Obedience to his revealed will. It is not enough to hear God's voice, but we must obey. Obedience is a part of the honour we owe to God. If then I be a Father, where is my honour?' Mal 1: 6. Obedience carries in it the life-blood of religion. Obey the voice of the Lord
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
1 Samuel 13:14
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command."

1 Samuel 18:8
Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. "They have credited David with tens of thousands," he thought, "but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?"

1 Samuel 28:17
The LORD has done what he predicted through me. The LORD has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbors--to David.

1 Samuel 28:18
Because you did not obey the LORD or carry out his fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the LORD has done this to you today.

2 Samuel 3:9
May God deal with Abner, be it ever so severely, if I do not do for David what the LORD promised him on oath

2 Samuel 3:10
and transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul and establish David's throne over Israel and Judah from Dan to Beersheba."

2 Samuel 3:18
Now do it! For the LORD promised David, 'By my servant David I will rescue my people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.'"

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