Judges 16:24

24 And when the people saw him, 1they praised their god. For they said, "Our god has given our enemy into our hand, the ravager of our country, who has killed many of us."[a]

Judges 16:24 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 16:24

And when the people saw him
In the condition he was, blinded and fettered, of whom and of his great exploits they had heard so much: they praised their god; as Belshazzar did his, ( Daniel 5:4 ) in hymns and songs composed for them, the substance of which was as follows:

for they said, our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the
destroyer of our country;
as he had been, by tying firebrands to the tails of three hundred foxes, and letting them go into their cornfields, vineyards, and oliveyards:

which slew many of us;
thirty men at Ashkelon, more at Timnath, and 1000 with the jawbone of an ass at Lehi.

Judges 16:24 In-Context

22 But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.
23 Now the lords of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to rejoice, and they said, "Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hand."
24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god. For they said, "Our god has given our enemy into our hand, the ravager of our country, who has killed many of us."
25 And when their hearts were merry, they said, "Call Samson, that he may entertain us." So they called Samson out of the prison, and he entertained them. They made him stand between the pillars.
26 And Samson said to the young man who held him by the hand, "Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them."

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  • [a]. Or who has multiplied our slain