Samson and Delilah1Samson went to aGaza, and there he saw a prostitute, and he went in to her. 2The Gazites were told, “Samson has come here.” And they bsurrounded the place and set an ambush for him all night at the gate of the city. They kept quiet all night, saying, “Let us wait till the light of the morning; then we will kill him.” 3But Samson lay till midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and pulled them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that is in front of Hebron.
4After this he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. 5And cthe lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, d“Seduce him, and see where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to ehumble him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”
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