For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORDascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, and fell on their faces to the ground.21
But the angel of the LORD did no moreappear to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoahknew that he was an angel of the LORD.22
And Manoahsaid unto his wife, We shall surelydie , because we have seenGod.23
But his wifesaid unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.24
And the womanbare a son, and called his nameSamson: and the childgrew , and the LORDblessed him.
And the Spirit of the LORDbegan to move him at times in the campa of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.