Judges 16:18-21 NIV

18 When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines1, "Come back once more; he has told me everything." So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands.2

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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.3

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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!"4 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.5

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      21 Then the Philistines6 seized him, gouged out his eyes7 and took him down to Gaza.8 Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding9 in the prison.

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