1 Samuel 15:5
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New International Version
Saul went to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the ravine.

King James Bible
And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.

Darby Bible Translation
And Saul came to the city of the Amalekites, and set an ambush in the valley.

World English Bible
Saul came to the city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.

Young's Literal Translation
And Saul cometh in unto a city of Amalek, and layeth wait in a valley;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Saul came to a city of Amalek - I believe the original should be translated, and Saul came to the city Amalek; their capital being called by the name of their tribe.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

laid wait. or, fought

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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 15:4
So Saul summoned the men and mustered them at Telaim--two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand from Judah.

1 Samuel 15:6
Then he said to the Kenites, "Go away, leave the Amalekites so that I do not destroy you along with them; for you showed kindness to all the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt." So the Kenites moved away from the Amalekites.

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