While the flames were going up from the altar, Manoah and his wife saw the Lord's angel go up toward heaven in the flames. Manoah realized then that the man had been the Lord's angel, and he and his wife threw themselves face downward on the ground. They never saw the angel again.
Manoah said to his wife, "We are sure to die, because we have seen God!"
But his wife answered, "If the Lord had wanted to kill us, he would not have accepted our offerings; he would not have shown us all this or told us such things at this time."
The woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The child grew and the Lord blessed him.
And the Lord's power began to strengthen him while he was between Zorah and Eshtaol in the Camp of Dan.