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Judges 16:3 NLT

3 But Samson stayed in bed only until midnight. Then he got up, took hold of the doors of the town gate, including the two posts, and lifted them up, bar and all. He put them on his shoulders and carried them all the way to the top of the hill across from Hebron.

Study tools for Judges 16:3

  • a 16:2 - As in Greek and Syriac versions and Latin Vulgate; Hebrew lacks Word soon spread.
  • b 16:5 - Hebrew 1,100 [shekels], about 28 pounds or 12.5 kilograms in weight.
  • c 16:14 - As in Greek version and Latin Vulgate; Hebrew lacks I would become as weak as anyone else. / So while he slept, Delilah wove the seven braids of his hair into the fabric. Then she tightened it with the loom shuttle.
  • d 16:19 - Or she began to torment him. Greek version reads He began to grow weak.