Judges 13:24-2524And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. a And the young man grew, and the Lord blessed him. 25 b And the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between c Zorah and Eshtaol.
Samson’s Marriage1 d Samson went down to e Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines. 2Then he came up and told his father and mother, “I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah. f Now get her for me as my wife.” 3But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among the daughters g of your relatives, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the h uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes.” 4His father and mother did not know that it was i from the Lord, for he was seeking an opportunity against the Philistines. j At that time the Philistines ruled over Israel.
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