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Judges 13:1--16:31

And the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
did
<06213> (8800)
evil
<07451>
again
<03254> (8686)
in the sight
<05869>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
and the LORD
<03068>
delivered
<05414> (8799)
them into the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>
forty
<0705>
years
<08141>_.
{did evil...: Heb. added to commit, etc}
And there was a certain
<0259>
man
<0376>
of Zorah
<06881>_,
of the family
<04940>
of the Danites
<01839>_,
whose name
<08034>
[was] Manoah
<04495>_;
and his wife
<0802>
[was] barren
<06135>_,
and bare
<03205> (8804)
not.
And the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>
appeared
<07200> (8735)
unto the woman
<0802>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, Behold now, thou [art] barren
<06135>_,
and bearest
<03205> (8804)
not: but thou shalt conceive
<02029> (8804)_,
and bear
<03205> (8804)
a son
<01121>_.
Now therefore beware
<08104> (8734)_,
I pray thee, and drink
<08354> (8799)
not wine
<03196>
nor strong drink
<07941>_,
and eat
<0398> (8799)
not any unclean
<02931>
[thing]:
For, lo, thou shalt conceive
<02030>_,
and bear
<03205> (8802)
a son
<01121>_;
and no razor
<04177>
shall come
<05927> (8799)
on his head
<07218>_:
for the child
<05288>
shall be a Nazarite
<05139>
unto God
<0430>
from the womb
<0990>_:
and he shall begin
<02490> (8686)
to deliver
<03467> (8687)
Israel
<03478>
out of the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
Then the woman
<0802>
came
<0935> (8799)
and told
<0559> (8799)
her husband
<0376>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
A man
<0376>
of God
<0430>
came
<0935> (8804)
unto me, and his countenance
<04758>
[was] like the countenance
<04758>
of an angel
<04397>
of God
<0430>_,
very
<03966>
terrible
<03372> (8737)_:
but I asked
<07592> (8804)
him not whence he [was], neither told
<05046> (8689)
he me his name
<08034>_:
But he said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive
<02030>_,
and bear
<03205> (8802)
a son
<01121>_;
and now drink
<07941>
no wine
<03196>
nor strong drink
<08354> (8799)_,
neither eat
<0398> (8799)
any unclean
<02932>
[thing]: for the child
<05288>
shall be a Nazarite
<05139>
to God
<0430>
from the womb
<0990>
to the day
<03117>
of his death
<04194>_.
Then Manoah
<04495>
intreated
<06279> (8799)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
O
<0994>
my Lord
<0136>_,
let
<04994>
the man
<0376>
of God
<0430>
which thou didst send
<07971> (8804)
come again
<0935> (8799)
unto us, and teach
<03384> (8686)
us what we shall do
<06213> (8799)
unto the child
<05288>
that shall be born
<03205> (8795)_.
And God
<0430>
hearkened
<08085> (8799)
to the voice
<06963>
of Manoah
<04495>_;
and the angel
<04397>
of God
<0430>
came again
<0935> (8799)
unto the woman
<0802>
as she sat
<03427> (8802)
in the field
<07704>_:
but Manoah
<04495>
her husband
<0376>
[was] not with her.
And the woman
<0802>
made haste
<04116> (8762)_,
and ran
<07323> (8799)_,
and shewed
<05046> (8686)
her husband
<0376>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Behold, the man
<0376>
hath appeared
<07200> (8738)
unto me, that came
<0935> (8804)
unto me the [other] day
<03117>_.
And Manoah
<04495>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and went
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
his wife
<0802>_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to the man
<0376>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, [Art] thou the man
<0376>
that spakest
<01696> (8765)
unto the woman
<0802>_?
And he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I [am].
And Manoah
<04495>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Now let thy words
<01697>
come to pass
<0935> (8799)_.
How shall we order
<04941>
the child
<05288>_,
and [how] shall we do
<04639>
unto him? {How shall we order...: Heb. What shall be the manner of the, etc} {how shall we do...: or, what shall he do?: Heb. what shall be his work?}
And the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Manoah
<04495>_,
Of all that I said
<0559> (8804)
unto the woman
<0802>
let her beware
<08104> (8735)_.
She may not eat
<0398> (8799)
of any [thing] that cometh
<03318> (8799)
of the vine
<01612>_,
neither let her drink
<08354> (8799)
wine
<03196>
or strong drink
<07941>_,
nor eat
<0398> (8799)
any unclean
<02932>
[thing]: all that I commanded
<06680> (8765)
her let her observe
<08104> (8799)_.
And Manoah
<04495>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
I pray thee, let us detain
<06113> (8799)
thee, until we shall have made ready
<06213> (8799)
a kid
<01423> <05795>
for
<06440>
thee. {for thee: Heb. before thee}
And the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Manoah
<04495>_,
Though thou detain
<06113> (8799)
me, I will not eat
<0398> (8799)
of thy bread
<03899>_:
and if
<0518>
thou wilt offer
<06213> (8799)
a burnt offering
<05930>_,
thou must offer
<05927> (8686)
it unto the LORD
<03068>_.
For Manoah
<04495>
knew
<03045> (8804)
not that he [was] an angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
And Manoah
<04495>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
What [is] thy name
<08034>_,
that when thy sayings
<01697>
come to pass
<0935> (8799)
we may do thee honour
<03513> (8765)_?
And the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Why askest
<07592> (8799)
thou thus after my name
<08034>_,
seeing it [is] secret
<06383> (8675) <06383>_?
{secret: or, wonderful}
So Manoah
<04495>
took
<03947> (8799)
a kid
<01423> <05795>
with a meat offering
<04503>_,
and offered
<05927> (8799)
[it] upon a rock
<06697>
unto the LORD
<03068>_:
and [the angel] did
<06213> (8800)
wondrously
<06381> (8688)_;
and Manoah
<04495>
and his wife
<0802>
looked on
<07200> (8802)_.
For it came to pass, when the flame
<03851>
went up
<05927> (8800)
toward heaven
<08064>
from off the altar
<04196>_,
that the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>
ascended
<05927> (8799)
in the flame
<03851>
of the altar
<04196>_.
And Manoah
<04495>
and his wife
<0802>
looked on
<07200> (8802)
[it], and fell on
<05307> (8799)
their faces
<06440>
to the ground
<0776>_.
But the angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>
did no more
<03254> (8804)
appear
<07200> (8736)
to Manoah
<04495>
and to his wife
<0802>_.
Then Manoah
<04495>
knew
<03045> (8804)
that he [was] an angel
<04397>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
And Manoah
<04495>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his wife
<0802>_,
We shall surely
<04191> (8800)
die
<04191> (8799)_,
because we have seen
<07200> (8804)
God
<0430>_.
But his wife
<0802>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, If
<03863>
the LORD
<03068>
were pleased
<02654> (8804)
to kill
<04191> (8687)
us, he would not have received
<03947> (8804)
a burnt offering
<05930>
and a meat offering
<04503>
at our hands
<03027>_,
neither would he have shewed
<07200> (8689)
us all these [things], nor would as at this time
<06256>
have told
<08085> (8689)
us [such things] as these
<02063>_.
And the woman
<0802>
bare
<03205> (8799)
a son
<01121>_,
and called
<07121> (8799)
his name
<08034>
Samson
<08123>_:
and the child
<05288>
grew
<01431> (8799)_,
and the LORD
<03068>
blessed
<01288> (8762)
him.
And the Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
began
<02490> (8686)
to move him at times
<06470> (8800)
in the camp
<04264>
of Dan
<01835>
between Zorah
<06881>
and Eshtaol
<0847>_.
{the camp...: Heb. Mahanehdan}
And Samson
<08123>
went down
<03381> (8799)
to Timnath
<08553>_,
and saw
<07200> (8799)
a woman
<0802>
in Timnath
<08553>
of the daughters
<01323>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
And he came up
<05927> (8799)_,
and told
<05046> (8686)
his father
<01>
and his mother
<0517>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
I have seen
<07200> (8804)
a woman
<0802>
in Timnath
<08553>
of the daughters
<01323>
of the Philistines
<06430>_:
now therefore get
<03947> (8798)
her for me to wife
<0802>_.
Then his father
<01>
and his mother
<0517>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, [Is there] never
<0369>
a woman
<0802>
among the daughters
<01323>
of thy brethren
<0251>_,
or among all my people
<05971>_,
that thou goest
<01980> (8802)
to take
<03947> (8800)
a wife
<0802>
of the uncircumcised
<06189>
Philistines
<06430>_?
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto his father
<01>_,
Get
<03947> (8798)
her for me; for she pleaseth me well
<03474> (8804) <05869>_.
{pleaseth...: Heb. is right in mine eyes}
But his father
<01>
and his mother
<0517>
knew
<03045> (8804)
not that it [was] of the LORD
<03068>_,
that he sought
<01245> (8764)
an occasion
<08385>
against the Philistines
<06430>_:
for at that time
<06256>
the Philistines
<06430>
had dominion
<04910> (8802)
over Israel
<03478>_.
Then went
<03381> (0)
Samson
<08123>
down
<03381> (8799)_,
and his father
<01>
and his mother
<0517>_,
to Timnath
<08553>_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
to the vineyards
<03754>
of Timnath
<08553>_:
and, behold, a young
<03715>
lion
<0738>
roared
<07580> (8802)
against
<07125> (8800)
him. {against...: Heb. in meeting him}
And the Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
came mightily
<06743> (8799)
upon him, and he rent
<08156> (8762)
him as he would have rent
<08156> (8763)
a kid
<01423>_,
and [he had] nothing
<03972>
in his hand
<03027>_:
but he told
<05046> (8689)
not his father
<01>
or his mother
<0517>
what he had done
<06213> (8804)_.
And he went down
<03381> (8799)_,
and talked
<01696> (8762)
with the woman
<0802>_;
and she pleased
<03474> (0)
Samson
<08123>
well
<03474> (8799) <05869>_.
And after a time
<03117>
he returned
<07725> (8799)
to take
<03947> (8800)
her, and he turned aside
<05493> (8799)
to see
<07200> (8800)
the carcase
<04658>
of the lion
<0738>_:
and, behold, [there was] a swarm
<05712>
of bees
<01682>
and honey
<01706>
in the carcase
<01472>
of the lion
<0738>_.
And he took
<07287> (8799)
thereof in his hands
<03709>_,
and went on
<03212> (8799)
eating
<0398> (8800)_,
and came
<01980> (8800)
to his father
<01>
and mother
<0517>_,
and he gave
<05414> (8799)
them, and they did eat
<0398> (8799)_:
but he told
<05046> (8689)
not them that he had taken
<07287> (8804)
the honey
<01706>
out of the carcase
<01472>
of the lion
<0738>_.
So his father
<01>
went down
<03381> (8799)
unto the woman
<0802>_:
and Samson
<08123>
made
<06213> (8799)
there a feast
<04960>_;
for so used the young men
<0970>
to do
<06213> (8799)_.
And it came to pass, when they saw
<07200> (8800)
him, that they brought
<03947> (8799)
thirty
<07970>
companions
<04828>
to be with him.
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, I will now put forth
<02330> (8799)
a riddle
<02420>
unto you: if ye can certainly
<05046> (8687)
declare
<05046> (8686)
it me within the seven
<07651>
days
<03117>
of the feast
<04960>_,
and find [it] out
<04672> (8804)_,
then I will give
<05414> (8804)
you thirty
<07970>
sheets
<05466>
and thirty
<07970>
change
<02487>
of garments
<0899>_:
{sheets: or, shirts}
But if ye cannot
<03201> (8799)
declare
<05046> (8687)
[it] me, then shall ye give
<05414> (8804)
me thirty
<07970>
sheets
<05466>
and thirty
<07970>
change
<02487>
of garments
<0899>_.
And they said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, Put forth
<02330> (8798)
thy riddle
<02420>_,
that we may hear
<08085> (8799)
it. {sheets: or, shirts}
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Out of the eater
<0398> (8802)
came forth
<03318> (8804)
meat
<03978>_,
and out of the strong
<05794>
came forth
<03318> (8804)
sweetness
<04966>_.
And they could
<03201> (8804)
not in three
<07969>
days
<03117>
expound
<05046> (8687)
the riddle
<02420>_.
And it came to pass on the seventh
<07637>
day
<03117>_,
that they said
<0559> (8799)
unto Samson's
<08123>
wife
<0802>_,
Entice
<06601> (8761)
thy husband
<0376>_,
that he may declare
<05046> (8686)
unto us the riddle
<02420>_,
lest we burn
<08313> (8799)
thee and thy father's
<01>
house
<01004>
with fire
<0784>_:
have ye called
<07121> (8804)
us to take that we have
<03423> (8800)_?
[is it] not [so]? {take...: Heb. possess us, or, impoverish us?}
And Samson's
<08123>
wife
<0802>
wept
<01058> (8799)
before him, and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thou dost but hate
<08130> (8804)
me, and lovest
<0157> (8804)
me not: thou hast put forth
<02330> (8804)
a riddle
<02420>
unto the children
<01121>
of my people
<05971>_,
and hast not told
<05046> (8689)
[it] me. And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, Behold, I have not told
<05046> (8689)
[it] my father
<01>
nor my mother
<0517>_,
and shall I tell
<05046> (8686)
[it] thee?
And she wept
<01058> (8799)
before him the seven
<07651>
days
<03117>_,
while their feast
<04960>
lasted
<01961> (8804)_:
and it came to pass on the seventh
<07637>
day
<03117>_,
that he told
<05046> (8686)
her, because she lay sore
<06693> (8689)
upon him: and she told
<05046> (8686)
the riddle
<02420>
to the children
<01121>
of her people
<05971>_.
{the seven...: or, the rest of the seven days}
And the men
<0582>
of the city
<05892>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto him on the seventh
<07637>
day
<03117>
before the sun
<02775>
went down
<0935> (8799)_,
What [is] sweeter
<04966>
than honey
<01706>_?
and what [is] stronger
<05794>
than a lion
<0738>_?
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, If
<03884>
ye had not plowed
<02790> (8804)
with my heifer
<05697>_,
ye had not found out
<04672> (8804)
my riddle
<02420>_.
And the Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
came
<06743> (8799)
upon him, and he went down
<03381> (8799)
to Ashkelon
<0831>_,
and slew
<05221> (8686)
thirty
<07970>
men
<0376>
of them, and took
<03947> (8799)
their spoil
<02488>_,
and gave
<05414> (8799)
change
<02487>
of garments unto them which expounded
<05046> (8688)
the riddle
<02420>_.
And his anger
<0639>
was kindled
<02734> (8799)_,
and he went up
<05927> (8799)
to his father's
<01>
house
<01004>_.
{spoil: or, apparel}
But Samson's
<08123>
wife
<0802>
was [given] to his companion
<04828>_,
whom he had used as his friend
<07462> (8765)_.
But it came to pass within a while after
<03117>_,
in the time
<03117>
of wheat
<02406>
harvest
<07105>_,
that Samson
<08123>
visited
<06485> (8799)
his wife
<0802>
with a kid
<01423> <05795>_;
and he said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will go in
<0935> (8799)
to my wife
<0802>
into the chamber
<02315>_.
But her father
<01>
would not suffer
<05414> (8804)
him to go in
<0935> (8800)_.
And her father
<01>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
I verily
<0559> (8800)
thought
<0559> (8804)
that thou hadst utterly
<08130> (8800)
hated
<08130> (8804)
her; therefore I gave
<05414> (8799)
her to thy companion
<04828>_:
[is] not her younger
<06996>
sister
<0269>
fairer
<02896>
than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her. {take...: Heb. let her be thine}
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)
concerning them, Now
<06471>
shall I be more blameless
<05352> (8738)
than the Philistines
<06430>_,
though I do
<06213> (8802)
them a displeasure
<07451>_.
{more...: or, blameless from the Philistines though, etc}
And Samson
<08123>
went
<03212> (8799)
and caught
<03920> (8799)
three
<07969>
hundred
<03967>
foxes
<07776>_,
and took
<03947> (8799)
firebrands
<03940>_,
and turned
<06437> (8686)
tail
<02180>
to tail
<02180>_,
and put
<07760> (8799)
a
<0259>
firebrand
<03940>
in the midst
<08432>
between two
<08147>
tails
<02180>_.
{firebrands: or, torches}
And when he had set
<01197> (8686)
the brands
<03940>
on fire
<0784>_,
he let [them] go
<07971> (8762)
into the standing corn
<07054>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
and burnt up
<01197> (8686)
both the shocks
<01430>_,
and also the standing corn
<07054>_,
with the vineyards
<03754>
[and] olives
<02132>_.
Then the Philistines
<06430>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Who hath done
<06213> (8804)
this? And they answered
<0559> (8799)_,
Samson
<08123>_,
the son in law
<02860>
of the Timnite
<08554>_,
because he had taken
<03947> (8804)
his wife
<0802>_,
and given
<05414> (8799)
her to his companion
<04828>_.
And the Philistines
<06430>
came up
<05927> (8799)_,
and burnt
<08313> (8799)
her and her father
<01>
with fire
<0784>_.
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Though
<0518>
ye have done
<06213> (8799)
this
<02063>_,
yet will I be avenged
<05358> (8738)
of you, and after
<0310>
that I will cease
<02308> (8799)_.
And he smote
<05221> (8686)
them hip
<07785>
and
<05921>
thigh
<03409>
with a great
<01419>
slaughter
<04347>_:
and he went down
<03381> (8799)
and dwelt
<03427> (8799)
in the top
<05585>
of the rock
<05553>
Etam
<05862>_.
Then the Philistines
<06430>
went up
<05927> (8799)_,
and pitched
<02583> (8799)
in Judah
<03063>_,
and spread
<05203> (8735)
themselves in Lehi
<03896>_.
And the men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Why are ye come up
<05927> (8804)
against us? And they answered
<0559> (8799)_,
To bind
<0631> (8800)
Samson
<08123>
are we come up
<05927> (8804)_,
to do
<06213> (8800)
to him as he hath done
<06213> (8804)
to us.
Then three
<07969>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>
went
<03381> (8799)
to the top
<05585>
of the rock
<05553>
Etam
<05862>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
to Samson
<08123>_,
Knowest
<03045> (8804)
thou not that the Philistines
<06430>
[are] rulers
<04910> (8802)
over us? what [is] this [that] thou hast done
<06213> (8804)
unto us? And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, As they did
<06213> (8804)
unto me, so have I done
<06213> (8804)
unto them. {went: Heb. went down}
And they said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, We are come down
<03381> (8804)
to bind
<0631> (8800)
thee, that we may deliver
<05414> (8800)
thee into the hand
<03027>
of the Philistines
<06430>_.
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Swear
<07650> (8734)
unto me, that ye will not fall upon
<06293> (8799)
me yourselves.
And they spake
<0559> (8799)
unto him, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
No; but we will bind
<0631> (8799)
thee fast
<0631> (8800)_,
and deliver
<05414> (8804)
thee into their hand
<03027>_:
but surely
<04191> (8687)
we will not kill
<04191> (8686)
thee. And they bound
<0631> (8799)
him with two
<08147>
new
<02319>
cords
<05688>_,
and brought him up
<05927> (8686)
from the rock
<05553>_.
[And] when he came
<0935> (8804)
unto Lehi
<03896>_,
the Philistines
<06430>
shouted
<07321> (8689)
against
<07125> (8800)
him: and the Spirit
<07307>
of the LORD
<03068>
came mightily
<06743> (8799)
upon him, and the cords
<05688>
that [were] upon his arms
<02220>
became as flax
<06593>
that was burnt
<01197> (8804)
with fire
<0784>_,
and his bands
<0612>
loosed
<04549> (8735)
from off his hands
<03027>_.
{loosed: Heb. were melted}
And he found
<04672> (8799)
a new
<02961>
jawbone
<03895>
of an ass
<02543>_,
and put forth
<07971> (8799)
his hand
<03027>_,
and took
<03947> (8799)
it, and slew
<05221> (8686)
a thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>
therewith. {new: Heb. moist}
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
With the jawbone
<03895>
of an ass
<02543>_,
heaps
<02565>
upon heaps
<02565>_,
with the jaw
<03895>
of an ass
<02543>
have I slain
<05221> (8689)
a thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>_.
{heaps upon...: Heb. an heap, two heaps}
And it came to pass, when he had made an end
<03615> (8763)
of speaking
<01696> (8763)_,
that he cast away
<07993> (8686)
the jawbone
<03895>
out of his hand
<03027>_,
and called
<07121> (8799)
that place
<04725>
Ramathlehi
<07437>_.
{Ramathlehi: that is, the lifting up of the jawbone, or, casting away of the jawbone}
And he was sore
<03966>
athirst
<06770> (8799)_,
and called
<07121> (8799)
on the LORD
<03068>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thou hast given
<05414> (8804)
this great
<01419>
deliverance
<08668>
into the hand
<03027>
of thy servant
<05650>_:
and now shall I die
<04191> (8799)
for thirst
<06772>_,
and fall
<05307> (8804)
into the hand
<03027>
of the uncircumcised
<06189>_?
But God
<0430>
clave
<01234> (8799)
an hollow place
<04388>
that [was] in the jaw
<03895>_,
and there came
<03318> (8799)
water
<04325>
thereout; and when he had drunk
<08354> (8799)_,
his spirit
<07307>
came again
<07725> (8799)_,
and he revived
<02421> (8799)_:
wherefore he called
<07121> (8802)
the name
<08034>
thereof Enhakkore
<05875>_,
which [is] in Lehi
<03896>
unto this day
<03117>_.
{Enhakkore: that is, the well of him that called or, cried} {the jaw: or, Lehi, as called in this chapter}
And he judged
<08199> (8799)
Israel
<03478>
in the days
<03117>
of the Philistines
<06430>
twenty
<06242>
years
<08141>_.
Then went
<03212> (8799)
Samson
<08123>
to Gaza
<05804>_,
and saw
<07200> (8799)
there an harlot
<0802> <02181> (8802)_,
and went in
<0935> (8799)
unto her. {harlot: Heb. a woman an harlot}
[And it was told] the Gazites
<05841>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Samson
<08123>
is come
<0935> (8804)
hither. And they compassed [him] in
<05437> (8799)_,
and laid wait
<0693> (8799)
for him all night
<03915>
in the gate
<08179>
of the city
<05892>_,
and were quiet
<02790> (8691)
all the night
<03915>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
In the morning
<01242>_,
when it is day
<0216>_,
we shall kill
<02026> (8804)
him. {quiet: Heb. silence}
And Samson
<08123>
lay
<07901> (8799)
till midnight
<02677> <03915>_,
and arose
<06965> (8799)
at midnight
<02677> <03915>_,
and took
<0270> (8799)
the doors
<01817>
of the gate
<08179>
of the city
<05892>_,
and the two
<08147>
posts
<04201>_,
and went away
<05265> (8799)
with them, bar
<01280>
and all, and put
<07760> (8799)
[them] upon his shoulders
<03802>_,
and carried them up
<05927> (8686)
to the top
<07218>
of an hill
<02022>
that [is] before
<06440>
Hebron
<02275>_.
{bar...: Heb. with the bar}
And it came to pass afterward
<0310>_,
that he loved
<0157> (8799)
a woman
<0802>
in the valley
<05158>
of Sorek
<07796>_,
whose name
<08034>
[was] Delilah
<01807>_.
{in...: or, by the brook}
And the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>
came up
<05927> (8799)
unto her, and said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, Entice
<06601> (8761)
him, and see
<07200> (8798)
wherein his great
<01419>
strength
<03581>
[lieth], and by what [means] we may prevail
<03201> (8799)
against him, that we may bind
<0631> (8804)
him to afflict
<06031> (8763)
him: and we will give
<05414> (8799)
thee every one
<0376>
of us eleven hundred
<0505> <03967>
[pieces] of silver
<03701>_.
{afflict: or, humble}
And Delilah
<01807>
said
<0559> (8799)
to Samson
<08123>_,
Tell
<05046> (8685)
me, I pray thee, wherein thy great
<01419>
strength
<03581>
[lieth], and wherewith thou mightest be bound
<0631> (8735)
to afflict
<06031> (8763)
thee.
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, If they bind
<0631> (8799)
me with seven
<07651>
green
<03892>
withs
<03499>
that were never dried
<02717> (8795)_,
then shall I be weak
<02470> (8804)_,
and be as another
<0259>
man
<0120>_.
{green...: or, new cords: Heb. moist} {another: Heb. one}
Then the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>
brought up
<05927> (8686)
to her seven
<07651>
green
<03892>
withs
<03499>
which had not been dried
<02717> (8795)_,
and she bound
<0631> (8799)
him with them. {green...: or, new cords: Heb. moist}
Now [there were] men lying in wait
<0693> (8802)_,
abiding
<03427> (8802)
with her in the chamber
<02315>_.
And she said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, The Philistines
<06430>
[be] upon thee, Samson
<08123>_.
And he brake
<05423> (8762)
the withs
<03499>_,
as a thread
<06616>
of tow
<05296>
is broken
<05423> (8735)
when it toucheth
<07306> (8687)
the fire
<0784>_.
So his strength
<03581>
was not known
<03045> (8738)_.
{toucheth: Heb. smelleth}
And Delilah
<01807>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Samson
<08123>_,
Behold, thou hast mocked
<02048> (8765)
me, and told
<01696> (8762)
me lies
<03577>_:
now tell
<05046> (8685)
me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound
<0631> (8735)_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, If they bind
<0631> (8799)
me fast
<0631> (8800)
with new
<02319>
ropes
<05688>
that never were occupied
<04399> <06213> (8738)_,
then shall I be weak
<02470> (8804)_,
and be as another
<0259>
man
<0120>_.
{that never...: Heb. wherewith work hath not been done}
Delilah
<01807>
therefore took
<03947> (8799)
new
<02319>
ropes
<05688>_,
and bound
<0631> (8799)
him therewith, and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, The Philistines
<06430>
[be] upon thee, Samson
<08123>_.
And [there were] liers in wait
<0693> (8802)
abiding
<03427> (8802)
in the chamber
<02315>_.
And he brake
<05423> (8762)
them from off his arms
<02220>
like a thread
<02339>_.
And Delilah
<01807>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Samson
<08123>_,
Hitherto
<02008>
thou hast mocked
<02048> (8765)
me, and told
<01696> (8762)
me lies
<03577>_:
tell
<05046> (8685)
me wherewith thou mightest be bound
<0631> (8735)_.
And he said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, If thou weavest
<0707> (8799)
the seven
<07651>
locks
<04253>
of my head
<07218>
with the web
<04545>_.
And she fastened
<08628> (8799)
[it] with the pin
<03489>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, The Philistines
<06430>
[be] upon thee, Samson
<08123>_.
And he awaked
<03364> (8799)
out of his sleep
<08142>_,
and went away
<05265> (8799)
with the pin
<03489>
of the beam
<0708>_,
and with the web
<04545>_.
And she said
<0559> (8799)
unto him, How
<0349>
canst thou say
<0559> (8799)_,
I love
<0157> (8804)
thee, when thine heart
<03820>
[is] not with me? thou hast mocked
<02048> (8765)
me these three
<07969>
times
<06471>_,
and hast not told
<05046> (8689)
me wherein thy great
<01419>
strength
<03581>
[lieth].
And it came to pass, when she pressed
<06693> (8689)
him daily
<03117>
with her words
<01697>_,
and urged
<0509> (8762)
him, [so] that his soul
<05315>
was vexed
<07114> (8799)
unto death
<04191> (8800)_;
{vexed: Heb. shortened}
That he told
<05046> (8686)
her all his heart
<03820>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)
unto her, There hath not come
<05927> (8804)
a razor
<04177>
upon mine head
<07218>_;
for I [have been] a Nazarite
<05139>
unto God
<0430>
from my mother's
<0517>
womb
<0990>_:
if I be shaven
<01548> (8795)_,
then my strength
<03581>
will go
<05493> (8804)
from me, and I shall become weak
<02470> (8804)_,
and be like any [other] man
<0120>_.
And when Delilah
<01807>
saw
<07200> (8799)
that he had told
<05046> (8689)
her all his heart
<03820>_,
she sent
<07971> (8799)
and called
<07121> (8799)
for the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Come up
<05927> (8798)
this once
<06471>_,
for he hath shewed
<05046> (8689)
me all his heart
<03820>_.
Then the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>
came up
<05927> (8804)
unto her, and brought
<05927> (8686)
money
<03701>
in their hand
<03027>_.
And she made him sleep
<03462> (8762)
upon her knees
<01290>_;
and she called
<07121> (8799)
for a man
<0376>_,
and she caused him to shave off
<01548> (8762)
the seven
<07651>
locks
<04253>
of his head
<07218>_;
and she began
<02490> (8686)
to afflict
<06031> (8763)
him, and his strength
<03581>
went
<05493> (8799)
from him.
And she said
<0559> (8799)_,
The Philistines
<06430>
[be] upon thee, Samson
<08123>_.
And he awoke
<03364> (8799)
out of his sleep
<08142>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
I will go out
<03318> (8799)
as at other times before
<06471>_,
and shake
<05287> (8735)
myself. And he wist
<03045> (8804)
not that the LORD
<03068>
was departed
<05493> (8804)
from him.
But the Philistines
<06430>
took
<0270> (8799)
him, and put out
<05365> (8762)
his eyes
<05869>_,
and brought him down
<03381> (8686)
to Gaza
<05804>_,
and bound
<0631> (8799)
him with fetters of brass
<05178>_;
and he did grind
<02912> (8802)
in the prison
<0631> (8803)
house
<01004>_.
{put out: Heb. bored out}
Howbeit the hair
<08181>
of his head
<07218>
began
<02490> (8686)
to grow again
<06779> (8763)
after
<0834>
he was shaven
<01548> (8795)_.
{after...: or, as when he was shaven}
Then the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>
gathered them together
<0622> (8738)
for to offer
<02076> (8800)
a great
<01419>
sacrifice
<02077>
unto Dagon
<01712>
their god
<0430>_,
and to rejoice
<08057>_:
for they said
<0559> (8799)_,
Our god
<0430>
hath delivered
<05414> (8804)
Samson
<08123>
our enemy
<0341> (8802)
into our hand
<03027>_.
And when the people
<05971>
saw
<07200> (8799)
him, they praised
<01984> (8762)
their god
<0430>_:
for they said
<0559> (8804)_,
Our god
<0430>
hath delivered
<05414> (8804)
into our hands
<03027>
our enemy
<0341> (8802)_,
and the destroyer
<02717> (8688)
of our country
<0776>_,
which slew
<02491>
many
<07235> (8689)
of us. {which...: Heb. and who multiplied our slain}
And it came to pass, when their hearts
<03820>
were merry
<02896>_,
that they said
<0559> (8799)_,
Call
<07121> (8798)
for Samson
<08123>_,
that he may make us sport
<07832> (8762)_.
And they called
<07121> (8799)
for Samson
<08123>
out of the prison
<0631> (8803)
house
<01004>_;
and he made them
<06440>
sport
<06711> (8762)_:
and they set
<05975> (8686)
him between the pillars
<05982>_.
{them: Heb. before them}
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto the lad
<05288>
that held
<02388> (8688)
him by the hand
<03027>_,
Suffer
<03240> (8685)
me that I may feel
<04184> (8685) (8675) <03237> (8685)
the pillars
<05982>
whereupon the house
<01004>
standeth
<03559> (8737)_,
that I may lean
<08172> (8735)
upon them.
Now the house
<01004>
was full
<04390> (8804)
of men
<0582>
and women
<0802>_;
and all the lords
<05633>
of the Philistines
<06430>
[were] there; and [there were] upon the roof
<01406>
about three
<07969>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>
and women
<0802>_,
that beheld
<07200> (8802)
while Samson
<08123>
made sport
<07832> (8800)_.
And Samson
<08123>
called
<07121> (8799)
unto the LORD
<03068>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
O Lord
<0136>
GOD
<03069>_,
remember
<02142> (8798)
me, I pray thee, and strengthen
<02388> (8761)
me, I pray thee, only this once
<06471>_,
O God
<0430>_,
that I may be at once
<0259>
avenged
<05358> (8735) <05359>
of the Philistines
<06430>
for my two
<08147>
eyes
<05869>_.
And Samson
<08123>
took hold
<03943> (8799)
of the two
<08147>
middle
<08432>
pillars
<05982>
upon which the house
<01004>
stood
<03559> (8737)_,
and on which it was borne up
<05564> (8735)_,
of the one
<0259>
with his right hand
<03225>_,
and of the other
<0259>
with his left
<08040>_.
{on which...: or, he leaned on them}
And Samson
<08123>
said
<0559> (8799)_,
Let me die
<04191> (8799) <05315>
with the Philistines
<06430>_.
And he bowed
<05186> (8799)
himself with [all his] might
<03581>_;
and the house
<01004>
fell
<05307> (8799)
upon the lords
<05633>_,
and upon all the people
<05971>
that [were] therein. So the dead
<04191> (8801)
which he slew
<04191> (8689)
at his death
<04194>
were more
<07227>
than [they] which he slew
<04191> (8689)
in his life
<02416>_.
{me: Heb. my soul}
Then his brethren
<0251>
and all the house
<01004>
of his father
<01>
came down
<03381> (8799)_,
and took
<05375> (8799)
him, and brought [him] up
<05927> (8799)_,
and buried
<06912> (8799)
him between Zorah
<06881>
and Eshtaol
<0847>
in the buryingplace
<06913>
of Manoah
<04495>
his father
<01>_.
And he judged
<08199> (8804)
Israel
<03478>
twenty
<06242>
years
<08141>_.


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