The king cannot speak with you now. He is engaged in the affairs of state. Since when have...
The king cannot speak with you now. He is engaged in the affairs of state.
Since when have the affairs of state taken precedence over the affairs of God?
[shoves his way past and enters Saul's throne room]
...Samuel. We welcome you. With God's blessing, our victory is complete.
Is THIS how you show Him your gratitude... by robbing the Amalekites of their women and cattle? By holding their king in chains?
We were discussing a possible treaty. The king is to be ransomed...
A *treaty?* *Ransom?* Saul, for this you have betrayed your own soul in the sight of God. His instructions were plain enough: "... Spare nothing from the sword."
[beheads the Amalekite king]
... When our tribes clamored for a king, to make us like other nations, I answered them: "We are not like other nations. The Lord of Hosts is both our God and our King." The people said, "We want a king we can see. We want a king of our own flesh and blood."
[holds up the severed head]
Here are your kings of flesh and blood. Here is a king you can see.
[throws the head at Saul's feet]