Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD? 20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal. 22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.[-]
Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubborness is as iniquity and idolatry. The works of the flesh is as the same as witchcraft.[Gal 5:20][2Kgs 9:22][Mic 5:12][Nah 3:4][https://youtu.be/FgmqMuZrkA8]
24 ¶ And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD. 26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. 27 And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. 28 And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.
CONFUSION, n. 1. In a general sense, a mixture of several things promiscuously; hence, disorder; irregularity; as the confusion of tongues at Babel.2. Tumult; want of order in society.The whole city was filled with confusion. Acts 19. God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 14. 3. A blending or confounding; indistinct combination; opposed to distinctness or perspicuity; as a confusion of ideas.4. Abashment; shame.O Lord, let me never be put to confusion. Psa 71.We lie in shame and our confusion covereth us. Jer 3.5. Astonishment; agitation; perturbation; distraction of mind.Confusion dwelt in every face.6. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.The makers of idols shall go to confusion together. Isa 45.7. A shameful blending of natures, a shocking crime. Lev 18:23, 20:12.
1. An offensive weapon worn at the side, and used by hand either for thrusting or cutting.
2. Figuratively, destruction by war.
I will bring a sword upon you. Lev 26. Isa 51.
3. Vengeance or justice.
She quits the balance, and resigns the sword.
4. Emblem of authority and power.
The ruler–beareth not the sword in vain. Rom 13.
5. War; dissension.
I came not to send peace, but a sword. Mat 10.
6. Emblem of triumph and protection.
The Lord–the sword of thy excellence. Deu 33.