7 And Saul smote the Amalekites from Havilah until thou comest to Shur, that is over against Egypt.
7 Then Saul attacked the Amalekites all the way from Havilah to Shur, near the eastern border of Egypt.
7 And Saul defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt.
7 Then Saul went after Amalek, from the canyon all the way to Shur near the Egyptian border.
7 And Saul attacked the Amalekites, from Havilah all the way to Shur, which is east of Egypt.
7 Then Saul slaughtered the Amalekites from Havilah all the way to Shur, east of Egypt.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Samuel 15:7
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.