* Now go.
The Amalekites, a people of Arabia Petr(9161), who inhabited a
tract of country on the frontiers of Egypt and Canaan, had
acted with great cruelty towards the Israelites on their
coming out of Egypt, and God then purposed that Amalek, as a
nation, should be blotted out from under heaven; but it had
been spared till it had filled up the measure of its
iniquities, and now this purpose is carried into effect by
Saul, upwards of 400; years afterwards! Nothing could justify
such an exterminating decree but the absolute authority of
God; and this was given: all the reasons of it we do not
know; but this we know well, the Judge of all the earth doeth
* utterly destroy.
Le 27:28,29 Nu 24:20 De 13:15,16 20:16-18 Jos 6:17-21
Ex 20:5 Nu 31:17 Isa 14:21,22
* ox and sheep.
Ge 3:17,18 Ro 8:20-22