Judges 16:15-20 NIV

15 Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,'1 when you won't confide in me? This is the third time2 you have made a fool of me and haven't told me the secret of your great strength.3"

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16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was tired to death.
17 So he told her everything.4 "No razor has ever been used on my head," he said, "because I have been a Nazirite5 set apart to God since birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man."

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      18 When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines6, "Come back once more; he has told me everything." So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands.7

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      19 Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him.a And his strength left him.8

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        • d 16:19 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts "and he began to weaken"
          20 Then she called, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!"9 He awoke from his sleep and thought, "I'll go out as before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him.10

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