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Judges 13:2-10 (New International Version)

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2 A certain man of Zorah,1 named Manoah,2 from the clan of the Danites,3 had a wife who was sterile and remained childless.4 3 The angel of the LORD 5 appeared to her6 and said, "You are sterile and childless, but you are going to conceive and have a son.7 4 Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink8 and that you do not eat anything unclean,9 5 because you will conceive and give birth to a son.10 No razor11 may be used on his head, because the boy is to be a Nazirite,12 set apart to God from birth, and he will begin13 the deliverance of Israel from the hands of the Philistines." 6 Then the woman went to her husband and told him, "A man of God14 came to me. He looked like an angel of God,15 very awesome.16 I didn't ask him where he came from, and he didn't tell me his name. 7 But he said to me, 'You will conceive and give birth to a son. Now then, drink no wine17 or other fermented drink18 and do not eat anything unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite of God from birth until the day of his death.19' " 8 Then Manoah20 prayed to the LORD: "O LORD, I beg you, let the man of God21 you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born." 9 God heard Manoah, and the angel of God came again to the woman while she was out in the field; but her husband Manoah was not with her. 10 The woman hurried to tell her husband, "He's here! The man who appeared to me22 the other day!"
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