"Although you were once small in your own eyes, did you not become
the head of the tribes of Israel?
The Lord anointed you king over Israel. And he sent you on a
mission, saying, 'Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the
Amalekites; make war on them until you have wiped them out. Why did
you not obey the Lord?
Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil
in the eyes of the Lord?"
(I Samuel 15:17-19)
"You have rejected
the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected
you as king over Israel!"
(I Samuel 15:26)