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Judges 15

GNT 1 Some time later Samson went to visit his wife during the wheat harvest and took her a young goat. He told her father, "I want to go to my wife's room." But he wouldn't let him 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. GNT 2 He told Samson, "I really thought that you hated her, so I gave her to your friend. But her younger sister is prettier, anyway. You can have her, 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.” GNT 3 Samson said, "This time I'm not going to be responsible for what I do to 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.” GNT 4 So he went and caught three hundred foxes. Two at a time, he tied their tails together and put torches in the knots. 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, GNT 5 Then he set fire to the torches and turned the foxes loose in the Philistine wheat fields. In this way he burned up not only the wheat that had been harvested but also the wheat that was still in the fields. The olive orchards were also burned. 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. GNT 6 When the Philistines asked who had done this, they learned that Samson had done it because his father-in-law, a man from Timnah, had given Samson's wife to a friend of Samson's. So the Philistines went and burned the woman to death and burned down her father's house. 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. GNT 7 Samson told them, "So this is how you act! I swear that I won't stop until I pay you back!" 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.” GNT 8 He attacked them fiercely and killed many of them. Then he went and stayed in the cave in the cliff 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. GNT 9 The Philistines came and camped in Judah, and attacked the town of Lehi. NIV 9 The Philistines went up and camped in Judah, spreading out near Lehi. GNT 10 The men of Judah asked them, "Why are you attacking us?" They answered, "We came to take Samson prisoner and to treat him as he treated 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.” GNT 11 So these three thousand men of Judah went to the cave in the cliff at Etam and said to Samson, "Don't you know that the Philistines are our rulers? What have you done to us?" He answered, "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.” GNT 12 They told him, "We have come here to tie you up, so we can hand you over to them." Samson said, "Give me your word that you won't kill 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.” GNT 13 "All right," they said, "we are only going to tie you up and hand you over to them. We won't kill you." So they tied him up with two new ropes and brought him back from the cliff. 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. GNT 14 When he got to Lehi, the Philistines came running toward him, shouting at him. Suddenly the power of the Lord made him strong, and he broke the ropes around his arms and hands as if they were burnt thread. 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. GNT 15 Then he found a jawbone of a donkey that had recently died. He reached down and picked it up, and killed a thousand men with it. NIV 15 Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men. GNT 16 So Samson sang, "With the jawbone of a donkey I killed a thousand men; With the jawbone of a donkey I piled them up in piles." 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.” GNT 17 After that, he threw the jawbone away. The place where this happened was named Ramath Lehi. NIV 17 When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone; and the place was called Ramath Lehi. GNT 18 Then Samson became very thirsty, so he called to the Lord and said, "You gave me this great victory; am I now going to die of thirst and be captured by these heathen Philistines?" 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?” GNT 19 Then God opened a hollow place in the ground there at Lehi, and water came out of it. Samson drank it and began to feel much better. So the spring was named Hakkore; it is still there at Lehi. 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. GNT 20 Samson led Israel for twenty years while the Philistines ruled the land. NIV 20 Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

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