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Judges 15

CEB 1 Later on, at the time of the wheat harvest, Samson went to visit his wife, bringing along a young goat. He said, "Let me go into my wife's bedroom." But her father wouldn't allow him to go in. NIV 1 Later on, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat and went to visit his wife. He said, “I’m going to my wife’s room.” But her father would not let him go in. CEB 2 Her father said, "I was so sure that you had completely rejected her that I gave her in marriage to one of your companions. Don't you think her younger sister is even better? Let her be your wife instead." NIV 2 “I was so sure you hated her,” he said, “that I gave her to your companion. Isn’t her younger sister more attractive? Take her instead.” CEB 3 Samson replied, "No one can blame me now for being ready to bring down trouble on the Philistines!" NIV 3 Samson said to them, “This time I have a right to get even with the Philistines; I will really harm them.” CEB 4 Then Samson went and caught three hundred foxes. He took torches, turned the foxes tail to tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails. NIV 4 So he went out and caught three hundred foxes and tied them tail to tail in pairs. He then fastened a torch to every pair of tails, CEB 5 He lit the torches and released the foxes into the Philistines' grain fields. So he burned the stacked grain, standing grain, vineyards, and olive orchards. NIV 5 lit the torches and let the foxes loose in the standing grain of the Philistines. He burned up the shocks and standing grain, together with the vineyards and olive groves. CEB 6 The Philistines inquired, "Who did this?" So it was reported, "Samson the Timnite's son-in-law did it, because his father-in-law gave his wife in marriage to one of his companions." So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death. NIV 6 When the Philistines asked, “Who did this?” they were told, “Samson, the Timnite’s son-in-law, because his wife was given to his companion.” So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death. CEB 7 Samson then responded to them, "If this is how you act, then I won't stop until I get revenge on you!" NIV 7 Samson said to them, “Since you’ve acted like this, I swear that I won’t stop until I get my revenge on you.” CEB 8 He struck them hard, taking their legs right out from under them. Then he traveled down and stayed in a cave in the rock at Etam. NIV 8 He attacked them viciously and slaughtered many of them. Then he went down and stayed in a cave in the rock of Etam. CEB 9 The Philistines marched up, made camp in Judah, and released their forces on Lehi. NIV 9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi. CEB 10 The people of Judah asked, "Why have you marched up against us?" "We've marched up to take Samson prisoner," they replied, "and to do to him just what he did to us." NIV 10 The people of Judah asked, “Why have you come to fight us?” “We have come to take Samson prisoner,” they answered, “to do to him as he did to us.” CEB 11 So three thousand people from Judah traveled down to the cave in the rock at Etam and said to Samson, "Don't you realize that the Philistines rule over us? What have you done to us?" But he told them, "I did to them just what they did to me." NIV 11 Then three thousand men from Judah went down to the cave in the rock of Etam and said to Samson, “Don’t you realize that the Philistines are rulers over us? What have you done to us?” He answered, “I merely did to them what they did to me.” CEB 12 Then the people of Judah said to him, "We've come down to take you prisoner so we can turn you over to the Philistines." Samson responded to them, "Just promise that you won't attack me yourselves." NIV 12 They said to him, “We’ve come to tie you up and hand you over to the Philistines.” Samson said, “Swear to me that you won’t kill me yourselves.” CEB 13 "We won't," they said to him. "We'll only take you prisoner so we can turn you over to them. We won't kill you." Then they tied him up with two new ropes, and brought him up from the rock. NIV 13 “Agreed,” they answered. “We will only tie you up and hand you over to them. We will not kill you.” So they bound him with two new ropes and led him up from the rock. CEB 14 When Samson arrived at Lehi, the Philistines met him and came out shouting. The LORD's spirit rushed over him, the ropes on his arms became like burned-up linen, and the ties melted right off his hands. NIV 14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands. CEB 15 He found a donkey's fresh jawbone, picked it up, and used it to attack one thousand men. NIV 15 Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men. CEB 16 Samson said, "With a donkey's jawbone, stacks on stacks! With a donkey's jawbone, I've killed one thousand men." NIV 16 Then Samson said, “With a donkey’s jawbone I have made donkeys of them.With a donkey’s jawbone I have killed a thousand men.” CEB 17 When he finished speaking, he tossed away the jawbone. So that place became known as Ramath-lehi. NIV 17 When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone; and the place was called Ramath Lehi. CEB 18 Now Samson was very thirsty, so he called out to the LORD, "You are the one who allowed this great victory to be accomplished by your servant's hands. Am I now going to die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?" NIV 18 Because he was very thirsty, he cried out to the LORD, “You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?” CEB 19 So God split open the hollow rock in Lehi, and water flowed out of it. When Samson drank, his energy returned and he was recharged. Thus that place is still called by the name En-hakkore in Lehi today. NIV 19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi. CEB 20 Samson led Israel for twenty years during the time of the Philistines. NIV 20 Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

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