Saul is sent to destroy Amalec: he spareth their king and the best of their cattle: for which disobedience he is cast off by the Lord.
1 And Samuel said to Saul: The Lord sent me to anoint thee king over his People Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the Lord:
Et dixit Samuel ad Saul : Me misit Dominus, ut ungerem te in regem super populum ejus Israel : nunc ergo audi vocem Domini.
2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I have reckoned up all that Amalec hath done to Israel: how he opposed them in the way when they came up out of Egypt.
Haec dicit Dominus exercituum : Recensui quaecumque fecit Amalec Israeli : quomodo restitit ei in via cum ascenderet de Aegypto.
3 Now therefore go, and smite Amalec, and utterly destroy all that he hath: spare him not, nor covet any thing that is his: but slay both man and woman, child and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Nunc ergo vade, et percute Amalec, et demolire universa ejus : non parcas ei, et non concupiscas ex rebus ipsius aliquid, sed interfice a viro usque ad mulierem, et parvulum atque lactentem, bovem et ovem, camelum et asinum.
4 So Saul commanded the people, and numbered them as lambs: two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand of the men of Juda.
Praecepit itaque Saul populo, et recensuit eos quasi agnos : ducenta millia peditum, et decem millia virorum Juda.
5 And when Saul was come to the city of Amalec, he laid ambushes in the torrent.
Cumque venisset Saul usque ad civitatem Amalec, tetendit insidias in torrente.
6 And Saul said to the Cinite: Go, depart and get ye down from Amalec: lest I destroy thee with him. For thou hast shewn kindness to all the children of Israel, when they came up out of Egypt. And the Cinite departed from the midst of Amalec.
Dixitque Saul Cinaeo : Abite, recedite, atque descendite ab Amalec : ne forte involvam te cum eo : tu enim fecisti misericordiam cum omnibus filiis Israel, cum ascenderent de Aegypto. Et recessit Cinaeus de medio Amalec.
7 And Saul smote Amalec from Hevila, until thou comest to Sur, which is over against Egypt.
Percussitque Saul Amalec ab Hevila, donec venias ad Sur, quae est e regione Aegypti.
8 And he took Agag the king of Amalec alive: but all the common people he slew with the edge of the sword.
Et apprehendit Agag regem Amalec vivum : omne autem vulgus interfecit in ore gladii.
9 And Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the flocks of sheep and of the herds, and the garments and the rams, and all that was beautiful, and would not destroy them: but every thing that was vile and good for nothing, that they destroyed.
Et pepercit Saul et populus Agag, et optimis gregibus ovium et armentorum, et vestibus et arietibus, et universis quae pulchra erant, nec voluerunt disperdere ea : quidquid vero vile fuit et reprobum, hoc demoliti sunt.
10 And the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying:
Factum est autem verbum Domini ad Samuel, dicens :
11 It repenteth me that I have made Saul king: for he hath forsaken me, and hath not executed my commandments. And Samuel was grieved, and he cried unto the Lord all night.
Poenitet me quod constituerim Saul regem : quia dereliquit me et verba mea opere non implevit. Contristatusque est Samuel, et clamavit ad Dominum tota nocte.
12 And when Samuel rose early, to go to Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, that Saul was come to Carmel, and had erected for himself a triumphant arch, and returning had passed on, and gone down to Galgal. And Samuel came to Saul, and Saul was offering a holocaust to the Lord out of the choicest of the spoils which he had brought from Amalec.
Cumque de nocte surrexisset Samuel, ut iret ad Saul mane, nuntiatum est Samueli, eo quod venisset Saul in Carmelum, et erexisset sibi fornicem triumphalem, et reversus transisset, descendissetque in Galgala. Venit ergo Samuel ad Saul, et Saul offerebat holocaustum Domino de initiis praedarum quae attulerat ex Amalec.
13 And when Samuel was come to Saul, Saul said to him: Blessed be thou of the Lord, I have fulfilled the word of the Lord.
Et cum venisset Samuel ad Saul, dixit ei Saul : Benedictus tu Domino, implevi verbum Domini.
14 And Samuel said: What meaneth then this bleating of the flocks, which soundeth in my ears, and the lowing of the herds, which I hear?
Dixitque Samuel : Et quae est haec vox gregum, quae resonat in auribus meis, et armentorum, quam ego audio?
15 And Saul said: They have brought them from Amalec: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the herds that they might be sacrificed to the Lord thy God, but the rest we have slain.
Et ait Saul : De Amalec adduxerunt ea : pepercit enim populus melioribus ovibus et armentis ut immolarentur Domino Deo tuo, reliqua vero occidimus.
16 And Samuel said to Saul: Suffer me, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said to him: Speak.
Ait autem Samuel ad Saul : Sine me, et indicabo tibi quae locutus sit Dominus ad me nocte. Dixitque ei : Loquere.
17 And Samuel said: When thou wast a little one in thy own eyes, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel? And the Lord anointed thee to be king over Israel.
Et ait Samuel : Nonne cum parvulus esses in oculis tuis, caput in tribubus Israel factus es? unxitque te Dominus in regem super Israel,
18 And the Lord sent thee on the way, and said: Go, and kill the sinners of Amalec, and thou shalt fight against them until thou hast utterly destroyed them.
et misit te Dominus in viam, et ait : Vade, et interfice peccatores Amalec, et pugnabis contra eos usque ad internecionem eorum?
19 Why then didst thou not hearken to the voice of the Lord: but hast turned to the prey, and hast done evil in the eyes of the Lord.
Quare ergo non audisti vocem Domini : sed versus ad praedam es, et fecisti malum in oculis Domini?
20 And Saul said to Samuel: Yea I have hearkened to the voice of the Lord, and have walked in the way by which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalec, and Amalec I have slain.
Et ait Saul ad Samuelem : Immo audivi vocem Domini, et ambulavi in via per quam misit me Dominus, et adduxi Agag regem Amalec, et Amalec interfeci.
21 But the people took of the spoils sheep and oxen, as the firstfruits of those things that were slain, to offer sacrifice to the Lord their God in Galgal.
Tulit autem de praeda populus oves et boves, primitias eorum quae caesa sunt, ut immolet Domino Deo suo in Galgalis.
22 And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat of rams.
Et ait Samuel : Numquid vult Dominus holocausta et victimas, et non potius ut obediatur voci Domini? Melior est enim obedientia quam victimae : et auscultare magis quam offerre adipem arietum.
23 Because it is like the sin of witchcraft, to rebel: and like the crime of idolatry, to refuse to obey. Forasmuch therefore as thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord hath also rejected thee from being king.
Quoniam quasi peccatum ariolandi est, repugnare : et quasi scelus idololatriae, nole acquiescere. Pro eo ergo quod abjecisti sermonem Domini, abjecit te Dominus ne sis rex.
24 And Saul said to Samuel: I have sinned because I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words, fearing the people, and obeying their voice.
Dixitque Saul ad Samuelem : Peccavi, quia praevaricatus sum sermonem Domini, et verba tua, timens populum, et obediens voci eorum.
25 But now bear, I beseech thee, my sin, and return with me, that I may adore the Lord.
Sed nunc porta, quaeso, peccatum meum, et revertere mecum, ut adorem Dominum.
26 And Samuel said to Saul: I will not return with thee, because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.
Et ait Samuel ad Saul : Non revertar tecum, quia projecisti sermonem Domini, et projecit te Dominus ne sis rex super Israel.
27 And Samuel turned about to go away: but he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent.
Et conversus est Samuel ut abiret : ille autem apprehendit summitatem pallii ejus, quae et scissa est.
28 And Samuel said to him: The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to thy neighbour who is better than thee.
Et ait ad eum Samuel : Scidit Dominus regnum Israel a te hodie, et tradidit illud proximo tuo meliori te.
29 But the triumpher in Israel will not spare, and will not be moved to repentance: for he is not a man that he should repent.
Porro triumphator in Israel non parcet, et poenitudine non flectetur : neque enim homo est ut agat poenitentiam.
30 Then he said: I have sinned: yet honour me now before the ancients of my people, and before Israel, and return with me, that I may adore the Lord thy God.
At ille ait : Peccavi : sed nunc honora me coram senioribus populi mei, et coram Israel, et revertere mecum, ut adorem Dominum Deum tuum.
31 So Samuel turned again after Saul: and Saul adored the Lord.
Reversus ergo Samuel secutus est Saulem : et adoravit Saul Dominum.
32 And Samuel said: Bring hitherto me Agag the king of Amalec. And Agag was presented to him very fat, and trembling. And Agag said: Doth bitter death separate in this manner?
Dixitque Samuel : Adducite ad me Agag regem Amalec. Et oblatus est ei Agag pinguissimus, et tremens. Et dixit Agag : Siccine separat amara mors?
33 And Samuel said: As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed him in pieces before the Lord in Galgal.
Et ait Samuel : Sicut fecit absque liberis mulieres gladius tuus, sic absque liberis erit inter mulieres mater tua. Et in frusta concidit eum Samuel coram Domino in Galgalis.
34 And Samuel departed to Ramatha: but Saul went up to his house in Gabaa.
Abiit autem Samuel in Ramatha : Saul vero ascendit in domum suam in Gabaa.
35 And Samuel saw Saul no more till the day of his death: nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul, because the Lord repented that he had made him king over Israel.
Et non vidit Samuel ultra Saul usque ad diem mortis suae : verumtamen lugebat Samuel Saulem, quoniam Dominum poenitebat quod constituisset eum regem super Israel.