Then wentH3212 SamsonH8123 to Gaza,H5804 and sawH7200 thereH8033 an harlot,H2181 and wentH935 in to her.
And it was told the Gazites,H5841 saying,H559 SamsonH8123 is comeH935 here. And they compassedH5437 him in, and laid waitH693 for him allH3605 nightH3915 in the gateH8179 of the city,H5892 and were quietH2790 allH3605 the night,H3915 saying,H559 In the morning,H1242 whenH5704 it is day,H1242 we shall killH2026 him.
And SamsonH8123 layH7901 tillH5704 midnight,H2677 H3915 and aroseH6965 at midnight,H2677 H3915 and tookH270 the doorsH1817 of the gateH8179 of the city,H5892 and the twoH8147 posts,H4201 and wentH5265 awayH5265 with them, barH1280 and all,H5973 and putH7760 them on his shoulders,H3802 and carriedH5927 them up to the topH7218 of an hillH2022 that is beforeH5921 H6440 Hebron.H2275
And it cameH1961 to pass afterward,H310 H3651 that he lovedH157 a womanH802 in the valleyH5158 of Sorek,H7796 whose nameH8034 was Delilah.H1807
And the lordsH5633 of the PhilistinesH6430 cameH5927 up to her, and saidH559 to her, EnticeH6601 him, and seeH7200 whereinH4100 his greatH1419 strengthH3581 lies, and by whatH4100 means we may prevailH3201 against him, that we may bindH631 him to afflictH6031 him; and we will giveH5414 you everyH376 oneH376 of us elevenH505 H3967 hundredH3967 pieces of silver.H3701
And DelilahH1807 saidH559 to Samson,H8123 TellH5046 me, I prayH4994 you, whereinH4100 your greatH1419 strengthH3581 lies, and with whichH4100 you might be boundH631 to afflictH6031 you.
And SamsonH8123 saidH559 to her, IfH518 they bindH631 me with sevenH7651 greenH3892 thongsH3499 that were neverH3808 dried,H2717 then shall I be weak,H2470 and be as anotherH259 man.H120
Then the lordsH5633 of the PhilistinesH6430 broughtH5927 up to her sevenH7651 greenH3892 thongsH3499 whichH834 had not been dried,H2717 and she boundH631 him with them.
Now there were men lying in wait,H693 abidingH3427 with her in the chamber.H2315 And she saidH559 to him, The PhilistinesH6430 be on you, Samson.H8123 And he brokeH5423 the thongs,H3499 as a threadH6616 of wickH5296 is brokenH5423 when it touchesH7306 the fire.H784 So his strengthH3581 was not known.H3045
And DelilahH1807 saidH559 to Samson,H8123 Behold,H2009 you have mockedH2048 me, and toldH1696 me lies:H3576 nowH6258 tellH5046 me, I prayH4994 you, with whichH4100 you might be bound.H631
And he saidH559 to her, IfH518 they bindH631 me fast with newH2319 ropesH5688 that neverH3808 were occupied,H6213 H4399 then shall I be weak,H2470 and be as anotherH259 man.H120
DelilahH1807 therefore tookH3947 newH2319 ropes,H5688 and boundH631 him therewith, and saidH559 to him, The PhilistinesH6430 be on you, Samson.H8123 And there were liers in waitH693 abidingH3427 in the chamber.H2315 And he brokeH5423 them from offH5921 his armsH2220 like a thread.H2339
And DelilahH1807 saidH559 to Samson,H8123 Till nowH5704 H2008 you have mockedH2048 me, and toldH1696 me lies:H3576 tellH5046 me with whichH4100 you might be bound.H631 And he saidH559 to her, IfH518 you weaveH707 the sevenH7651 locksH4253 of my headH7218 with the web.H4545
And she fastenedH8628 it with the pin,H3489 and saidH559 to him, The PhilistinesH6430 be on you, Samson.H8123 And he awakedH3364 out of his sleep,H8142 and wentH5265 awayH5265 with the pinH3489 of the beam,H708 and with the web.H4545
And she saidH559 to him, HowH349 can you say,H559 I loveH157 you, when your heartH3820 is not with me? you have mockedH2048 me theseH2088 threeH7969 times,H6471 and have not toldH5046 me whereinH4100 your greatH1419 strengthH3581 lies.
And it cameH1961 to pass, whenH3588 she pressedH6693 him dailyH3117 with her words,H1697 and urgedH509 him, so that his soulH5315 was vexedH7114 to death;H4191
That he toldH5046 her allH3605 his heart,H3820 and saidH559 to her, There has not comeH5927 a razorH4177 on my head;H7218 for I have been a NazariteH5139 to GodH430 from my mother'sH517 womb:H990 ifH518 I be shaven,H1548 then my strengthH3581 will goH5493 from me, and I shall becomeH2470 weak,H2470 and be like anyH3605 other man.H120
And when DelilahH1807 sawH7200 that he had toldH5046 her allH3605 his heart,H3820 she sentH7971 and calledH7121 for the lordsH5633 of the Philistines,H6430 saying,H559 ComeH5927 up this once,H6471 for he has showedH5046 me allH3605 his heart.H3820 Then the lordsH5633 of the PhilistinesH6430 cameH5927 up to her, and broughtH5927 moneyH3701 in their hand.H3027
And she made him sleepH3462 on her knees;H1290 and she calledH7121 for a man,H376 and she caused him to shaveH1548 off the sevenH7651 locksH4253 of his head;H7218 and she beganH2490 to afflictH6031 him, and his strengthH3581 wentH5493 from him.
And she said,H559 The PhilistinesH6430 be on you, Samson.H8123 And he awokeH3364 out of his sleep,H8142 and said,H559 I will goH3318 out as at other timesH6471 before,H6471 and shakeH5287 myself. And he knewH3045 not that the LORDH3068 was departedH5493 from him.
But the PhilistinesH6430 tookH270 him, and putH5365 out his eyes,H5869 and broughtH3381 him downH3381 to Gaza,H5804 and boundH631 him with fettersH5178 of brass;H5178 and he did grindH2912 in the prisonH631 house.H1004
However, the hairH8181 of his headH7218 beganH2490 to growH6779 again afterH834 he was shaven.H1548
Then the lordsH5633 of the PhilistinesH6430 gatheredH6908 them together for to offerH2076 a greatH1419 sacrificeH2077 to DagonH1712 their god,H430 and to rejoice:H8057 for they said,H559 Our godH430 has deliveredH5414 SamsonH8123 our enemyH341 into our hand.H3027
And when the peopleH5971 sawH7200 him, they praisedH1984 their god:H430 for they said,H559 Our godH430 has deliveredH5414 into our handsH3027 our enemy,H341 and the destroyerH2717 of our country,H776 whichH834 slewH2491 manyH7235 of us.
And it cameH1961 to pass, whenH3588 their heartsH3820 were merry,H2896 that they said,H559 CallH7121 for Samson,H8123 that he may make us sport.H7832 And they calledH7121 for SamsonH8123 out of the prisonH631 house;H1004 and he made them sport:H6711 and they setH5975 him betweenH996 the pillars.H5982
And SamsonH8123 saidH559 to the ladH5288 that heldH2388 him by the hand,H3027 SufferH3240 me that I may feelH4184 the pillarsH5982 whereuponH834 H5921 the houseH1004 stands,H3559 that I may leanH8172 on them.
Now the houseH1004 was fullH4390 of menH582 and women;H802 and allH3605 the lordsH5633 of the PhilistinesH6430 were there;H8033 and there were on the roofH1406 about threeH7969 thousandH505 menH376 and women,H802 that beheldH7200 while SamsonH8123 made sport.H7832
And SamsonH8123 calledH7121 to the LORD,H3068 and said,H559 O LordH136 God,H3069 rememberH2142 me, I prayH4994 you, and strengthenH2388 me, I prayH4994 you, onlyH389 thisH2088 once,H6471 O God,H430 that I may be at once avengedH5358 of the PhilistinesH6430 for my twoH8147 eyes.H5869
And SamsonH8123 took holdH3943 of the twoH8147 middleH8432 pillarsH5982 on whichH834 the houseH1004 stood,H3559 and onH5921 which it was borneH5564 up, of the oneH259 with his rightH3225 hand,H3225 and of the otherH259 with his left.H8040
And SamsonH8123 said,H559 Let me dieH4191 with the Philistines.H6430 And he bowedH5186 himself with all his might;H3581 and the houseH1004 fellH5307 on the lords,H5633 and on allH3605 the peopleH5971 that were therein. So the deadH4191 whichH834 he slewH4191 at his deathH4194 were moreH7227 than they whichH834 he slewH4191 in his life.H2416
Then his brothersH251 and allH3605 the houseH1004 of his fatherH1 cameH3381 down,H3381 and tookH5375 him, and broughtH5927 him up, and buriedH6912 him betweenH996 ZorahH6881 and EshtaolH847 in the burial plotH6913 of ManoahH4495 his father.H1 And he judgedH8199 IsraelH3478 twentyH6242 years.H8141