5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley.
5 Saul went to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the ravine.
5 And Saul came to the city of Amalek and lay in wait in the valley.
5 Saul marched to Amalek City and hid in the canyon.
5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and lay in wait in the valley.
5 Then Saul and his army went to a town of the Amalekites and lay in wait in the valley.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 15:5
Commentary on 1 Samuel 15:1-9
(Read 1 Samuel 15:1-9)
The sentence of condemnation against the Amalekites had gone forth long before, Revelation 18:4. As the commandment had been express, and a test of Saul's obedience, his conduct evidently was the effect of a proud, rebellious spirit. He destroyed only the refuse, that was good for little. That which was now destroyed was sacrificed to the justice of God.