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And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

15:33 Agag in pieces. This action of Samuel’s has been attacked by critics as unworthy of a prophet of God. Agag’s murderous cruelty, however, which had undoubtedly contributed to God’s command to destroy the Amalekites at this particular time, putting into effect the promise uttered over three hundred years earlier (Exodus 17:14-16), was itself adequate justification for such a graphically visual object lesson to the people concerning the eventual consequences of wickedness.

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