15:18 He was very thirsty, so he cried out to the Lord and said, “You have given your servant 1 this great victory. But now must I die of thirst and fall into hands of the Philistines?” 2 15:19 So God split open the basin 3 at Lehi and water flowed out from it. When he took a drink, his strength 4 was restored and he revived. For this reason he named the spring 5 En Hakkore. 6 It remains in Lehi to this very day. 15:20 Samson led 7 Israel for twenty years during the days of Philistine prominence. 8
1 tn Heb “you have placed into the hand of your servant.”
2 tn Heb “the uncircumcised,” which in context refers to the Philistines.
3 tn The word translated “basin” refers to a circular-shaped depression in the land’s surface.
4 tn Heb “spirit.”
5 tn Heb “named it”; the referent (the spring) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
6 sn The name En Hakkore means “Spring of the one who cries out.”
7 tn Traditionally, “judged.”
8 tn Heb “in the days of the Philistines.”