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But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

13:14 hast not kept that. Samuel had warned Saul that, if he were to be king, he must obey God’s commandments. Now Saul had arrogated to himself the function of God’s priest as well as king, and God had to reject him. The Lord would find what He was seeking—“a man after [His] own heart”—in David (Acts 13:22).

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