Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.
1 Samuel 13:10
Just when he had finished offering the burnt offering, Samuel appeared on the scene. Saul went out to meet him and to greet him.
He blessed Abram, saying, "Blessed be Abram by the Most High God, Creator of heaven and earth.
He said to his mother, "You know the eleven hundred pieces of silver which were stolen from you, about which I heard you pronounce a curse? Look here, I have the silver. I stole it, but now I am giving it back to you." His mother said, "May the Lord reward you, my son!"
He said, "May you be rewarded by the Lord, my dear! This act of devotion is greater than what you did before. For you have not sought to marry one of the young men, whether rich or poor.
I have performed
1 Samuel 15:9
However, Saul and the army spared Agag, along with the best of the flock, the cattle, the fatlings, and the lambs, as well as everything else that was of value. They were not willing to slaughter them. But they did slaughter everything that was despised and worthless.
The man said, "The woman whom you gave me, she gave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it."
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy.
There is a generation whose eyes are so lofty, and whose eyelids are lifted up disdainfully.
Give her credit for what she has accomplished, and let her works praise her in the city gates.
So you too, when you have done everything you were commanded to do, should say, 'We are slaves undeserving of special praise; we have only done what was our duty.'"
The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers -- or even like this tax collector.