16:17 Finally he told her his secret.33 He said to her, “My hair has never been cut,34 for I have been dedicated to God35 from the time I was conceived.36 If my head37 were shaved, my strength would leave me; I would become weak, and be just like all other men.”
tn Heb “all his heart.”
tn Heb “a razor has not come upon my head.”
tn Or “set apart to God.” Traditionally the Hebrew term נָזִיר (nazir) has been translated “Nazirite.” The word is derived from the verb נָזַר (nazar, “to dedicate; to consecrate; to set apart”).
tn Heb “from the womb of my mother.”
tn Heb “I.” The referent has been made more specific in the translation (“my head”).