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Judges 16
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Samson and Delilah

16Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.H3212H8123H5804H7200H802H2181H935 2And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.H5841H559H8123H935H5437H693H3915H8179H5892H2790H3915H559H1242H216H2026 3And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.H8123H7901H2677H3915H6965H2677H3915H270H1817H8179H5892H8147H4201H5265H1280H7760H3802H5927H7218H2022H6440H2275 4And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.H310H157H802H5158H7796H8034H1807 5And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.H5633H6430H5927H559H6601H7200H1419H3581H3201H631H6031H5414H376H505H3967H3701 6And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.H1807H559H8123H5046H1419H3581H631H6031 7And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.H8123H559H631H7651H3892H3499H2717H2470H259H120 8Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.H5633H6430H5927H7651H3892H3499H2717H631 9Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known.H693H3427H2315H559H6430H8123H5423H3499H6616H5296H5423H7306H784H3581H3045 10And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.H1807H559H8123H2048H1696H3577H5046H631 11And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.H559H631H631H2319H5688H4399H6213H2470H259H120 12Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms like a thread.H1807H3947H2319H5688H631H559H6430H8123H693H3427H2315H5423H2220H2339 13And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.H1807H559H8123H2008H2048H1696H3577H5046H631H559H707H7651H4253H7218H4545 14And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web.H8628H3489H559H6430H8123H3364H8142H5265H3489H708H4545 15And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.H559H349H559H157H3820H2048H7969H6471H5046H1419H3581 16And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;H6693H3117H1697H509H5315H7114H4191 17That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.H5046H3820H559H5927H4177H7218H5139H430H517H990H1548H3581H5493H2470H120 18And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.H1807H7200H5046H3820H7971H7121H5633H6430H559H5927H6471H5046H3820H5633H6430H5927H5927H3701H3027 19And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.H3462H1290H7121H376H1548H7651H4253H7218H2490H6031H3581H5493 20And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.H559H6430H8123H3364H8142H559H3318H6471H5287H3045H3068H5493 21But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.H6430H270H5365H5869H3381H5804H631H5178H2912H631H1004 22Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.H8181H7218H2490H6779H834H1548

Samson Dies with the Philistines

23Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.H5633H6430H622H2076H1419H2077H1712H430H8057H559H430H5414H8123H341H3027 24And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.H5971H7200H1984H430H559H430H5414H3027H341H2717H776H2491H7235 25And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.H3820H2896H559H7121H8123H7832H7121H8123H631H1004H6440H6711H5975H5982 26And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.H8123H559H5288H2388H3027H3240H4184H3237H5982H1004H3559H8172 27Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.H1004H4390H582H802H5633H6430H1406H7969H505H376H802H7200H8123H7832 28And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.H8123H7121H3068H559H136H3069H2142H2388H6471H430H259H5358H5359H6430H8147H5869 29And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.H8123H3943H8147H8432H5982H1004H3559H5564H259H3225H259H8040 30And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.H8123H559H4191H5315H6430H5186H3581H1004H5307H5633H5971H4191H4191H4194H7227H4191H2416 31Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.H251H1004H1H3381H5375H5927H6912H6881H847H6913H4495H1H8199H3478H6242H8141


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