What does 1 Samuel 15:7 mean?
ESV: And Saul defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.
NIV: Then Saul attacked the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt.
NASB: Then Saul defeated the Amalekites, from Havilah going toward Shur, which is east of Egypt.
CSB: Then Saul struck down the Amalekites from Havilah all the way to Shur, which is next to Egypt.
NLT: Then Saul slaughtered the Amalekites from Havilah all the way to Shur, east of Egypt.
KJV: And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
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Book Summary:
First Samuel introduces the key figures who led Israel after the era of the judges. The books of 1 and 2 Samuel were originally part of a single text, split in certain translations shortly before the birth of Christ. Some of the Bible’s most famous characters are depicted in this book. These including the prophet Samuel, Israel’s first king, Saul, her greatest king, David, and other famous names such as Goliath and Jonathan. By the end of this book, Saul has fallen; the book of 2 Samuel begins with David’s ascension to the throne.
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