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Samson is bound with New Ropes. Delilah tries to elicit the Secret of his Strength come down to bind thee, that we hither. And they compassed him may deliver thee into the hand of in, and laid wait for him all night in the Philistines. And Samson said the gate of the city, and were quiet unto them, Swear unto me, that ye all the night, saying, 8 Let be till will not fall upon me yourselves. morning light, then we will kill him. 13 And they spake unto him, say- | 3 And Samson lay till midnight, ing, No; but we will bind thee fast, and arose at midnight, and laid hold and deliver thee into their hand : of the doors of the gate of the city, but surely we will not kill thee. and the two posts, and plucked them And they bound him with two new up, bar and all, and put them upon ropes, and brought him up from the his shoulders, and carried them up rock.

to the top of the mountain that is 14. When he came unto Lehi, the before Hebron. Philistines shouted as they met him : 4 And it came to pass afterward, and the Spirit of Jehovah came that he loved a woman in the valley mightily upon him, and the ropes of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. that were upon his arms became as 5 And the lords of the Philistines fax that was burnt with fire, and came up unto her, and said unto his bands Idropped from off his her, Entice him, and see wherein his hands. 15 And he found a fresh great strength lieth, and by what jawbone of an ass, and put forth his means we may prevail against him, hand, and took it, and smote a thou- that we may bind him to 10 afflict sand men therewith. 16 And Sam-him: and we will give thee every son said,

one of us eleven hundred pieces of With the jawbone of an ass, silver. 6 And Delilah said to Sam2 heaps upon heaps,

son, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein With the jawbone of an ass have thy great strength lieth, and where

I smitten a thousand men. with thou mightest be bound to 17 And it came to pass, when he afflict thee. 7 And Samson said had made an end of speaking, that unto her, If they bind me with he cast away the jawbone out of his seven green withes that were hand; and 3 that place was called never dried, then shall I become Ramath-lehi. 18 And he was sore weak, and be as another man. 8 athirst, and called on Jehovah, and Then the lords of the Philistines said, Thou hast given this great de- brought up to her seven green liverance by the hand of thy servant; withes which had not been dried, and now shall I die for thirst, and and she bound him with them. 9 fall into the hand of the uncircum- Now she had liers-in-wait abiding cised. 19 But God clave the hollow in the inner chamber. And she place that is in 5 Lehi, and there said unto him, The Philistines are came water thereout; and when he upon thee, Samson. And he brake had drunk, his spirit came again, the withes, as a string of tow is and he revived: wherefore 6 the name broken when

it 12 toucheth the fire. thereof was called 7 En-bakkore, So his strength was not known. which is in Lehi, unto this day. 20 10 And Delilah said unto Samson, And he judged Israel in the

days of Behold, thou hast mocked me, and

told me lies : now tell me, I pray And Samson went to Gaza, thee, wherewith thou mightest be Went in unto her. 2 And it was told they only bind me with new ropes the Gazites, saying, Samson is come wherewith no work hath been done,

then shall I become weak, and be as another man. 12 So Delilah tool

8 Or, When (or, Before, the morning is light 9 Or, by the brook 11 Or, new borstrings 10 Or, humble

12 Heb. smelleth.


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the Philistines twenty years.

Heb. were melted. 2 Heb. heap, two heaps.
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That is, The hill of the jawbone.
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Or, he called the name thereof
* That is, The spring of him that called.

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Samson is betrayed by Delilah. He is mocked, but is avenged in his Death new ropes, and bound him

therewith, | And the Philistines laid hold on and said unto him, The Philistines him, and put out his eyes; and they are upon thee, Samson. And the brought him down to Gaza, and liers-in-wait were abiding in the bound him with fetters of brass; and inner chamber. And he brake them he did grind in the prison-house. 22 from off his arms like a thread. Howbeit the hair of his head began

13 And Delilah said unto Samson, to grow again after he was shaven. Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and 23 And the lords of the Philistines told me lies: tell me wherewith thou gathered them together to offer a mightest be bound. And he said great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, unto her, If thou weavest the seven and to rejoice; for they said, Our locks of my head with the web. 14 god hath delivered Samson our And she fastened it with the pin, enemy into our hand. 24 And when and said unto him, The Philistines the people saw him, they praised

pri are upon thee, Samson. And he their god; for they said, Our god awaked out of his sleep, and plucked hath delivered into our hand our away the pin of the beam; and the enemy, and the destroyer of our web.

country, who hath slain many of us. 15 And she said unto him, How 25 And it came to pass, when their canst thou say, I love thee, when hearts were merry, that they said, thy heart is not with me? thou hast Call for Samson, that he may make mocked me these three times, and us sport. And they called for Samhast not told me wherein thy great | son out of the prison-house; and he strength lieth. 16 And it came to made sport before them. And they pass, when she pressed him daily set him between the pillars : 26 and with her words, and urged him, that Samson said unto the lad that held his soul was vexed unto death. 17 him by the hand, Suffer me that I And he told her all his heart, and may feel the pillars whereupon the said unto her, There hath not come house resteth, that I may lean upon a razor upon my head ; for I have them. 27 Now the house was full been a Nazirite unto God from my of men and women; and all the mother's womb: if I be shaven, then lords of the Philistines were there; my strength will go from me, and I and there were upon the roof about shall become weak, and be like any three thousand men and women, other man.

that beheld while Samson made 18 And when Delilah saw that he sport. had told her all his heart, she sent 28 And Samson called unto Jeand called for the lords of the Phi- hovah, and said, O Lord Jehovah, listines, saying, Come up this once, remember me, I pray thee, and for 1 he hath told me all his heart. strengthen me, I pray thee, only Then the lords of the Philistines this once, O God, that I may be

he came up unto her, and brought the at once avenged of the Philistines money in their hand. 19 And she for my two eyes. 29 And Samson made him sleep upon her knees; took hold of the two middle pillars and she called for <a man, and upon which the house rested, and shaved off the seven locks of his leaned upon them, the one with his head; and she began to afflict him, right hand, and the other with his and his strength went from him. left. 30 And Samson said, Let me 20 And she said, The Philistines are die with the Philistines. And he upon thee, Samson. And he awoke bowed himself with all his might; out of his sleep, and said, I will go and the house fell upon the lords, out as at other times, and shake my- and upon all the people that were self free. But he knew not that Je- therein. So the dead that he slew hovah was departed from him. 21 | at his death were more than they cording to another reading, he had

that he slew in his life. 31 Then his 2 Or, the men

3 Or, be avenged ... for one of my two eyes 284

badired pieces of silver to nos stars and his mother said, tri delicate the silver unto of at a graven image and a val

age: now therefore I will tai di into thee. 4 And when sea and the money unto his Go ali mother took two

hundred to farver

, and gave them to the the anto made thereof a graven 3 was house of Micah. 5 And yo a Micah hada house of gods, tu hele an ephod, and teraphim, hi * serated one of his sons, w "stat his priest. 6 In those an

king in Israel: he then did that which was right ha

setem-judah, of the family h disho was a Levite; and he til there. 8 And the man o

cut of the city, out of p. mano-judah, to sojoum where and a place; and he came is suntry of Ephraim to are di Micah, as he journeyed. a Virah said unto him, Whence

And he said unto him, Lerite of Bethlehem-judah, e do sojourn where I may find * W And Micah said unto Seard a priest, and I will give

Both 30, God
e nelested Heb. killed the hand of.


Micah and his Idols. The Danites seek an Inheritance. Spies explore the Land brethren and all the house of his/ thee ten pieces of silver by the year, father came down, and took him, and a suit of apparel, and thy and brought him up, and buried victuals. So the Levite went in. him between Zorah and Eshtaol in 11 And the Levite was content to the burying place of Manoah his dwell with the man; and the young father. And he judged Israel twenty man was unto him as one of his sons. years.

12 And Micah consecrated the Le17

And there was a man of vite, and the young man became his

the hill-country of Ephraim, priest, and was in the house of whose name was Micah. 2 And he Micah. 13 Then said Micah, Now said unto his mother, The eleven know I that Jehovah will do me hundred pieces of silver that were good, seeing I have a Levite to my taken from thee, about which thou priest. sidste uitter la curse, and didst alle 18 in those

days there was no silver is with me; I took it. And days the tribe of the Danites sought his mother said, Blessed be my son them an inheritance to dwell in; for of Jehovah. 3 And he restored the unto that day their inheritance had eleven hundred pieces of silver to not fallen unto them among the his mother; and his mother said, tribes of Israel. 2 And the children I verily 2 dedicate the silver unto of Dan sent of their family five men Jehovah from my hand for my son, from their whole number, men of to make a graven image and a valor, from Zorah, and from Eshmolten image: now therefore I will taol, to spy out the land, and to restore it unto thee. 4 And when search it; and they said unto them, he restored the money unto his Go, search the land. And they came mother, his mother took two hundred to the hill-country of Ephraim, unto pieces of silver, and gave them to the the house of Micah, and lodged there. founder, who made thereof a graven 3 When they were by the house of image and a molten image: and it Micah, they knew the voice of the was in the house of Micah. 5 And young man the Levite; and they the man Micah had a house of 3 gods, turned aside thither, and said unto and he made an ephod, and teraphim, him, Who brought thee hither? and and consecrated one of his sons, what doest thou in this place? who became his priest. 6 In those and what hast thou here? 4 And days there was no king in Israel : he said

unto them, Thus and thus every man did that which was right bath Micah dealt with me, and in his own eyes.

he hath hired me, and I am become 7 And there was a young man out his priest. 5 And they said unto of Beth-lehem-judah, of the family him, Ask counsel, we pray thee, of of Judah, who was a Levite; and he God, that we may know whether sojourned there. 8 And the man our way which we go shall be prosdeparted out of the city, out of perous. 6 And the priest said unto Beth-lehem-judah, to sojourn where them, Go in peace : before Jehovah he could find a place; and he came is your way wherein ye go. to the hill-country of Ephraim to

Ť Then the five men departed, the house of Micah, as he journeyed. and came to Laish, and saw the 9 And Micah said unto him, Whence people that were therein, how they comest thou? And he said unto him, dwelt in security, after the manner I am a Levite of Beth-lehem-judah, of the Sidonians, qạiet and secure; and I go to sojourn where I may find for there was none in the land, pos4. place. 10 And Micah said unto sessing 5 authority, 6 that might put him, Dwell with me, and be unto me them to shame in anything, and they a father and a priest, and I will give were far from the Sidonians, and had 10r, an adjuration

5 Heb. power of restraint. 2 Or, had dedicated 4 Heb. filled the hand of.

6 Or, that might do any hurt

8 Or, God

came to pass on the w

time, he rose up to de-11

What be merry. 7 And the

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JUDGE A Lerite goes to recove mai Laish at the first. I da

children of Dan set up bo spires the graven image; mi rohan, the son of Gershom, co

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18 they set them up all
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a hill country of Ephraim, it! i w him a concubine out of we te jedah. 2 And his con- d! eleted the harlot against hi di Terat away from him unto th ters house to Beth-lehem- va


The Danites take Vicah's Priest and Images. They capture Laish no dealings with any man. 8 And lay thy hand upon thy mouth, and they came unto their brethren to go with us, and be to us a father Zorah and Eshtaol: and their breth- and a priest: is it better for thee to ren said unto them, What say ye? be priest unto the house of one man, 9 And they said, Arise, and let us or to be priest unto a tribe and a go up against them for we have family in Israel ? 20 And the priest's seen the land, and, behold, it is very heart was glad, and he took the good : and are ye still? be not sloth- ephod, and the teraphim, and the ful to go and to enter in to possess graven image, and went in the midst the land. 10 When ye go, ye shall of the people. come unto a people secure, and the 21 So they turned and departed, land is large; for God hath given it and put the little ones and the catinto your hand, a place where there tle and the goods before them. is no want of anything that is in the 22 When they were a good way earth.

from the house of Micah, the men 11 And there set forth from thence that were in the houses near to of the family of the Danites, out of Micah's house were gathered toZorah and out of Eshtaol, six hun- gether, and overtook the children dred men girt with weapons of war, of Dan. 23 And_they cried unto 12 And they went up, and encamped the children of Dan. And they in Kiriath-jearim, in Judah: where- turned their faces, and said unto fore they called that place Maha- Micah, What aileth thee, Ithat neh-dan unto this day; behold, it thou comest with such a company? is behind Kiriath-jearim. 13 And 24 And he said, Ye have taken they passed thence unto the hill-away my gods which I made, and country of Ephraim, and came unto the priest, and are gone away, and the house of Micah,

what have I more? and how then 14 Then answered the five men say ye unto me, What aileth thee? that went to spy out the country of 25° Ånd the children of Dan said Laish, and said unto their brethren, unto him, Let not thy voice he Do ye know that there is in these heard among us, lest 2 angry felhouses an ephod, and teraphim, and lows fall upon you, and thou lose a graven image, and a molten image? thy life, with the lives of thy housenow therefore consider what ye have hold. 26 And the children of Dan to do. 15 And they turned aside went their way: and when Micah thither, and came to the house of saw that they were too strong for the young man the Levite, even him, he turned and went back into unto the house of Micah, and asked his house. him of his welfare. 16 And the six 27 And they took that which hundred men girt with their weapons Micah had made, and the priest of war, who were of the children of whom he had, and came unto Laish, Dan, stood by the entrance of the unto a people quiet and secure, and gate. 17 And the five men that smote them with the edge of the went to spy out the land went up, sword; and they burnt the city and came in thither, and took the with fire. 28 And there was no graven image, and the ephod, and deliverer, because it was far from the teraphim, and the molten image: Sidon, and they had no dealings and the priest stood by the entrance with any man; and it was in the of the gate with the six hundred valley that lieth by Beth-rehob. men girt with weapons of war. And they built the city, and dwelt 18 And when these went into Mi- therein. 29 And they called the çah's house, and fetched the graven name of the city Dan, after the image, the ephod, and the teraphim, name of Dan their father, who was and the molten image, the priest said born unto Israel : howbeit the name to them, What do ye? 19 And

1 Heb. that thou art gathered together. said unto him, Hold thy peace, 2 Heb. bitter of soul.


ped me there the space of pr tents 3 And her husband th v rent after her, to speak i opro her, to bring her again, hi a servant with bim, and a ut Akses: and she brought th un her father's house; and pa e father oi the damsel saw sa mipaced to meet him. us s father-in-law, the dam- ar se, retained him; and be R within three days; so they w addrink, and lodged there.d s, that they arose early in nad the damsel's father said is s smin-law, Strengthen twith a morsel of bread, w they sat down, and did and the damsel's father


temand se shall go your y drink, both of them to the man, Be pleased, 1 et to tarry all night, and

up to depart; but his

bere again. 8 And he arose

and the damsel's Strengthen thy heart,

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A Levite goes to recover his Concubine of the city was Laish at the first. day declineth; and they did eat, 30 and the children of Dan set up both of them. 9 And when the for themselves the graven image; man rose up to depart, he, and his and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, concubine, and his servant, his fathe son of 1 Moses, he and his sons ther-in-law, the damsel's father, said were priests to the tribe of the Dan- unto him, Behold, now the day draw. ites until the day of the captivity of eth toward evening, I pray you tarry the land. 31 So they set them up all night: behold, the day groweth Micah's graven image which he to an end, lodge here, that thy heart made, all the time that the house may be merry; and to-morrow get of God was in Shiloh.

you early on your way, that thou 19

And it came to pass in those mayest go 3 home.

days, when there was no king 10 But the man would not tarry in Israel, that there was a certain that night, but he rose up and deLevite sojourning on the farther parted, and came over against Jebus side of the hill-country of Ephraim, (the same is Jerusalem): and there who took to him a concubine out of were with him a couple of asses sadBeth-lehem-judah. 2 And his con- dled; his concubine also was with cubine played the harlot against him. 11 When they were by Jebus, him, and went away from him unto the day was far spent; and the serher father's house to Beth-lehem- vant said unto his master, Come, I judah, and was there the space of pray thee, and let us

turn aside into four months. 3 And her husband this city of the Jebusites, and lodge arose, and went after her, to speak in it. 12 And his master said unto

kindly unto her, to bring her again, him, We will not turn aside into the
having his servant with him, and a city of a foreigner, 4 that is not of
couple of asses: and she brought the children of Israel ; but we will
him into her father's house ; and pass over to Gibeah. 13 And he
when the father of the damsel saw said unto his servant, Come and let
him, he rejoiced to meet him. us draw near to one of these places ;
4 And his father-in-law, the dam- and we will lodge in Gibeah, or in
sel's father, retained him; and he Ramah. 14 So they passed on and
abode with him three days: so they went their way; and the sun went
did eat and drink, and lodged there. down upon them near to Gibeah,
And it came to pass on the which belongeth to Benjamin. 15
fourth day, that they arose early in And they turned aside thither, to go
the morning, and he rose up to de- in to lodge in Gibeah : and he went
part: and the damsel's father said in, and sat him down in the street
unto his son-in-law, Strengthen of the city, for there was no man
thy heart with a morsel of bread, that took them into his house to
and afterward ye shall go your lodge.
way. 6 So they sat down, and did 16 And, behold, there came an
eat and drink, both of them to- old man from his work out of the
gether; and the damsel's father field at even : now the man was of
said unto the man, Be pleased, the hill-country of Ephraim, and he
pray thee, to tarry all night, and sojourned in Gibeah; but the men
let thy heart be merry. 7 And the of the place were Benjamites. 17
man rose up to depart; but his And he lifted up his eyes, and saw
father-in-law urged him, and he the wayfaring man in the street of
lodged there again. 8 And he arose the city; and the old man said,
çarly in the morning on the fifth Whither goest thou? and whence
day to depart; and the damsel's comest thou? 18 And he said unto
father said, Strengthen thy heart, him, We are passing from Beth-le
pray thee, and tarry ye until the

3 Heb. to thy tents.
1 Another reading is, Manasseh.

4 Or, where there are none of the children of Israel

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2 Heb. to her heart.

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