Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Samuel 28:18

As you did not obey the Lord and did not execute His fierce wrath on Amalek, so the Lord has done this thing to you this day.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Amalekites;   Anger;   Apostasy;   Children;   Disobedience to God;   En-Dor;   Familiar Spirits;   Necromancy;   Samuel;   Saul;   Sorcery;   Witchcraft;   Thompson Chain Reference - Amalek;   Disobedience;   Obedience-Disobedience;   The Topic Concordance - Disobedience;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amalekites, the;   Disobedience to God;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Endor;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Samuel;   Saul, king of israel;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Descent into Hell (Hades);   Magic;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Amalekites;   Divination;   Saul;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Divination and Magic;   Medium;   Samuel, Books of;   Urim and Thummim;   Wrath, Wrath of God;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Death;   En-Dor;   Eschatology;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Descent into Hades;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Magic;   Saul;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - En-Dor, Witch of;   Intercession;   Obedience;   Samuel;   Samuel, Books of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Endor, the Witch of;   Samuel;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek - See 1 Samuel 15:1-9; (note) and the notes there.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:18". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-samuel-28.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord,.... At Gilgal, as Abarbinel thinks; which is the first thing for which the kingdom was threatened to be taken from him, 1 Samuel 13:13,

nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek: in sparing Agag, and the best of the cattle, 1 Samuel 15:9,

therefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee this day; forsaken him, rent his kingdom from him, and would deliver him into the hands of the Philistines, as follows: had he been the true Samuel, he would have told him of some other sins of his, provoking to the Lord; as his slaughter of the priests at Nob, his cruel persecution of David, and especially of his asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit at this time, of which not a word is said, and yet was the very transgression for which Saul died, 1 Chronicles 10:13.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-samuel-28.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Samuel 28:18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.

Ver. 18. Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord.] This disobedience the devil had once tempted him unto, and now he layeth it in his dish to drive him to despair. This is yet his method to this day: be not ignorant of his wiles.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:18". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-samuel-28.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek; he mentions this as an eminent instance of his disobedience.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:18". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-samuel-28.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

obeyedst not = hearkenedst not to.

wrath. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6, for the judgment in consequence of it.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:18". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-samuel-28.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/1-samuel-28.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee this day.
obeyedst
13:9; 15:9,23-26; 1 Kings 20:42; 1 Chronicles 10:13; Jeremiah 48:10
hath the Lord
Psalms 50:21,22
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 15:28 - The Lord;  1 Kings 14:6 - for I am

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 28:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-samuel-28.html.