When the flame went up toward heaven from the altar, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar while Manoah and his wife looked on; and they fell on their faces to the ground.
The angel of the Lord did not appear again to Manoah and his wife. Then Manoah realized that it was the angel of the Lord.
And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, for we have seen God."
But his wife said to him, "If the Lord had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering at our hands, or shown us all these things, or now announced to us such things as these."
The woman bore a son, and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the Lord blessed him.
The spirit of the Lord began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
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