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Or, the rest of the sreen days, dc.
c ver. 19.
ch. 3. 10.
q ch. 15. 2.
Samson's fores and firebrands.
He slayeth the Philistines, and 17 And she wept before him || the se- 1 and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam. ven days, while their feast lasted: and it 9 Then the Philistines went up, and cir. 1140. came to pass on the seventh day, that he pitched in Judah, and spread themselves told her, because she lay sore upon him: 1 in Lehi. and she told the riddle to the children of 10 And the men of Judah said, Why her people.
are ye come up against us? And they 18 And the men of the city said unto answered, To bind Samson are we come him on the seventh day before the sun up, to do to him as he hath done to us. went down, What is sweeter than honey? 11 Then three thousand men of Judah and what is stronger than a lion? And he + went to the top of the rock Etam, and Heb. went said unto them, If ye had not plowed with said
to Samson, Knowest thou not that my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle. the Philistines are a rulers over us? what d ch. 14. +
19 | And 'the Spirit of the Lord came is this that thou hast done unto us? And upon him, and he went down to Ashke- he said unto them, As they did unto me,
lon, and slew thirty men of them, and took so have I done unto them.
unto them which expounded the riddle. come down to bind thee, that we may
tines. And Samson said unto them, Swear
13 And they spake unto him, saying, CHAP. XV.
No; but we will bind thee fast, and des
the Philistines' corn with fores and fire will not kill thee. And they bound him
14 And when he came unto Lehi, the
him, and the cords that were upon his UT it came to pass within a while arms became as flax that was burnt with that Samson visited his wife with a kid; hands. and he said, I will go in to my wife into 15 And he found a f new jawbone of bised the chamber. But her father would not an ass, and put forth his hand, and took suffer him to go in.
it, and * slew a thousand men therewith. ch. 3. 3!. 2 And her father said, I verily thought 16 And Samson said, With the jaw- Josh. 2. Ia a ch. 14. zn. that thou hadst utterly 'hated her; there- bone of an ass, + heaps upon heaps, with help become
fore I gave her to thy companion: is not the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand heaps.
sister fairer than she? † take men.
17 And it came to pass, when he had 39 And Samson said concerning them, made an end of speaking, that he cast || Now shall I be more blameless than the away the jawbone out of his hand, and Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. called that place || Ramath-lehi.
the lifting 4 And Samson went and caught three 18 | And he was sore athirst, and called was the Chough, sc. hundred foxes, and took || firebrands, and on the Lord, and said, Thou hast given casting Or, torches.
turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in this great deliverance into the hand of jail the midst between two tails.
thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, & P.37. 5 And when he had set the brands on and fall into the hand of the uncircumfire, he let them go into the standing corn cised? of the Philistines, and burnt up both the 19 But God clave an hollow place that shocks, and also the standing corn, with was in || the jaw, and there came water i Or, Leki the vineyards and olives.
thereout; and when he had drunk, bhis Gen. 6 Then the Philistines said, Who hath spirit came again, and he revived: wheredone this? And they answered, Samson, fore he called the name thereof || En- the best the son in law of the Timnite, because he hakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day. Called, er,
had taken his wife, and given her to his 20 || And he judged Israel 'in the days arred. I's. 3+ beh. 14.15., companion. And the Philistines came of the Philistines twenty years.
up, and burnt her and her father with fire.
the gates of the city. 4 Delilah, corrupted years of
by the Philistines, enticeth Samson. 6 tude erite 8 And he smote them hip and thigh thrice she is deceived. 15 At last she over- Philistinen with a great slaughter: and he went down cometh him. 21 The Philistines take hin, i ch. 13. b
+ Heb. let her be thine.
1. Or, Now shall I be blameless from the Philistines,
I That is,
I He secas to have judged South west
cir. 110 + Heb. a
.Numb.6.5 ch. 13. 5.
carrieth off the gates of Gaza.
Samson's imprisonment. and put out his eyes. 22 His strength re bound. And he said unto her, If thou rewing, he pulleth down the house upon the
weavest the seven locks of my head with cir. 1120. Philistines, and dieth.
saw there tan harlot, and went in and said unto him, The Philistines bé
upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out 2 And it was told the Gazites, saying, of his sleep, and went away with the pin mal Samson is come hither. And they com- of the beam, and with the web. 2 passed him in, and laid wait for him all 15 [ And she said unto him, "How e ch.14. 16.
night in the gate of the city, and were canst thou say, I love thee, when thine
3 And Samson lay till midnight, and me wherein thy great strength lieth.
the gate of the city, and the two posts, pressed him daily with her words, and the cock and went away with them, + bar and all
, urged him, so that his soul was tvexed to the shoreand put them upon his shoulders, and unto death; carried them up to the top of an hill that 17 That he told her all his heart, and a Mic. 7. 5. is before Hebron.
said unto her, There hath not come a 4 g And it came to pass afterward, rasor upon mine head; for I have been a booty by the that he loved a woman || in the valley of Nazarite unto God from my mother's Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
womb: if I be shaven, then my strength
against him, that we may bind him to for the lords of the Philistines, saying,
6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell Philistines came up unto her, and brought
knees; and she called for a man, and she 7 And Samson said unto her, If they caused him to shave off the seven locks of
bind me with seven || green withs that his head; and she began to afflict him, + Heb sasist. were never dried, then shall I be weak, and his strength went from him. + Heb.one. and be as t another man.
20 And she said, The Philistines be 8 Then the lords of the Philistines upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out brought up to her seven green withs which of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at had not been dried, and she bound him other times before, and shake myself. with them.
And he wist not that the LORD & was & Numb. 14. 9 Now there were men lying in wait, departed from him. abiding with her in the chamber. And 21 But the Philistines took him, and & 10. 12. de she said unto him, The Philistines be put out his eyes, and brought him down a chron. lin. upon thee, Samson. And he brake the to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of withs, as a thread of tow is broken when brass; and he did grind in the prison house. out. it ftoucheth the fire. So his strength 22 Howbeit the hair of his head began was not known.
to grow again || after he was shaven.
to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath
they praised their god: for they said, h Dow. 5. 4.
for Samson, that he may make us sport. 13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Hi- And they called for Samson out of the therto thou hast mocked me, and told me prison house; and he made #them sport: forelieved lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest bel and they set him between the pillars.
1 Or, ne
9, 42, 43.
1 Or, as when he was
+ Heb. and who multi
f ch. 18. 1.
Deut. 12. 8.
19.15 ch.19 1. Ruth 1.1,
Matt. 2. 1, 36
+ Heb.in making his
The spies of Dan. Before
26 | And Samson said unto the lad 6 'In those days there was no king in
I may feel the pillars whereupon the house right in his own eyes.
27 Now the house was full of men and of "Beth-lehem-judah of the family of 5 women; and all the lords of the Philis- Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourn- . See jobbe
tines were there; and there were upon ed there. ^ Deut. 22. the kroof about three thousand men and 8 And the man departed out of the 2 Mic. 5.2.
women, that beheld while Samson made city from Beth-lehem-judah to sojourn a
where he could find a place: and he came 28 And Samson called unto the Lord, to mount Ephraim to the house of MiI Jer. 15. 15. and said, O Lord God, remember me, cah, tas he journeyed.
I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray 9 And Micah said unto him, Whence way.
go to sojourn where I may find a place.
middle pillars upon which the house stood, with me, 'and be unto me a father and i ch. 18. 19. leone here and || on which it was borne up, of the one a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels jobs, tad
with his right hand, and of the other with of silver by the year, and ll ta suit of leaders his left.
apparel, and thy victuals. So the Levite + Hleb, an
priest, and was in the house of Micah.
of his father came down, and took him, the Lord will do me good, seeing I have
heritance. 3 At the house of Micah they
consult with Jonathan, and are encouraged 1 of the money that Micah first stole, then
in their way. 7 They search Laish, and restored, his mother maketh images, 5 and
bring back news of good hope. 11 Sir hurthe, ornaments for them. 7 He hireth a Le
dred men are sent to surprize it. 14 In the
way they rob Micah of his priest and his
and call it Dan. 30 They set up idola-
hood. eleven hundred shekels of silver that were Nothose days there was no king in cir. 19 taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, of the Danites sought them an inheritance bJasil. 19.
behold, the silver is with me; I took it. to dwell in; for unto that day all their Gez! 1.9. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of inheritance had not fallen unto them the LORD, my son.
among the tribes of Israel. 3 And when he had restored the eleven 2 And the children of Dan sent of hundred shekels of silver to his mother, their family five men from their coasts, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated tmen of valour, from Zorah, and from + Heb. soms.
the silver unto the Lord from my hand Eshtaol, ato spy out the land, and to a Nunib. is. 4. Exod. for my son, to make a graven image and search it; and they said unto them, Go, 17. Josh. 2.1.
a molten image: now therefore I will research the land: who when they came to
mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah,
dred shekels of silver, and gave them to Micah, they knew the voice of the young
image and a molten image: and they were ther, and said unto him, who brought d ch.8.-27. in the house of Micah.
thee hither? and what makest thou in 5 And the man Micah had an house this place? and what hast thou here? The hilled of gods, and made an 4 ephod, and tera 4 And he said unto them, Thus and Exod. 29.9. phim, and consecrated one of his sons, thus dealeth Micah with me, and hath Kingo 13. who became his priest.
f hired me, and I am his priest.
lluth 3. 10.
e ch. 17.1.
e Geu.31.19, 39. Hus. 3.4.
feh. 17. je
last you be prosperous.
Hor f. 12.
Narab. 13. 3. Josh. 2. J, 24
thered toge ther.
Micah robbed by the Danites.
The Danites take Laish. 5 And they said unto him, Ask coun- and the teraphim, and the molten image. c Beforest cir. boa sel, we pray thee, "of God, that we may Then said the priest unto them, What sa Kinga na know whether our way which we go shall do ye?
19 And they said unto him, Hold thy 6 And the priest said unto them, 'Go peace, o lay thine hand upon thy mouth, k dobili i Kinga in peace: before the LORD is your way and go with us, and be to us a father and 4. Prov. 3o: wherein ye go.
a priest: is it better for thee to be a priest 16. 7 Then the five men departed, and unto the house of one man, or that thou e ch. 17. 10 Johan came to Laish, and saw the people that be a priest unto a tribe and a family in E:
were therein, 'how they dwelt careless, Israel?
in any thing; and they were far from the of the people.
put the little ones and the cattle and the
9 And they said, Arise, that we may were in the houses near to Micah's house
land, and, behold, it is very good: and are children of Dan. o Kings 22 ye still? be not slothful to go, and to 23 And they cried unto the children enter to possess the land.
of Dan. And they turned their faces, and 10 When ye go, ye shall come unto a said unto Micah, What aileth thee, f that intelor that prep. 7,77. people secure, and to a large land: for thou comest with such a company?' 4 Deut. 8.9. God hath given it into your hands; 'a 24 And he said, Ye have taken away
place where there is no want of any thing my gods which I made, and the priest,
and ye are gone away: and what have Í
and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men 25 And the children of Dan said unto * Heb. gird- t appointed with weapons of war. him, Let not thy voice be heard among
12 And they went up, and pitched in us, lest tangry fellows run upon thee, to the bitter Josk 15 "Kirjath-jearim, in Judah : wherefore and thou lose thy life, with the lives of 2 Sam. 17. 8. s ca. 13 * they called that place 'Mahaneh-dan un- thy houshold.
to this day: behold, it is behind Kirjath 26 And the children of Dan went their
way: and when Micah saw that they were
27 4 And they took the things which • Sam. 14 14 "Then answered the five men Micah had made, and the priest which
that went to spy out the country of Laish, he had, and came unto Laish, unto a
and said unto their brethren, Do ye know people that were at quiet and secure : 2 st.17.5 that there is in these houses an ephod, and they smote them with the edge of Josh. 19.
and teraphim, and a graven image, and a the sword, and burnt the city with fire.
it was 'far from Zidon, and they had no
Levite, even unto the house of Micah, and they built a city, and dwelt therein. Heta arist + saluted him.
29 And they called the name of the b Josh. 19 16 And the six hundred men ap- city 'Dan, after the name of Dan their i Gen. 14. 14. pointed with their weapons of war, which father, who was born unto Israel : how-Kingdi were of the children of Dan, stood by the beit the name of the city was Laish at 7. 30.& 15. entering of the gate.
the first. : ver. 2, 14 17 And " the five men that went to spy 30 | And the children of Dan set up
out the land went up, and came in thither, the graven image: and Jonathan, the son de 15-65 and took the graven image, and the of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and
ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan
gra18 And these went into Micah's house, ven image, which he made, all the time ! Josh. 18. and fetched the carved image, the ephod, that the house of God was in Shiloh,
d ver. 7, 10.
f ver. 7.
3, 10, 11. Ps. 78. 60, 61.
& 21, 12
Before CHRIST cir. 1906.
63. ch. I. 21
f Josh. 18. 28.
a ch. 17. 6. & 18. 1. & 21. 95.
& Josh. 18. 25
man & concubine, or, e wife A CON cubine
and four months.
heart. Gen. 34. 3.
The Levite and his concubine
entertained by an old man. CHAP. XIX.
day was far spent; and the servant said
unto his master, Come, I pray thee, and
a stranger, that is not of the children of
13 And he said unto his servant, Come,
ing on the side of mount Ephraim, who places to lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in + Heb. a wo- took to him ta concubine out of Beth & Ramah. lehem-judah.
14 And they passed on and went their 2 And his concubine played the whore way; and the sun went down upon them b ch. 17.7. against him, and went away from him when they were by Gibeah, which belong
unto her father's house to Beth-lehem- eth to Benjamin. Orya year judah, and was there || + four whole 15 And they turned aside thither, to months.
go in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when Heb. dant
3 And her husband arose, and went he went in, he sat him down in a street of Heb. to her after her, to speak † friendly unto her, the city: for there was no man that "took bebas
and to bring her again, having his servant them into his house to lodging.
and he sojourned in Gibeah: but the men
the city: and the old man said, Whither
toComfort thine heart a morsel of I: and I went to Beth-lehem-judah, but cGen. 18. 5. bread, and afterward go your way. I am now going to the house of the Lord; k Josh. 18.
6 And they sat down, and did eat and and there is no man that treceiveth me e drink both of them together: for the to house. damsel's father had said unto the man, 19 Yet there is both straw and pro- thereth ver. Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all vender for our asses; and there is bread night, and let thine heart be merry. and wine also for me and for thy hand
7 And when the man rose up to de- maid, and for the young man which is with part, his father in law urged him: there thy servants: there is no want of any fore he lodged there again.
thing. 8 And he arose early in the morning 20 And the old man said, 'Peace be 1 Gen. 3-3 on the fifth day to depart: and the dam- with thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie
sel's father said, Comfort thine heart, I upon me; "only lodge not in the street. 1, Hçb. till pray thee. And they tarried tuntil af 21 "So he brought him into his house,
ternoon, and they did eat both of them. and gave provender unto the asses: and 2 & 43
9 And when the man rose up to de- they washed their feet, and did eat and John 153 part, he, and his concubine, and his serv drink. ant, his father in law, the damsel's fa 22 | Now as they were making their ther, said unto him, Behold, now the day hearts merry, behold, Pthe men of the 19.4
+ draweth toward evening, I pray you city, certain sons of Belial, beset the Hose as + Heb. it is tarry all night: behold, t the day groweth house round about, and beat at the door, q Deut. 13. the prochaines to an end, lodge here, that thine heart and spake to the master of the house, the 13
may be merry; and to morrow get you old man, saying, "Bring forth the man kan
early on your way, that thou mayest go that came into thine house, that we may . * Heb.to thy thome.
know him. 10 But the man would not tarry that 23 And 'the man, the master of the Geu. 19% night, but he rose up and departed, and house, went out unto them, and said
came tover against a Jebus, which is Je- unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray a Josh. 18. rusalem; and there were with him two you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this
asses saddled, his concubine also was man is come into mine house, do not i San. 13with him.
this folly. 11 And when they were by Jebus, the 24. "Behold here is my daughter a Gen. 19%
+ Heb. strengthen.
1. ch. 18 31.
1Sam. 1. 3,7 + Heb ge
n Gente 2. n Gen. 94
o Gen. 1.4
+ Heb.is weak.
+ llel. to er against.