Samson said to them, “This time I have a right to get even with the Philistines; I will really harm them.”
So he went out and caught three hundred foxes and tied them tail to tail in pairs. He then fastened a torch to every pair of tails,
lit the torches and let the foxes loose in the standing grain of the Philistines. He burned up the shocks and standing grain, together with the vineyards and olive groves.
When the Philistines asked, “Who did this?” they were told, “Samson, the Timnite’s son-in-law, because his wife was given to his companion.” So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death.
Samson said to them, “Since you’ve acted like this, I swear that I won’t stop until I get my revenge on you.”
He attacked them viciously and slaughtered many of them. Then he went down and stayed in a cave in the rock of Etam.