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 Judges 15:9 - 20
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 15
15:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi.
 
15:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The men of Judah asked, "Why have you come to fight us?" "We have come to take Samson prisoner," they answered, "to do to him as he did to us."
 
15:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then three thousand men from Judah went down to the cave in the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Don't you realize that the Philistines are rulers over us? What have you done to us?" He answered, "I merely did to them what they did to me."
 
15:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They said to him, "We've come to tie you up and hand you over to the Philistines." Samson said, "Swear to me that you won't kill me yourselves."
 
15:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Agreed," they answered. "We will only tie you up and hand you over to them. We will not kill you." So they bound him with two new ropes and led him up from the rock.
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
 
15:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men.
 
15:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Samson said, "With a donkey's jawbone I have made donkeys of them. F49 With a donkey's jawbone I have killed a thousand men."
 
15:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone; and the place was called Ramath Lehi. F50
 
15:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Because he was very thirsty, he cried out to the LORD, "You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"
 
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, F51 and it is still there in Lehi.
 
15:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Samson led F52 Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F49 Or made a heap or two; the Hebrew for donkey sounds like the Hebrew for heap.
F50 Ramath Lehi means jawbone hill.
F51 En Hakkore means caller's spring.
F52 Traditionally judged

 
 

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