As the flame1 blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground.221
When the angel of the LORD did not show himself again to Manoah and his wife, Manoah realized3 that it was the angel of the LORD.
"We are doomed4 to die!" he said to his wife. "We have seen5 God!"
But his wife answered, "If the LORD had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and grain offering from our hands, nor shown us all these things or now told us this."624
The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson.7 He grew8 and the LORD blessed him,925
and the Spirit of the LORD began to stir10 him while he was in Mahaneh Dan,11 between Zorah and Eshtaol.