Judges 16:17-19 NIV

17 So he told her everything.1 "No razor has ever been used on my head," he said, "because I have been a Nazirite2 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."

References for Judges 16:17

      18 When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines3, "Come back once more; he has told me everything." So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands.4

      References for Judges 16:18

      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.5

      References for Judges 16:19

        • d 16:19 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts "and he began to weaken"