Judges 16


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1 - One Day Samson Went To Gaza, Where He Saw A Prostitute. He Went In To Spend The Night With Her.
Judges 16-1 - One Day Samson Went To Gaza, Where He Saw A ProstitOne Day Samson Went To Gaza, Where He Saw A Prostitute. He Went In To Spend The Night With Her.
2 - The People Of Gaza Were Told, "Samson Is Here!" So They Surrounded The Place And Lay In Wait For Him All Night At The City Gate. They Made No Move During The Night, Saying, "At Dawn We'll Kill Him."
Judges 16-2 - The People Of Gaza Were Told, "Samson Is Here!" SoThe People Of Gaza Were Told, "Samson Is Here!" So They Surrounded The Place And Lay In Wait For Him All Night At The City Gate. They Made No Move During The Night, Saying, "At Dawn We'll Kill Him."
3 - But Samson Lay There Only Until The Middle Of The Night. Then He Got Up And Took Hold Of The Doors Of The City Gate, Together With The Two Posts, And Tore Them Loose, Bar And All. He Lifted Them To His Shoulders And Carried Them To The Top Of The Hill That Faces Hebron.
Judges 16-3 - But Samson Lay There Only Until The Middle Of The NBut Samson Lay There Only Until The Middle Of The Night. Then He Got Up And Took Hold Of The Doors Of The City Gate, Together With The Two Posts, And Tore Them Loose, Bar And All. He Lifted Them To His Shoulders And Carried Them To The Top Of The Hill That Faces Hebron.
4 - Some Time Later, He Fell In Love With A Woman In The Valley Of Sorek Whose Name Was Delilah.
Judges 16-4 - Some Time Later, He Fell In Love With A Woman In ThSome Time Later, He Fell In Love With A Woman In The Valley Of Sorek Whose Name Was Delilah.
5 - The Rulers Of The Philistines Went To Her And Said, "See If You Can Lure Him Into Showing You The Secret Of His Great Strength And How We Can Overpower Him So We May Tie Him Up And Subdue Him. Each One Of Us Will Give You Eleven Hundred Shekels Of Silver."
Judges 16-5 - The Rulers Of The Philistines Went To Her And Said,The Rulers Of The Philistines Went To Her And Said, "See If You Can Lure Him Into Showing You The Secret Of His Great Strength And How We Can Overpower Him So We May Tie Him Up And Subdue Him. Each One Of Us Will Give You Eleven Hundred Shekels Of Silver."
6 - So Delilah Said To Samson, "Tell Me The Secret Of Your Great Strength And How You Can Be Tied Up And Subdued."
Judges 16-6 - So Delilah Said To Samson, "Tell Me The Secret Of YSo Delilah Said To Samson, "Tell Me The Secret Of Your Great Strength And How You Can Be Tied Up And Subdued."
7 - Samson Answered Her, "If Anyone Ties Me With Seven Fresh Thongs That Have Not Been Dried, I'll Become As Weak As Any Other Man."
Judges 16-7 - Samson Answered Her, "If Anyone Ties Me With SevenSamson Answered Her, "If Anyone Ties Me With Seven Fresh Thongs That Have Not Been Dried, I'll Become As Weak As Any Other Man."
8 - Then The Rulers Of The Philistines Brought Her Seven Fresh Thongs That Had Not Been Dried, And She Tied Him With Them.
Judges 16-8 - Then The Rulers Of The Philistines Brought Her SeveThen The Rulers Of The Philistines Brought Her Seven Fresh Thongs That Had Not Been Dried, And She Tied Him With Them.
9 - With Men Hidden In The Room, She Called To Him, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" But He Snapped The Thongs As Easily As A Piece Of String Snaps When It Comes Close To A Flame. So The Secret Of His Strength Was Not Discovered.
Judges 16-9 - With Men Hidden In The Room, She Called To Him, "SaWith Men Hidden In The Room, She Called To Him, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" But He Snapped The Thongs As Easily As A Piece Of String Snaps When It Comes Close To A Flame. So The Secret Of His Strength Was Not Discovered.
10 - Then Delilah Said To Samson, "You Have Made A Fool Of Me; You Lied To Me. Come Now, Tell Me How You Can Be Tied."
Judges 16-10 - Then Delilah Said To Samson, "You Have Made A FoolThen Delilah Said To Samson, "You Have Made A Fool Of Me; You Lied To Me. Come Now, Tell Me How You Can Be Tied."
11 - He Said, "If Anyone Ties Me Securely With New Ropes That Have Never Been Used, I'll Become As Weak As Any Other Man."
Judges 16-11 - He Said, "If Anyone Ties Me Securely With New RopeHe Said, "If Anyone Ties Me Securely With New Ropes That Have Never Been Used, I'll Become As Weak As Any Other Man."
12 - So Delilah Took New Ropes And Tied Him With Them. Then, With Men Hidden In The Room, She Called To Him, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" But He Snapped The Ropes Off His Arms As If They Were Threads.
Judges 16-12 - So Delilah Took New Ropes And Tied Him With Them.So Delilah Took New Ropes And Tied Him With Them. Then, With Men Hidden In The Room, She Called To Him, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" But He Snapped The Ropes Off His Arms As If They Were Threads.
13 - Delilah Then Said To Samson, "Until Now, You Have Been Making A Fool Of Me And Lying To Me. Tell Me How You Can Be Tied." He Replied, "If You Weave The Seven Braids Of My Head Into The Fabric On The Loom And Tighten It With The Pin, I'll Become As Weak As Any Other Man." So While He Was Sleeping, Delilah Took The Seven Braids Of His Head, Wove Them Into The Fabric
Judges 16-13 - Delilah Then Said To Samson, "Until Now, You HaveDelilah Then Said To Samson, "Until Now, You Have Been Making A Fool Of Me And Lying To Me. Tell Me How You Can Be Tied." He Replied, "If You Weave The Seven Braids Of My Head Into The Fabric On The Loom And Tighten It With The Pin, I'll Become As Weak As Any Other Man." So While He Was Sleeping, Delilah Took The Seven Braids Of His Head, Wove Them Into The Fabric
14 - And Tightened It With The Pin. Again She Called To Him, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" He Awoke From His Sleep And Pulled Up The Pin And The Loom, With The Fabric.
Judges 16-14 - And Tightened It With The Pin. Again She Called ToAnd Tightened It With The Pin. Again She Called To Him, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" He Awoke From His Sleep And Pulled Up The Pin And The Loom, With The Fabric.
15 - Then She Said To Him, "How Can You Say, 'I Love You,' When You Won't Confide In Me? This Is The Third Time You Have Made A Fool Of Me And Haven't Told Me The Secret Of Your Great Strength."
Judges 16-15 - Then She Said To Him, "How Can You Say, 'I Love YoThen She Said To Him, "How Can You Say, 'I Love You,' When You Won't Confide In Me? This Is The Third Time You Have Made A Fool Of Me And Haven't Told Me The Secret Of Your Great Strength."
16 - With Such Nagging She Prodded Him Day After Day Until He Was Tired To Death.
Judges 16-16 - With Such Nagging She Prodded Him Day After Day UnWith Such Nagging She Prodded Him Day After Day Until He Was Tired To Death.
17 - So He Told Her Everything. "No Razor Has Ever Been Used On My Head," He Said, "Because I Have Been A Nazirite Set Apart To God Since Birth. If My Head Were Shaved, My Strength Would Leave Me, And I Would Become As Weak As Any Other Man."
Judges 16-17 - So He Told Her Everything. "No Razor Has Ever BeenSo He Told Her Everything. "No Razor Has Ever Been Used On My Head," He Said, "Because I Have Been A Nazirite Set Apart To God Since Birth. If My Head Were Shaved, My Strength Would Leave Me, And I Would Become As Weak As Any Other Man."
18 - When Delilah Saw That He Had Told Her Everything, She Sent Word To The Rulers Of The Philistines, "Come Back Once More; He Has Told Me Everything." So The Rulers Of The Philistines Returned With The Silver In Their Hands.
Judges 16-18 - When Delilah Saw That He Had Told Her Everything,When Delilah Saw That He Had Told Her Everything, She Sent Word To The Rulers Of The Philistines, "Come Back Once More; He Has Told Me Everything." So The Rulers Of The Philistines Returned With The Silver In Their Hands.
19 - Having Put Him To Sleep On Her Lap, She Called A Man To Shave Off The Seven Braids Of His Hair, And So Began To Subdue Him. And His Strength Left Him.
Judges 16-19 - Having Put Him To Sleep On Her Lap, She Called A MHaving Put Him To Sleep On Her Lap, She Called A Man To Shave Off The Seven Braids Of His Hair, And So Began To Subdue Him. And His Strength Left Him.
20 - Then She Called, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" He Awoke From His Sleep And Thought, "I'll Go Out As Before And Shake Myself Free." But He Did Not Know That The Lord Had Left Him.
Judges 16-20 - Then She Called, "Samson, The Philistines Are UponThen She Called, "Samson, The Philistines Are Upon You!" He Awoke From His Sleep And Thought, "I'll Go Out As Before And Shake Myself Free." But He Did Not Know That The Lord Had Left Him.
21 - Then The Philistines Seized Him, Gouged Out His Eyes And Took Him Down To Gaza. Binding Him With Bronze Shackles, They Set Him To Grinding In The Prison.
Judges 16-21 - Then The Philistines Seized Him, Gouged Out His EyThen The Philistines Seized Him, Gouged Out His Eyes And Took Him Down To Gaza. Binding Him With Bronze Shackles, They Set Him To Grinding In The Prison.
22 - But The Hair On His Head Began To Grow Again After It Had Been Shaved.
Judges 16-22 - But The Hair On His Head Began To Grow Again AfterBut The Hair On His Head Began To Grow Again After It Had Been Shaved.
23 - Now The Rulers Of The Philistines Assembled To Offer A Great Sacrifice To Dagon Their God And To Celebrate, Saying, "Our God Has Delivered Samson, Our Enemy, Into Our Hands."
Judges 16-23 - Now The Rulers Of The Philistines Assembled To OffNow The Rulers Of The Philistines Assembled To Offer A Great Sacrifice To Dagon Their God And To Celebrate, Saying, "Our God Has Delivered Samson, Our Enemy, Into Our Hands."
24 - When The People Saw Him, They Praised Their God, Saying, "Our God Has Delivered Our Enemy Into Our Hands, The One Who Laid Waste Our Land And Multiplied Our Slain."
Judges 16-24 - When The People Saw Him, They Praised Their God, SWhen The People Saw Him, They Praised Their God, Saying, "Our God Has Delivered Our Enemy Into Our Hands, The One Who Laid Waste Our Land And Multiplied Our Slain."
25 - While They Were In High Spirits, They Shouted, "Bring Out Samson To Entertain Us." So They Called Samson Out Of The Prison, And He Performed For Them. When They Stood Him Among The Pillars,
Judges 16-25 - While They Were In High Spirits, They Shouted, "BrWhile They Were In High Spirits, They Shouted, "Bring Out Samson To Entertain Us." So They Called Samson Out Of The Prison, And He Performed For Them. When They Stood Him Among The Pillars,
26 - Samson Said To The Servant Who Held His Hand, "Put Me Where I Can Feel The Pillars That Support The Temple, So That I May Lean Against Them."
Judges 16-26 - Samson Said To The Servant Who Held His Hand, "PutSamson Said To The Servant Who Held His Hand, "Put Me Where I Can Feel The Pillars That Support The Temple, So That I May Lean Against Them."
27 - Now The Temple Was Crowded With Men And Women; All The Rulers Of The Philistines Were There, And On The Roof Were About Three Thousand Men And Women Watching Samson Perform.
Judges 16-27 - Now The Temple Was Crowded With Men And Women; AllNow The Temple Was Crowded With Men And Women; All The Rulers Of The Philistines Were There, And On The Roof Were About Three Thousand Men And Women Watching Samson Perform.
28 - Then Samson Prayed To The Lord , "O Sovereign Lord , Remember Me. O God, Please Strengthen Me Just Once More, And Let Me With One Blow Get Revenge On The Philistines For My Two Eyes."
Judges 16-28 - Then Samson Prayed To The Lord , "O Sovereign LordThen Samson Prayed To The Lord , "O Sovereign Lord , Remember Me. O God, Please Strengthen Me Just Once More, And Let Me With One Blow Get Revenge On The Philistines For My Two Eyes."
29 - Then Samson Reached Toward The Two Central Pillars On Which The Temple Stood. Bracing Himself Against Them, His Right Hand On The One And His Left Hand On The Other,
Judges 16-29 - Then Samson Reached Toward The Two Central PillarsThen Samson Reached Toward The Two Central Pillars On Which The Temple Stood. Bracing Himself Against Them, His Right Hand On The One And His Left Hand On The Other,
30 - Samson Said, "Let Me Die With The Philistines!" Then He Pushed With All His Might, And Down Came The Temple On The Rulers And All The People In It. Thus He Killed Many More When He Died Than While He Lived.
Judges 16-30 - Samson Said, "Let Me Die With The Philistines!" ThSamson Said, "Let Me Die With The Philistines!" Then He Pushed With All His Might, And Down Came The Temple On The Rulers And All The People In It. Thus He Killed Many More When He Died Than While He Lived.
31 - Then His Brothers And His Father's Whole Family Went Down To Get Him. They Brought Him Back And Buried Him Between Zorah And Eshtaol In The Tomb Of Manoah His Father. He Had Led Israel Twenty Years.
Judges 16-31 - Then His Brothers And His Father's Whole Family WeThen His Brothers And His Father's Whole Family Went Down To Get Him. They Brought Him Back And Buried Him Between Zorah And Eshtaol In The Tomb Of Manoah His Father. He Had Led Israel Twenty Years.


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