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Romans 13:8Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled [the] law.

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1 Samuel chapter 15

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Then Samuel said to Saul, "The LORD sent me to anoint you as king over His people, over Israel; now therefore, listen to the words of the LORD.
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"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I will punish Amalek [for] what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him on the way while he was coming up from Egypt.
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'Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.'"
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Then Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, 200,000 foot soldiers and 10,000 men of Judah.
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Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the valley.
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Saul said to the Kenites, "Go, depart, go down from among the Amalekites, so that I do not destroy you with them; for you showed kindness to all the sons of Israel when they came up from Egypt." So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites.
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So Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah as you go to Shur, which is east of Egypt.
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He captured Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.
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But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were not willing to destroy them utterly; but everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.
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Then the word of the LORD came to Samuel, saying,
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"I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands." And Samuel was distressed and cried out to the LORD all night.
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Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was told Samuel, saying, "Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and proceeded on down to Gilgal."
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Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said to him, "Blessed are you of the LORD! I have carried out the command of the LORD."
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But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?"
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Saul said, "They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed."
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Then Samuel said to Saul, "Wait, and let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night." And he said to him, "Speak!"
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Samuel said, "Is it not true, though you were little in your own eyes, you were [made] the head of the tribes of Israel? And the LORD anointed you king over Israel,
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and the LORD sent you on a mission, and said, 'Go and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are exterminated.'
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"Why then did you not obey the voice of the LORD, but rushed upon the spoil and did what was evil in the sight of the LORD?"
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Then Saul said to Samuel, "I did obey the voice of the LORD, and went on the mission on which the LORD sent me, and have brought back Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
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"But the people took [some] of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal."
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Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, [And] to heed than the fat of rams.
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"For rebellion is as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from [being] king."
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Then Saul said to Samuel, "I have sinned; I have indeed transgressed the command of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and listened to their voice.
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"Now therefore, please pardon my sin and return with me, that I may worship the LORD."
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But Samuel said to Saul, "I will not return with you; for you have rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected you from being king over Israel."
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As Samuel turned to go, [Saul] seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.
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So Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today and has given it to your neighbor, who is better than you.
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"Also the Glory of Israel will not lie or change His mind; for He is not a man that He should change His mind."
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Then he said, "I have sinned; [but] please honor me now before the elders of my people and before Israel, and go back with me, that I may worship the LORD your God."
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So Samuel went back following Saul, and Saul worshiped the LORD.
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Then Samuel said, "Bring me Agag, the king of the Amalekites." And Agag came to him cheerfully. And Agag said, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."
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But Samuel said, "As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women." And Samuel hewed Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.
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Then Samuel went to Ramah, but Saul went up to his house at Gibeah of Saul.
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Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death; for Samuel grieved over Saul. And the LORD regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.

1 Samuel chapter 16

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Now the LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons."
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But Samuel said, "How can I go? When Saul hears [of it], he will kill me." And the LORD said, "Take a heifer with you and say, 'I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.'
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"You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you."
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So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, "Do you come in peace?"
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He said, "In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice." He also consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
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When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before Him."
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But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God [sees] not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
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Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
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Next Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "The LORD has not chosen this one either."
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Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, "The LORD has not chosen these."
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And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are these all the children?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep." Then Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here."
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So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, "Arise, anoint him; for this is he."
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Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.
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Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized him.
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Saul's servants then said to him, "Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing you.
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"Let our lord now command your servants who are before you. Let them seek a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall come about when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play [the harp] with his hand, and you will be well."
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So Saul said to his servants, "Provide for me now a man who can play well and bring [him] to me."
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Then one of the young men said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD is with him."
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So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David who is with the flock."
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Jesse took a donkey [loaded with] bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent [them] to Saul by David his son.
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Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer.
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Saul sent to Jesse, saying, "Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight."
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So it came about whenever the [evil] spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play [it] with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.

1 Chronicles chapter 5

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Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; so that he is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright.
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Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him [came] the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph),
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the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel [were] Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.
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The sons of Joel [were] Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
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Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son,
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Beerah his son, whom Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria carried away into exile; he was leader of the Reubenites.
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His kinsmen by their families, in the genealogy of their generations, [were] Jeiel the chief, then Zechariah
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and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, even to Nebo and Baal-meon.
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To the east he settled as far as the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates, because their cattle had increased in the land of Gilead.
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In the days of Saul they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand, so that they occupied their tents throughout all the land east of Gilead.
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Now the sons of Gad lived opposite them in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah.
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Joel [was] the chief and Shapham the second, then Janai and Shaphat in Bashan.
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Their kinsmen of their fathers' households [were] Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia and Eber, seven.
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These [were] the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
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Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, [was] head of their fathers' households.
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They lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasture lands of Sharon, as far as their borders.
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All of these were enrolled in the genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
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The sons of Reuben and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, [consisting] of valiant men, men who bore shield and sword and shot with bow and [were] skillful in battle, [were] 44,760, who went to war.
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They made war against the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish and Nodab.
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They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who [were] with them were given into their hand; for they cried out to God in the battle, and He answered their prayers because they trusted in Him.
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They took away their cattle: their 50,000 camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys; and 100,000 men.
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For many fell slain, because the war [was] of God. And they settled in their place until the exile.
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Now the sons of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land; from Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir and Mount Hermon they were numerous.
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These were the heads of their fathers' households, even Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, heads of their fathers' households.
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But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.
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So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul, king of Assyria, even the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away into exile, namely the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara and to the river of Gozan, to this day.

Matthew chapter 1

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The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
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Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
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Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram.
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Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon.
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Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.
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Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah.
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Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa.
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Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah.
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Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
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Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the father of Josiah.
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Josiah became the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
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After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel.
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Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor.
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Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud.
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Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob.
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Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah.
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So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.
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Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
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And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.
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But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
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"She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."
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Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
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"BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."
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And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took [Mary] as his wife,
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but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.