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 Judges 16:4 - 20
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 16  - Click for Chapter Audio
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.
 

FOOTNOTES:
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

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
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

 
 

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