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Judges 13

CEB 1 The Israelites again did things that the LORD saw as evil, and he handed them over to the Philistines for forty years. NIV 1 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, so the LORD delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years. CEB 2 Now there was a certain man from Zorah, from the Danite clan, whose name was Manoah. His wife was unable to become pregnant and had not given birth to any children. NIV 2 A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth. CEB 3 The LORD's messenger appeared to the woman and said to her, "Even though you've been unable to become pregnant and haven't given birth, you are now pregnant and will give birth to a son! NIV 3 The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. CEB 4 Now be careful not to drink wine or brandy or to eat anything that is ritually unclean, NIV 4 Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. CEB 5 because you are pregnant and will give birth to a son. Don't allow a razor to shave his head, because the boy is going to be a nazirite for God from birth. He'll be the one who begins Israel's rescue from the power of the Philistines." NIV 5 You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.” CEB 6 Then the woman went and told her husband, "A man of God came to me, and he looked like God's messenger—very scary! I didn't ask him where he was from, and he didn't tell me his name. NIV 6 Then the woman went to her husband and told him, “A man of God came to me. He looked like an angel of God, very awesome. I didn’t ask him where he came from, and he didn’t tell me his name. CEB 7 He said to me, ‘You are pregnant and will give birth to a son, so don't drink wine or brandy or eat anything that is ritually unclean, because the boy is going to be a nazirite for God from birth until the day he dies.'" NIV 7 But he said to me, ‘You will become pregnant and have a son. Now then, drink no wine or other fermented drink and do not eat anything unclean, because the boy will be a Nazirite of God from the womb until the day of his death.’ ” CEB 8 Manoah asked the LORD, "Please, my Lord," he said, "let the man of God whom you sent come back to us once more, so he can teach us how we should treat the boy who is to be born." NIV 8 Then Manoah prayed to the LORD: “Pardon your servant, Lord. I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” CEB 9 God listened to Manoah, and God's messenger came once more to the woman. She was sitting in the field, but her husband Manoah wasn't with her. NIV 9 God heard Manoah, and the angel of God came again to the woman while she was out in the field; but her husband Manoah was not with her. CEB 10 So the woman hurriedly ran and informed her husband. She said to him, "The man who came to me the other day has just appeared to me." NIV 10 The woman hurried to tell her husband, “He’s here! The man who appeared to me the other day!” CEB 11 Manoah got up and followed his wife. He came to the man and said to him, "Are you the man who spoke to this woman?" "I am," he replied. NIV 11 Manoah got up and followed his wife. When he came to the man, he said, “Are you the man who talked to my wife?” “I am,” he said. CEB 12 Manoah said, "Now when your words come true, what should be the rules for the boy and how he should act?" NIV 12 So Manoah asked him, “When your words are fulfilled, what is to be the rule that governs the boy’s life and work?” CEB 13 The LORD's messenger answered Manoah, "The woman should be careful to do everything that I told her. NIV 13 The angel of the LORD answered, “Your wife must do all that I have told her. CEB 14 She must not consume anything that comes from the grapevine, drink wine or brandy, or eat anything that is ritually unclean. She must be careful to do everything I have commanded her." NIV 14 She must not eat anything that comes from the grapevine, nor drink any wine or other fermented drink nor eat anything unclean. She must do everything I have commanded her.” CEB 15 Manoah said to the LORD's messenger, "Please let us persuade you to stay so we can prepare a young goat for you." NIV 15 Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, “We would like you to stay until we prepare a young goat for you.” CEB 16 But the LORD's messenger replied to Manoah, "If you persuaded me to stay, I wouldn't eat your food. If you prepare an entirely burned offering, offer it to the LORD." Indeed, Manoah didn't know that he was the LORD's messenger. NIV 16 The angel of the LORD replied, “Even though you detain me, I will not eat any of your food. But if you prepare a burnt offering, offer it to the LORD.” (Manoah did not realize that it was the angel of the LORD.) CEB 17 Manoah said to the LORD's messenger, "What's your name, so that we may honor you when your words come true?" NIV 17 Then Manoah inquired of the angel of the LORD, “What is your name, so that we may honor you when your word comes true?” CEB 18 The LORD's messenger responded to him, "Why do you ask my name? You couldn't understand it." NIV 18 He replied, “Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding. ” CEB 19 So Manoah took a young goat and a grain offering and offered them on a rock to the LORD. While Manoah and his wife were looking, an amazing thing happened: NIV 19 Then Manoah took a young goat, together with the grain offering, and sacrificed it on a rock to the LORD. And the LORD did an amazing thing while Manoah and his wife watched: CEB 20 as the flame from the altar went up toward the sky, the LORD's messenger went up in the altar's flame. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell facedown on the ground. NIV 20 As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the LORD ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground. CEB 21 The LORD's messenger didn't reappear to Manoah or his wife, and Manoah then realized that it had been the LORD's messenger. NIV 21 When the angel of the LORD did not show himself again to Manoah and his wife, Manoah realized that it was the angel of the LORD. CEB 22 Manoah said to his wife, "We are certainly going to die, because we've seen God!" NIV 22 “We are doomed to die!” he said to his wife. “We have seen God!” CEB 23 But his wife replied to him, "If the LORD wanted to kill us, he wouldn't have accepted the entirely burned offering and grain offering from our hands. He wouldn't have shown us all these things or told us all of this now." NIV 23 But his wife answered, “If the LORD had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and grain offering from our hands, nor shown us all these things or now told us this.” CEB 24 The woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The boy grew up, and the LORD blessed him. NIV 24 The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the LORD blessed him, CEB 25 The LORD's spirit began to move him when he was in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol. NIV 25 and the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

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