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 Judges 13:1 - 16:31
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 13  - Click for Chapter Audio
13:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the sons of Israel again R270 did evil in the sight of the LORD, so that the LORD gave them into the hands of the Philistines forty years.
 
13:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
There was a certain man of Zorah, R271 of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had borne no children.
 
13:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R272 the angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, "Behold now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and give birth to a son.
 
13:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Now therefore, be careful not R273 to drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing.
 
13:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"For R274 behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite R275 to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines."
 
13:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, "A R276 man of God came to me and his appearance was like the appearance of the angel of God, very awesome. And I did not ask him where he came from, nor did he tell me his name.
 
13:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But he said to me, `Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.' "
 
13:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Manoah entreated the LORD and said, "O Lord, please let the R277 man of God whom You have sent come to us again that he may teach us what to do for the boy who is to be born."
 
13:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
God listened to the voice of Manoah; and the R278 angel of God came again to the woman as she was sitting in the field, but Manoah her husband was not with her.
 
13:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the woman ran quickly and told her husband, F213 "Behold, the R279 man who came F214 the other day has appeared to me."
 
13:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Manoah arose and followed his wife, and when he came to the man he said to him, "Are you the R280 man who spoke to the woman?" And he said, "I am."
 
13:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Manoah said, "Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy's mode of life and his vocation?"
 
13:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the R281 angel of the LORD said to Manoah, "Let R282 the woman pay attention to F215 all that I said.
 
13:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"She should not eat anything that comes from the vine R283 nor drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing; let her observe all that I commanded."
 
13:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Manoah said to the R284 angel of the LORD, "Please let us detain you so that we may prepare a young goat for you."
 
13:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD said to Manoah, "Though you detain me, I R285 will not eat your food, F216 but if you prepare a burnt offering, then offer it to the LORD." For Manoah did not know that he was the angel of the LORD.
 
13:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, "What R286 is your name, so that when your words come to pass, we may honor you?"
 
13:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But the angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask my name, seeing it is wonderful?" R287 F217
 
13:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Manoah R288 took the young goat with the grain offering and offered it on the rock to the LORD, and He performed wonders while Manoah and his wife looked on.
 
13:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame of the altar. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell R289 on their faces to the ground.
 
13:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the angel of the LORD did not appear to Manoah or his wife again. Then R290 Manoah knew that he was the angel of the LORD.
 
13:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Manoah said to his wife, "We R291 will surely die, for we have seen God."
 
13:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But his wife said to him, "If the LORD had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown R292 us all these things, nor would He have let us hear things like this at this time."
 
13:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child R293 grew up and the LORD blessed him.
 
13:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And the R294 Spirit of the LORD began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, R295 F218 between Zorah and Eshtaol.
 
   Chapter 14  - Click for Chapter Audio
14:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.
 
14:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he came back F219 and told his father and mother, F220 "I saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife."
 
14:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then his father and his mother said to him, "Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, R296 F221 or among all our F222 people, that you go to take R297 a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me, for she looks F223 good to me."
 
14:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
However, his father and mother did not know that it R298 was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.
 
14:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.
 
14:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The R299 Spirit of the LORD came F224 upon him mightily, so that he R300 tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.
 
14:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he went down and talked to the woman; and she looked F225 good to Samson.
 
14:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.
 
14:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he scraped the F226 honey into his hands F227 and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey out of the body of the lion.
 
14:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson made a feast there, for the young men customarily did this.
 
14:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When they saw him, they brought thirty companions to be with him.
 
14:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Samson said to them, "Let me now propound R301 a riddle to you; if you will indeed tell it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes R302 of clothes.
 
14:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But if you are unable to tell me, then you shall give me thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes." And they said to him, "Propound your riddle, that we may hear it."
 
14:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he said to them, "Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet." But they could not tell the riddle in three days.
 
14:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then it came about on the fourth F228 day that they said to Samson's wife, "Entice R303 your husband, so that he will tell us the riddle, or R304 we will burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us to impoverish us? Is this not so?"
 
14:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Samson's wife wept before him and said, "You R305 only hate me, and you do not love me; you have propounded a riddle to the sons of my people, and have not told it to me." And he said to her, "Behold, I have not told it to my father or mother; so should I tell you?"
 
14:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
However she wept before him seven days while their feast lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people.
 
14:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."
 
14:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the R306 Spirit of the LORD came F229 upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of them and took their spoil and gave the changes of clothes to those who told the riddle. And his anger burned, and he went up to his father's house.
 
14:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Samson's wife was given R307 to his companion who had been his friend. F230
 
   Chapter 15  - Click for Chapter Audio
15:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, Samson visited his wife with R308 a young goat, and said, "I will go in to my wife in her room." But her father did not let him enter.
 
15:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Her father said, "I really thought that you hated her intensely; so I gave R309 her to your companion. Is not her younger sister more F231 beautiful than she? Please let her be yours instead." F232
 
15:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Samson then said to them, "This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines when I do them harm."
 
15:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned the foxes tail to tail and put one torch in the middle between two tails.
 
15:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he had set fire to the torches, he released the F233 foxes into the standing grain of the Philistines, thus burning up both the shocks and the standing grain, along with the vineyards and groves.
 
15:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the Philistines said, "Who did this?" And they said, "Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he F234 took his wife and gave her to his companion." So the Philistines came up and burned R310 her and her father with fire.
 
15:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Samson said to them, "Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit."
 
15:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He struck them ruthlessly F235 with a great slaughter; and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
 
15:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.
 
15:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The men of Judah said, "Why have you come up against us?" And they said, "We have come up to bind Samson in order to do to him as he did to us."
 
15:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Do you not know that R311 the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" And he said to them, "As they did to me, so I have done to them."
 
15:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They said to him, "We have come down to bind you so that we may give you into the hands of the Philistines." And Samson said to them, "Swear to me that you will not kill F236 me."
 
15:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they said to him, F237 "No, but we will bind you fast and give you into their hands; yet surely we will not kill you." Then they bound him with two new ropes and brought him up from the rock.
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him. And the R312 Spirit of the LORD came F238 upon him mightily so that the ropes that were on his arms were as flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds dropped F239 from his hands.
 
15:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, so he reached F240 out and took it and killed F241 a R313 thousand men with it.
 
15:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, Heaps F242 upon heaps, With the jawbone of a donkey I have killed F243 a thousand men."
 
15:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he had finished speaking, he threw the jawbone from his hand; and he named that place Ramath-lehi. F244
 
15:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he became very thirsty, and he called R314 to the LORD and said, "You have given this great deliverance by the hand of Your servant, and now shall F245 I die of thirst and F246 fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"
 
15:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But God split the hollow place that is in Lehi so that water came out of it. When he drank, his R315 strength F247 returned and he revived. Therefore he named it En-hakkore, F248 which is in Lehi to this day.
 
15:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he R316 judged Israel twenty years in the R317 days of the Philistines.
 
   Chapter 16  - Click for Chapter Audio
16:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Samson went to Gaza R318 and saw a harlot there, and went in to her.
 
16:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When it was told to the Gazites, saying, "Samson has come here," they surrounded R319 the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. And they kept silent all night, saying, "Let us wait until the morning light, then we will kill him."
 
16:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Samson lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.
 
16:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After this it came about that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
 
16:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The lords R320 of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, "Entice R321 him, and see where his great strength lies and how F249 we may overpower him that we may bind him to afflict him. Then we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver."
 
16:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me where your great strength is and how F250 you may be bound to afflict you."
 
16:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any other man."
 
16:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.
 
16:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now she had men lying in wait in an inner room. And she said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he snapped the cords as a string of tow snaps when it touches F251 fire. So his strength was not discovered.
 
16:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Delilah said to Samson, "Behold, you have deceived me and told me lies; now please tell me how F252 you may be bound."
 
16:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to her, "If they bind me tightly with new ropes which F253 have not been used, then I will become weak and be like any other man."
 
16:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" For the men were lying in wait in the inner room. But he snapped the F254 ropes from his arms like a thread.
 
16:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Delilah said to Samson, "Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me how F255 you may be bound." And he said to her, "If you weave the seven locks of my hair F256 with the web [and F257 fasten it with a pin, then I will become weak and be like any other man."
 
16:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his hair F258 and wove them into the web]. And she fastened it with the pin and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.
 
16:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she said to him, "How R322 can you say, `I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have deceived me these three times and have not told me where your great strength is."
 
16:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed F259 to death.
 
16:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, "A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite R323 to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man."
 
16:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Delilah saw that he had told her all that was in his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, "Come up once more, for he has told me all that is in his heart." Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hands.
 
16:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
She made him sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his hair. F260 Then she began to afflict him, and his strength left him.
 
16:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
She said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep and said, "I will go out as at other times and shake myself free." But he did not know that the R324 LORD had departed from him.
 
16:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.
 
16:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it was shaved off.
 
16:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon R325 their god, and to rejoice, for they said, "Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands."
 
16:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the people saw him, they R326 praised their god, for they said, "Our god has given our enemy into our hands, Even the destroyer of our country, Who has slain many of us."
 
16:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It so happened when they F261 were in high spirits, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may amuse us." So they called for Samson from the prison, and he entertained F262 them. And they made him stand between the pillars.
 
16:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Samson said to the boy who was holding his hand, "Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them."
 
16:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now the house was full of men and women, and all the lords of the Philistines were there. And about 3,000 men and women were on the roof looking on while Samson was amusing them.
 
16:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then R327 Samson called to the LORD and said, "O Lord GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be R328 avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes."
 
16:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left.
 
16:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" And he bent with all F264 his might so that the house fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed in his life.
 
16:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then his brothers and all his father's household came down, took him, brought him up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father. Thus R329 he had judged Israel twenty years.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F213 Lit husband, and said to him
F214 Lit came to me
F215 Lit from
F216 Lit bread
F217 I.e. incomprehensible
F218 I.e. the camp of Dan
F219 Lit up
F220 Lit mother, saying,
F221 Lit brothers
F222 Lit my
F223 Lit is right in my eyes
F224 Lit rushed upon
F225 Lit was right in Samson's eyes
F226 Lit it
F227 Lit palms
F228 So with some ancient versions; Heb seventh
F229 Lit rushed upon
F230 Or best man
F231 Lit better
F232 Lit instead of her
F233 Lit them
F234 I.e. the Timnite
F235 Lit leg on thigh
F236 Lit fall upon me yourselves
F237 Lit him, saying
F238 Lit rushed upon
F239 Lit were melted
F240 Lit stretched out his hand
F241 Lit smote
F242 Lit Heap, two heaps; Heb is same root as donkey
F243 Lit smitten
F244 I.e. the high place of the jawbone
F245 Or I shall...uncircumcised
F246 Or or
F247 Lit spirit
F248 I.e. the spring of him who called
F249 Lit by what
F250 Lit by what
F251 Lit smells
F252 Lit by what
F253 Lit with which work has not been done
F254 Lit them
F255 Lit by what
F256 Lit head
F257 The passage in brackets is found in Gr but not in any Heb mss
F258 Lit head
F259 Lit impatient to the point of
F260 Lit head
F261 Lit their heart was pleasant
F262 Lit made sport before them
F263 Heb YHWH, usually rendered LORD
F264 Lit strength

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R270 Judges 2:11
R271 Joshua 19:41
R272 Judges 6:11,14; 13:6,8,10,11; Luke 1:11-13
R273 Numbers 6:2,3; Luke 1:15
R274 Luke 1:15
R275 Numbers 6:2-5
R276 Judges 6:11; 13:8,10,11
R277 Judges 13:3,7
R278 Judges 13:8
R279 Judges 13:9
R280 Judges 13:8
R281 Judges 13:11
R282 Judges 13:4
R283 Numbers 6:4
R284 Judges 13:3
R285 Judges 6:20
R286 Genesis 32:29
R287 Isaiah 9:6
R288 Judges 6:20,21
R289 Leviticus 9:24; 1 Chronicles 21:16; Ezekiel 1:28; Matthew 17:6
R290 Judges 13:16
R291 Genesis 32:30; Deuteronomy 5:26; Judges 6:22
R292 Psalms 25:14
R293 1 Samuel 3:19; Luke 1:80
R294 Judges 3:10
R295 Judges 18:11,12
R296 Genesis 24:3,4
R297 Exodus 34:16; Deuteronomy 7:3
R298 Joshua 11:20
R299 Judges 3:10
R300 1 Samuel 17:34-36
R301 Ezekiel 17:2
R302 Genesis 45:22; 2 Kings 5:22
R303 Judges 16:5
R304 Judges 15:6
R305 Judges 16:15
R306 Judges 3:10; 13:25
R307 Judges 15:2
R308 Genesis 38:17
R309 Judges 14:20
R310 Judges 14:15
R311 Leviticus 26:25; Deuteronomy 28:43f; Judges 13:1; 14:4; Psalms 106:40-42
R312 Judges 14:19; 1 Samuel 11:6
R313 Leviticus 26:8; Joshua 23:10
R314 Judges 16:28
R315 Isaiah 40:29
R316 Judges 16:31; Hebrews 11:32
R317 Judges 13:1
R318 Joshua 15:47
R319 1 Samuel 23:26; Psalms 118:10-12
R320 Joshua 13:3
R321 Judges 14:15
R322 Judges 14:16
R323 Numbers 6:2,5; Judges 13:5
R324 Numbers 14:42,43; Joshua 7:12; 1 Samuel 16:14
R325 1 Samuel 5:2
R326 1 Samuel 31:9; 1 Chronicles 10:9; Psalms 97:7
R327 Judges 15:18
R328 Jeremiah 15:15
R329 Judges 15:20

 
 

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