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2 Now there was a certain man from cZorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had no children. 3 And the dAngel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Indeed now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. 4 Now therefore, please be careful enot to drink wine or similar drink, and not to eat anything unclean. 5 For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. And no frazor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be ga Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall hbegin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.”
6 So the woman came and told her husband, saying, i“A Man of God came to me, and His jcountenance 1was like the countenance of the Angel of God, very awesome; but I kdid not ask Him where He was from, and He did not tell me His name. 7 And He said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. Now drink no wine or similar drink, nor eat anything unclean, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’ ”
9 And God listened to the voice of Manoah, and the Angel of God came to the woman again as she was sitting in the field; but Manoah her husband was not with her. 10 Then the woman ran in haste and told her husband, and said to him, “Look, the Man who came to me the other day has just now appeared to me!”
And He said, “I am.”
13 So the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Of all that I said to the woman let her be careful. 14 She may not eat anything that comes from the vine, lnor may she drink wine or similar drink, nor eat anything unclean. All that I commanded her let her observe.”
15 Then Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord, “Please mlet us detain You, and we will prepare a young goat for You.”
16 And the Angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Though you detain Me, I will not eat your food. But if you offer a burnt offering, you must offer it to the Lord.” (For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the Lord.)
18 And the Angel of the Lord said to him, n“Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?”
19 So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering, oand offered it upon the rock to the Lord. And He did a wondrous thing while Manoah and his wife looked on—20 it happened as the flame went up toward heaven from the altar—the Angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar! When Manoah and his wife saw this, they pfell on their faces to the ground. 21 When the Angel of the Lord appeared no more to Manoah and his wife, qthen Manoah knew that He was the Angel of the Lord.
22 And Manoah said to his wife, r“We shall surely die, because we have seen God!”
23 But his wife said to him, “If the Lord had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have told us such things as these at this time.”
24 So the woman bore a son and called his name sSamson; and tthe child grew, and the Lord blessed him. 25 uAnd the Spirit of the Lord began to move upon him at 2Mahaneh Dan vbetween Zorah and wEshtaol.
14 Now Samson went down ato Timnah, and bsaw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, “I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, cget her for me as a wife.”
And Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for 1she pleases me well.”
Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. 6 And hthe Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
7 Then he went down and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well. 8 After some time, when he returned to get her, he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion. And behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the carcass of the lion. 9 He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the icarcass of the lion.
12 Then Samson said to them, “Let me jpose a riddle to you. If you can correctly solve and explain it to me kwithin the seven days of the feast, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty lchanges of clothing. 13 But if you cannot explain it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing.”
And they said to him, m“Pose your riddle, that we may hear it.”
“Out of the eater came something to eat,
And out of the strong came something sweet.”
Now for three days they could not explain the riddle.
15 But it came to pass on the 2seventh day that they said to Samson’s wife, n“Entice your husband, that he may explain the riddle to us, oor else we will burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you invited us in order to take what is ours? Is that not so?”
16 Then Samson’s wife wept on him, and said, p“You only hate me! You do not love me! You have posed a riddle to the sons of my people, but you have not explained it to me.”
And he said to her, “Look, I have not explained it to my father or my mother; so should I explain it to you?” 17 Now she had wept on him the seven days while their feast lasted. And it happened on the seventh day that he told her, because she pressed him so much. Then she explained the riddle to the sons of her people. 18 So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down:
“What is sweeter than honey?
And what is stronger than a lion?”
And he said to them:
“If you had not plowed with my heifer,
You would not have solved my riddle!”
19 Then qthe Spirit of the Lord came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of their men, took their apparel, and gave the changes of clothing to those who had explained the riddle. So his anger was aroused, and he went back up to his father’s house. 20 And Samson’s wife rwas given to his companion, who had been shis best man.
15 After a while, in the time of wheat harvest, it happened that Samson visited his wife with a ayoung goat. And he said, “Let me go in to my wife, into her room.” But her father would not permit him to go in.
2 Her father said, “I really thought that you thoroughly bhated her; therefore I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister better than she? Please, take her instead.”
3 And Samson said to them, “This time I shall be blameless regarding the Philistines if I harm them!” 4 Then Samson went and caught three hundred foxes; and he took torches, turned the foxes tail to tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails. 5 When he had set the torches on fire, he let the foxes go into the standing grain of the Philistines, and burned up both the shocks and the standing grain, as well as the vineyards and olive groves.
And they answered, “Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he has taken his wife and given her to his companion.” cSo the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire.
7 Samson said to them, “Since you would do a thing like this, I will surely take revenge on you, and after that I will cease.” 8 So he attacked them hip and thigh with a great slaughter; then he went down and dwelt in the cleft of the rock of dEtam.
9 Now the Philistines went up, encamped in Judah, and deployed themselves eagainst Lehi. 10 And the men of Judah said, “Why have you come up against us?”
So they answered, “We have come up to 1arrest Samson, to do to him as he has done to us.”
11 Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines frule over us? What is this you have done to us?”
And he said to them, “As they did to me, so I have done to them.”
Then Samson said to them, “Swear to me that you will not kill me yourselves.”
13 So they spoke to him, saying, “No, but we will tie you securely and deliver you into their hand; but we will surely not kill you.” And they bound him with two gnew ropes and brought him up from the rock.
14 When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting against him. Then hthe Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him; and the ropes that were on his arms became like flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds 2broke loose from his hands. 15 He found a fresh jawbone of
Lit. Camp of Dan, Judg. 18:12
Lit. she is right in my eyes
So with MT, Tg., Vg.; LXX, Syr. fourth
Lit. were melted
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