16:28 Samson called to the Lord, “O Master, Lord, 1 remember me! Strengthen me just one more time, O God, so I can get swift revenge 2 against the Philistines for my two eyes!” 16:29 Samson took hold of the two middle pillars that supported the temple 3 and he leaned against them, with his right hand on one and his left hand on the other. 16:30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” He pushed hard 4 and the temple collapsed on the rulers and all the people in it. He killed many more people in his death than he had killed during his life. 5
1 tn The Hebrew has אֲדֹנָי יֱהֹוִה (’adonay yehovih, “Lord Yahweh”).
2 tn Heb “so I can get revenge with one act of vengeance.”
3 tn Heb “the pillars upon which the house was founded.”
4 tn Heb “he stretched out with strength.”
5 tn Heb “And the ones whom he killed in his death were many more than he killed in his life.”