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 Judges 13:2 - 25
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 13
13:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was sterile and remained childless.
 
13:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, "You are sterile and childless, but you are going to conceive and have a son.
 
13:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean,
 
13:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
because you will conceive and give birth to a son. No razor may be used on his head, because the boy is to be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel from the hands of the Philistines."
 
13:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the woman went to her husband and told him, "A man of God came to me. He looked like an angel of God, very awesome. I didn't ask him where he came from, and he didn't tell me his name.
 
13:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But he said to me, 'You will conceive and give birth to a son. Now then, drink no wine or other fermented drink and do not eat anything unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite of God from birth until the day of his death.'"
 
13:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Manoah prayed to the LORD: "O Lord, I beg you, let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born."
 
13:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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God heard Manoah, and the angel of God came again to the woman while she was out in the field; but her husband Manoah was not with her.
 
13:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The woman hurried to tell her husband, "He's here! The man who appeared to me the other day!"
 
13:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Manoah got up and followed his wife. When he came to the man, he said, "Are you the one who talked to my wife?" "I am," he said.
 
13:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Manoah asked him, "When your words are fulfilled, what is to be the rule for the boy's life and work?"
 
13:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD answered, "Your wife must do all that I have told her.
 
13:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She must not eat anything that comes from the grapevine, nor drink any wine or other fermented drink nor eat anything unclean. She must do everything I have commanded her."
 
13:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, "We would like you to stay until we prepare a young goat for you."
 
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD replied, "Even though you detain me, I will not eat any of your food. But if you prepare a burnt offering, offer it to the LORD." (Manoah did not realize that it was the angel of the LORD.)
 
13:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Manoah inquired of the angel of the LORD, "What is your name, so that we may honor you when your word comes true?"
 
13:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He replied, "Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding. F47 "
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Manoah took a young goat, together with the grain offering, and sacrificed it on a rock to the LORD. And the LORD did an amazing thing while Manoah and his wife watched:
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground.
 
13:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the angel of the LORD did not show himself again to Manoah and his wife, Manoah realized that it was the angel of the LORD.
 
13:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"We are doomed to die!" he said to his wife. "We have seen God!"
 
13:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But his wife answered, "If the LORD had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and grain offering from our hands, nor shown us all these things or now told us this."
 
13:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the LORD blessed him,
 
13:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F47 Or is wonderful

 
 

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