I Chronicles 10:14
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14  and did not seek advice of Hashem; so He had him slain and the kingdom transferred to David son of Yishai.

v’-LO da-RASH ba-do-NAI vai-mee-TAY-hu va-ya-SAYV et ha-m’-lu-KHAH l’-da-VEED ben yi-SHAI

יד  וְלֹא־דָרַשׁ בַּיהֹוָה וַיְמִיתֵהוּ וַיַּסֵּב אֶת־הַמְּלוּכָה לְדָוִיד בֶּן־יִשָׁי׃

10:14   The kingdom transferred to David son of Yishai

Shaul was given a double punishment for the sins he had committed, which included consulting Shmuel’s spirit in contravention of Torah law (I Samuel 28): He died, and his kingdom was transferred to David. Consulting a spirit is a crime labeled as an abomination (Deuteronomy 18:9-12). Only someone with an outstanding record of righteousness is truly fit to lead the People of Israel in the Land of Israel.

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  • One can understand this happening, in Deuteronomy 18: 9-12 "we are called to be different to the world and that we are not be be involved with divination, seeking spirits et al. We are told quite clearly what the penalty is for delving into such practices, and that "these things are an abomination unto the Lord," and the penalty is death. Perhaps it means both physical and spiritual death.

    G-d saw that Saul motives didn't include G-d and seeking his will I guess?

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