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And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

15:8 destroyed all the people. This statement evidently applies only to the people of the particular Amalekite cities attacked by Saul. David later destroyed many of the Amalekites (I Samuel 27:8-9; 30:1,17) and Saul himself was eventually slain by an Amalekite (II Samuel 1:5-13).

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