Judges 15


Samson is Denied His Wife

And it came to pass after some days, at the days [2harvest 1of the wheat], that Samson visited his wife, carrying a kid of the goats. And he said, I shall enter to my wife into the bedroom. But [2would not 3grant 4him 1her father] to enter. And [2said 1her father], In saying, I said that, By detesting you detested her; and I gave her to your companion. [3not 1Behold 6sister 4her 5younger 7better 8than she 2is]? Let her be to you instead of her!

Samson Burns the Fields of the Philistines

And [2said 3to him 1Samson], I am innocent this once concerning the Philistines, that I myself should do [2with 3you 1evils]. And Samson went and seized three hundred foxes, and took lamps, and tied together tail to tail, and put [2lamp 1one] between the two tails, and guided them. And he kindled fire in the lamps, and he sent them out in the ears of corn of the Philistines. And he burned the ears of corn from the threshing-floor, and unto [2ears of corn 1the straight standing], and unto the vineyard, and olive orchards. And [3said 1the 2Philistines], Who did these things? And they said, Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took his wife, and he gave her to his male companion. And [3ascended up 1the 2Philistines] and burnt her and the house of her father by fire. And [2said 3to them 1Samson], Since you should do thus, I shall not think well, but [2my vengeance 3against 5one 4each 6of you 1I will execute]. And he struck them leg on thigh [2beating 1with a great]. And he went down and sat at the hole in the rock of Etam. And [3ascended 1the 2Philistines] and camped in Judah, and cast forth about Lehi. 10 And [4said 5to them 1every 2man 3of Judah], Why have you ascended against us? And [3said 1the 2Philistines], [2to tie up 3Samson 1We ascended], and to do to him in which manner he did to us. 11 And [5went down 1three thousand 2men 3of 4Judah] unto the hole in the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, Do you not behold that [3dominate 1the 2Philistines] us? Then why [2these things 1did you do] to us? And [2said 3to them 1Samson], In which manner they did to me, so I did to them. 12 And they said to him, [2to tie 3you 1We came down], to deliver you up into the hands of the Philistines. And [2said 3to them 1Samson], Swear to me by an oath to not kill me yourselves, that lest at any time you should meet up with me yourselves. 13 And they swore by an oath to him, saying, No, but only by a bond will we tie you, for we should deliver you up into their hands; but to death we will not kill you. And they tied him with two [2ropes 1new], and bore him from the rock. 14 And he came unto Jaw, and the Philistines shouted and ran to meet him. And [3straightened 4upon 5him 1spirit 2of the  lord], and [5became 1the 2ropes 3in 4his arms] as hemp when [2smells 1fire], and [3melted away 1the 2bonds] from his arms.

Samson Strikes with the Jawbone of a Donkey

15 And he found a jaw bone of a donkey having been tossed. And he stretched out his hand, and took it, and struck with it a thousand men. 16 And Samson said, By the jaw bone of a donkey, in wiping away, I wiped them away, for by the jaw bone of the donkey I struck a thousand men. 17 And it came to pass when he finished speaking, that he tossed the jaw bone from his hand, and he called that place, Removal of the Jaw. 18 And he thirsted exceedingly, and he yelled to the  lord, and said, You gave by the hand of your servant [3deliverance 2great 1this], and now shall I die in thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? 19 And God opened the gash, the one in Jaw, and there came forth from out of it waters, and he drank, and [2was restored 1his spirit], and he lived. Because of this [2is called 1its name], Spring of the Calling Upon, which is in Jaw until this day. 20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
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