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Judges 16

JUB 1 Then Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there and went in unto her. NIV 1 One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her. JUB 2 And it was told unto those of Gaza, Samson is come here. And they compassed <em>him</em> in and laid in wait for him all night in the gate of the city and were quiet all that night, saying, In the morning when it is light, we shall kill him. NIV 2 The people of Gaza were told, “Samson is here!” So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, “At dawn we’ll kill him.” JUB 3 And Samson slept until midnight and arose at midnight and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put <em>them</em> upon his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain that <em>is</em> before Hebron. NIV 3 But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and took hold of the doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore them loose, bar and all. He lifted them to his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron. JUB 4 And it came to pass afterward that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name <em>was</em> Delilah. NIV 4 Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. JUB 5 And the cardinals of the Philistines came up unto her and said unto her, Entice him and see what <em>gives him</em> his great strength and by what <em>means</em> we may overcome him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and each one of us will give thee eleven hundred <em>pieces</em> of silver. NIV 5 The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.” JUB 6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, what <em>gives thee</em> thy great strength and how might thou be bound to afflict thee. NIV 6 So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me the secret of your great strength and how you can be tied up and subdued.” JUB 7 And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green wicker <em>strands</em> that were never dried, then I shall become weak and be as any other man. NIV 7 Samson answered her, “If anyone ties me with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I’ll become as weak as any other man.” JUB 8 Then the cardinals of the Philistines brought up to her seven green wicker <em>strands</em> which had not been dried, and she bound him with them. NIV 8 Then the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him with them. JUB 9 Now <em>there were</em> men lying in wait in a chamber of her house. And she said unto him, The Philistines <em>are</em> upon thee, Samson. And he broke the wicker <em>strands</em> as a thread of tow is broken when it touches the fire. So <em>the secret of</em> his strength was not known. NIV 9 With men hidden in the room, she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” But he snapped the bowstrings as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength was not discovered. JUB 10 Then Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me and told me lies; now tell me, I pray thee, how thou might be bound. NIV 10 Then Delilah said to Samson, “You have made a fool of me; you lied to me. Come now, tell me how you can be tied.” JUB 11 And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then I shall become weak and be as any <em>other</em> man. NIV 11 He said, “If anyone ties me securely with new ropes that have never been used, I’ll become as weak as any other man.” JUB 12 Delilah therefore took new ropes and bound him with them and said unto him, The Philistines <em>are</em> upon thee, Samson. And <em>there were men</em> lying in wait abiding in a chamber. But he broke them from off his arms like a thread. NIV 12 So Delilah took new ropes and tied him with them. Then, with men hidden in the room, she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” But he snapped the ropes off his arms as if they were threads. JUB 13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Until now thou hast mocked me, and told me lies. Tell me, therefore, now, how thou might be bound. Then he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the cloth. NIV 13 Delilah then said to Samson, “All this time you have been making a fool of me and lying to me. Tell me how you can be tied.” He replied, “If you weave the seven braids of my head into the fabric on the loom and tighten it with the pin, I’ll become as weak as any other man.” So while he was sleeping, Delilah took the seven braids of his head, wove them into the fabric JUB 14 And she fastened <em>it</em> with the stake and said unto him, The Philistines <em>are</em> upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep and went away with the stake of the loom and with the cloth. NIV 14 and tightened it with the pin. Again she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and pulled up the pin and the loom, with the fabric. JUB 15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thy heart <em>is</em> not with me? Thou hast mocked me these three times and hast not yet told me what <em>gives thee</em> thy great strength. NIV 15 Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.” JUB 16 And it came to pass that, pressing and grinding him daily with her words, his soul <em>was reduced</em> unto mortal anguish. NIV 16 With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it. JUB 17 <em>Therefore</em>, he told her all his heart and said unto her, A razor has never come upon my head, for I <em>am</em> a Nazarite of God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak and be like any <em>other</em> man. NIV 17 So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.” JUB 18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the cardinals of the Philistines, saying, Come up this time, for he has showed me all his heart. Then the cardinals of the Philistines came up unto her and brought the money in their hand. NIV 18 When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, “Come back once more; he has told me everything.” So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. JUB 19 And she caused him to sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. NIV 19 After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him. JUB 20 And she said, The Philistines <em>are</em> upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep and said, This time I will go out like before and escape; not knowing that the LORD had departed from him. NIV 20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him. JUB 21 But the Philistines took hold of him and put out his eyes and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with fetters of iron that he should grind in the prison house. NIV 21 Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding grain in the prison. JUB 22 And the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven. NIV 22 But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved. JUB 23 <em>Then</em> the cardinals of the Philistines gathered themselves together to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god and to rejoice, for they said, Our god has delivered Samson our enemy into our hands. NIV 23 Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate, saying, “Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands.” JUB 24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god, for they said, Our god has delivered our enemy into our hands, the destroyer of our country, who slew many of us. NIV 24 When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying, “Our god has delivered our enemy into our hands, the one who laid waste our land and multiplied our slain.” JUB 25 And it came to pass when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson that he may make us laugh. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport, and they set him between the pillars. NIV 25 While they were in high spirits, they shouted, “Bring out Samson to entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them. When they stood him among the pillars, JUB 26 And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Bring me near and let me feel the pillars upon which the house stands that I may lean upon them. NIV 26 Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.” JUB 27 Now the house was full of men and women; and all the cardinals of the Philistines <em>were</em> there, and upon the roof <em>there were</em> about three thousand men and women that beheld while Samson was mocked. NIV 27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. JUB 28 Then Samson called unto the LORD and said, O Lord GOD, remember me now and strengthen me now only this once, O God, that I may take vengeance at once of the Philistines for my two eyes. NIV 28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” JUB 29 Then Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood and on which it was borne up, and leaned upon them, on the one with his right hand and on the other with his left. NIV 29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, JUB 30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he pushed with <em>all his</em> might, and the house fell upon the cardinals and upon all the people that <em>were</em> in it. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than <em>those</em> which he slew in his life. NIV 30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived. JUB 31 Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down and took him and brought <em>him</em> up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the sepulchre of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years. NIV 31 Then his brothers and his father’s whole family went down to get him. They brought him back and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father. He had led Israel twenty years.

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