13:20 As the flame went up from the altar toward the sky, the Lord’s messenger went up in it 1 while Manoah and his wife watched. They fell facedown 2 to the ground.
13:22 Manoah said to his wife, “We will certainly die, because we have seen a supernatural being!” 3
1 tn Heb “in the flame from the altar.”
2 tn Heb “on their faces.”
3 tn Or “seen God.” Some take the Hebrew term אֱלֹהִים (’elohim) as the divine name (“God”) here, but this seems unlikely since v. 21 informs us that Manoah realized this was the