Judges 13:22

22 “We are doomed to die!” he said to his wife. “We have seen God!”

Read Judges 13:22 Using Other Translations

And Manoah said unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, for we have seen God."
and he said to his wife, “We will certainly die, for we have seen God!”

What does Judges 13:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 13:22

And Manoah said unto his wife
Being risen from the ground, where they fell on their faces:

we shall surely die, because we have seen God;
by which it appears that he not only believed him to be an angel, and not a man, but a divine Person; for though angels are sometimes called "Elohim", the word here used, yet good men were not wont to fear death, or conclude they should die on sight of an angel; but their notion was, that an appearance of God to them was death, and were surprised when it did not follow, ( Genesis 32:30 ) ( Judges 6:22 Judges 6:23 ) ( Exodus 33:20 ) .

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