|Overview - Judges 15|
|1||Samson is denied his wife.|
|3||He burns the Philistines' corn with foxes and firebrands.|
|6||His wife and her father are burnt by the Philistines.|
|7||Samson smites them hip and thigh.|
|9||He is bound by the men of Judah, and delivered to the Philistines.|
|14||He kills them with a jawbone.|
|18||God makes the fountain En-hakkore for him in Lehi.|
Judges 15:19 (King James Version)
But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.
- the jaw
- or, Lehi.
- This reading is certainly preferable: it was in the place called Lehi where a spring was supernaturally opened.
- there came
- Isaiah 44:3
- his spirit
- Genesis 45:27 ; 1 Samuel 30:12 ; Isaiah 40:26
- Samson gave this expressive name to the miraculously springing water, to be as a memorial of the goodness of God to him. En-hakkore, the well of him that cried, which kept him in remembrance both of his own distress which caused him to cry, and the favour of Jehovah to him in answer to his cry. Many a spring of comfort God opens to his people, which may fitly be called by the name En-hakkore: and this instance of Samson's relief should encourage us to trust in God, for when he pleases he can open rivers in high places.
- Isaiah 41:17 Isaiah 41:18
- Samson at first gave the name of Ramath-lehi (the lifting up of the jaw-bone) which denoted him great and triumphant: but now he gives it another name, En-hakkore, which denotes him wanting and dependent.
- Genesis 16:13 , 22:14 28:19 30:30 Exodus 17:15 ; Psalms 34:6 ; 120:1