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Abimelech's vengeance and death. JUDGES, XI. Israel oppressed by the Ammonttes. now thy mouth, wherewith theu saidet, a B. C. 1206.

CHAP. X. 'Who is Abimelech, that we should serve

LA ND after Abimelech there arose, te Aim? Is not this the people that thou hast a ver.28,29. defend 1 Israel, Tola the son of Puah despised ? go out, I pray now, and fight 1 save, or, the son of Dodo, a man of Isaacbar; and with them.

deliver. he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim. 39 And Gaal went out before the men of

2 And he judged Israel twenty and three Shechem, and fought with Abimelech.

years, and died, & was buried in Shamir. 40 And Abimelech cbased him, and he

3 And after him arose Jair a Gileadite, fied before him; and many were over

and judged Israel twenty and two years. thrown and wounded, even unto the en- b c.5.10. 4 And he had thirty sons that rode lop tering of the gate.

12.14.

thirty ass-coite, and they had thirty cities 41 And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah :'c De.3.14. which care called 2 Havoth-jair unto this & Zebul thrust out Gaal and his brethren, 2 or, the vil day, which are in the land of Gilead. that they should not dwell in Shechem.'| lages of Jairl 5 And Jair died, & was buried in Camon.

42 And it came to pass on the morrow Nu.32.41. 6 And d the children of Israel did evil that the people went out into the field :Id c.2.11-14. lagain in the sight of the LORD, and served and they told Abimelech.

3.7. Baalim, and Ashtaroth, & the gods of Syr43 And he took the people, and divided 4.1. ia, and the gods of e Zidon, and the gods of them into three companies, and laid wait 6.1. Moab, & the gods of the children of Amin the field, & looked, and, behold the peo. 13.1. mon, and the gods of the Philistines, and ple were come forth out of the city, and e 1Ki.11.33. forsook the LORD, and served not him. he rose up against them, and smote them.

7 And the anger of the LORD was hot 44 And Abimelech,and the companythat f 1Sa. 12.9.10. against Israel, and he sold f them into the was with him, rushed forward, & stood in

hands of the Philistines, and into the he entering of the gate of the city: & the

hands of the children of Ammon. two other companies ran upon all the peo-3 crushed. J 8 And that year they vexed and 30 ple that were in the fields, and slew them.

pressed the children of Israel eighteen 45 And Abimelech fought against the

years, all the children of Israel that were city all that day : and he took the city.lg ver.20. on the other side Jordan, in the land of and slew the people that was therein, and K 26.3.25. the Amorites, which is in Gilead; beat downh the city, & sowed it with salt.ii De.29.23. 9 (Moreover, the children of Ammon

46 And when all the men of the tower Eze.47.11. passed over Jordan to fight also against of Shechem heard that, they entered into Zep 2.9. Judah, and against Benjamin, and against an hold of the house of the god Berithik ik c.8.33. the house of Ephraim ;) so that Israel

47. And it was told Abimelech that alllz 1 Sa. 28.15. Was sore distressed. the men of the tower of Shechem were

| 10 And the children of Israel cried unt: gathered together.

m Ps.68.14. the LORD, sying, We have sinnet against 48 Aud Abimelech gat him up to mount n Ex.14.30. thee, both because we have forsaken Zalnion, m he and all the people that were oNu.21.21-25. our God, and also served Baalim. with him and Abimelech took an ax in c.3.12-15.311 11 And the LORD said unto the children his hand, and cut down a bough from the 4 I have done. of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the trees, and took it, and laid it on his o c.5.19. Egyptians, n and from the Amorites, o shoulder, and said unto the people that c.6.3. from the children of Ammon, pand from were with him, What ye have seen 4 me Ps. 106.42. the Philistines ? do, make haste, and do as I have done. It Je.2. 13. 12 The Zidoniins q also, and the Ama.

49 And all the people likewise cut down uDe.32.37.38. lekites, r and the Maonites, did oppress every man his bough, and followed Abi- 2Ki.3.13. is you; and ye cried to me, and I deliver melech, and put them to the hold, and set| Je..28. ed you out of their hand. the hold on fire upon them ; so that all v ISa 3.18. 13 Yet ye have forsaken met and serythe men of the tower of Shechem died 282.15.26. ed other gods: wherefore I will deliver also, about a thousand men and women. 5 is good in you no more.

50 'Theu weut Abimelech to Thebez, and thine eyes. 1 14 Go and cry unto the gods which ye encamped against Thebez, and took it. w 2Ch.7.14. have chosen ; let them u deliver you in 51 But there was a strong tower within

15.8. the time of your tribulation. the city, and thither fled all the men and 6 gods of 15 And the children of Israel said unto women, and all they of the city, and shut strangers. the LORD, We have sinned, do thou vunto it to them, and gat them up to the top of 7 shortened.' us whatsoever 8 seemeth good unto thee : the tower.

Ps.106.44,45 deliver us only, we pray thee, this day. 62 And Abimelech came unto the tower.l Is.63.9. 16 And they put away w the 6 strange and fought against it, and went hard unto y 2Sa.11.21. gods from among them, and served the the door of the tower to burn it with fire. 18 cried. LORD : and his soul was 7 grieved 3 for

63 And y a certain woman cast a piece/z 18a.31.4. the misery of Israel. of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, la Ge.31.49. | 17 Then the childrenof Ammonwere 8gaand all to break his scull.

1 c.11.11.29. thered together, and encamped in Gilcad : 54 Then z he called hastily unto thelb He.11.32. & the children of Israel assembled themyoung man his armour-bearer, and said called selves together, & encamped in Mizpeb.a unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, Jeptha. | 16 And the people and princes of Githat men say not of me, A woman slew c c.6.12. lead said one to another, What man is he nim. And his young man thrust him! 2K1.5.1. that will begin to fight against the chilthrough, and he died.

a woman, dren of Ammon? he shall be head over 55 And when the men of Israel saw an harlot all the inhabitants of Gilead. that Abimelech was dead, they departed d ver.24.

CHAP. XI. every man unto his place.

Job 31.3. NOW Jephthah b the Gileadite was ca 56 Thus God rendered d the wickedness! Ps.94.23.

mighty man of valour, and he was of Abimelech, which he did unto his Pr.5.22. the son of an 9 harlot : and Gilead begat father, in slaying his seventy brethren. Mat.7.2 Jephthah. 57 And all the evil of the men of She. Ga.6.7. 2 And Gilend's wife bare him sons: and chem did God render upon their heads : le ver.20,45. his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust and upou them came the curse e of Jolf Ge.21.10. Jout Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou Wam the son of Jerybbral.

2.4.30. shalt notf inherit in our father's house; for

jephthal's expedition to Ammon. JUDGES, XI.

Jephthal's rush vore. thou art the son of a stage woman. B. C. 1161. This people together and pitched in Jahaz, 3 Then Jephthah fied from his broth

and fought against Israel. rea, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and 1 from the 21 And the LORD God of Israd deliver. there were gathered vuna men to Jeph- face of e d Sihon and all his people into the band hah, and went out with him.

a c.9.4. of Israel, and they smote thein : so Israel 4 and it came to pass 2 in process of 184.22.2. possessed all the land of the Amoriles, time, that the children of Ammon made 2 after days. The inhabitants of that country. war azainst Israel.

22 And they possessed all the coasts of 5 And it was so, that when the children

the Amorites, from Arnon even unto of Ammon nade war against Israel, the b Nu.21. 29. Jabbok, and from the wilderness even elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah iKi. 11.7. unto Jordan. out of the land of Tob:

Je.48.7. 23 So now the LORD God of Israel hath 6 And they said unto Jephthah, Come,lc Mi.4.5.

dispossessed ine Amiorites from before his and be our captain, that we may fight d Ge. 26.27. Ipeople Isres, &shouldest thou possess it? with the children of Ammon.

e De.18.12. 124 Wilt not thou possess that which And Jephthah said unto the elders of Ps.78.55. Chemosh b thy god giveth thee to pos. Gilead, Did d not ye hate me, and expel! Nu.22.2,&c. sess? So c whomsoever the LORD our me out of my father's house ? and why is Lu.17.4. God shall drive e out from before us, are ve come unto me now when ye are h Nu.21.25. there will we possess. in distress?

12 De.2.36. | 25 And now art thoa any thing better 8 And the clders of Gilead said untok c.10.18. than Balak f the son of Zippor, king of Jeshthan. Therefore we turn agair 5 toll Ge.18.25. Moab? did he ever strive against Israel, thee Low, that thou mayest go with us, Ps.75.7. or did he ever fight against then, and fight against the children of Ammon, Ec.12.14. | 26 While Israel dwelt in Heshbon hand ani be our head k over all the inhabitants/m Ge. 16.5. Ther towns, and in Aroer i and her towns, of Gilead.

31.53. and in all the cities that be along by the 9 Aud Jephthah said unto the elders of ISa. 24.12,15. coasts of Arnon, three hundred years ? Gilead, li ye bring me home again ton Je.42.5. why therefore did ye not recover them fight against the children of Ammon, 3 the hearer. within that time? aud the LORD deliver them before me, so ver. 8. 27 Wherefore I have not sinned against shall I be your head ?

Ip c.3.10.

thee, but thou doet me wrong to war 10 And the elders of Gilead said unto c. 20.1.

against me: the LORD the Judge l be Jephthah, Then LORD be 3 witness be. Sa.10.17. ljudge m this day between the children of tween us, if we do not so according to r Jephthah Israel and the children of Ammon. thy worsis.

scerns to 29 Howbeit the king of the children of Û Then Jephtbah went with the elders have been Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Gilead, and the people made him judge only of Jephthah which he sent him. bead o and captain over them: and Jeph-1 of North | 29 Then the Spirit p of the LORD came han uttered all his words before the east Israel. lupon Jephthah, r&he passed over Gilead, Log in 4 Mizpeh.

Is Ge.28.20. and Manassel, and passed over Mizpeb 12 And Jephthah sent messengers unto 1Sa. 1.11. lof Giltad, and from Mizpeh of Gilead be he kint of the caildren of Ammon,saying, Ec 5.2,4,5. I passed over unto the children of Ammon. What bast thou to do with me, that thout Nu.21.24. 30 And Jephthah vowed s a vow unto art come against me to fight in my land ?/4 that which the LORD, and said, If thou shalt without

13 And the king of the children of Am cometh furth, fail deliver the children of Ammon into man answered unto the messengers of which shall mine hands. Jephthah, Because Israel t took away my come forth. 31 Then it shall be, that 4 whatsoever lard, when they came up out of Egypt, lu Ge.32.22. cometh forth of the doors of my house to from Aruon even unto abbok,u and unto lv Le.27.2,3. meet me, when I return in peace from Jordan: now, therefore, restore those 1Sa.1.11,28. the children of Ammon. shall v surely lands again peaceably.

Ps.65.13, 14. be the LORD's, and 5 I will ofter it up for 14 And Jephthah sent messengers again 5 or, or. Ja burnt-offt-ring unto ine king of the children of Ammon, De.2.9.19. 32 SoJephthah passed over unto the chil.

15And said urilohim, Thus saithJepithah, a Ez.27.17. ldren of Ammon, to fight against them; and Ismel took not w a way the land of Moab, ly Nu.14.25. the LORD delivered them into his hands. nor the land of the children of Aminon: De. 1.40. | 33 Aud he smote them from Aroer, even 16 But when Israel came up from Egypt, Jos.5.6.

till thou come to Miunith, I even twenly and waiked wthrough the wilderness unto 16 or, Abel. cities, and unto 6 the pain of the vine. the Real sea, and came z to Kadesh : 2 Nu 20.1,

yards, with a very great slaughter. Thus 17 Then Israel sent messengers unto the 14,&c. the childern of Aminon were subdued kize of Elom, saying, Let me, I pray thee, la ver. 11.

before the children of Israel. rasoun thy land: but the king of 16 Ex. 5.20. 34 Aud Jephthah came to Mizpeha unto Edom would not hearken thereto. And in 1 Sa. 18.6. his house, and, behold, his daughter came like mauner they sent unto the king of Ps.68.25.

Jout to meet him with b timbrels and with Moab: but he would not consent : and

150.4. dances, and she was his only child: 7 beIsrael abode in Kadesh.

Je.31.4. sides her he had neither son nor daughter. 18 'Then they went along through the 17 of hinusels, 35 And it came to pass, when he saw wilderness, and composed c the land of or, he had her, that he rent d his clothes, and said, Putom ud the land of Moab, and came not of his Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me by the east side of the land of Moab, own either very low, and thou art one of them that and pi ched on the other side of Arnon, son or trouble me; for I have opened my mouth

it came not within the border e of Mo- daughter. Junto the LORD, and I cannot go back. ab: for Arion will the border of Moab. Ic Nu.21.4,&c. 36 Aud she said unto him, My father,

19 And Israel sent messengers upto d Ge 37.29, 4lif thou has opened thy mouth unto the Sinon king of the Anonites, the king ofle Nu.22.36. LOKD, do to me according to that which Heshti 2 Israel said unto him, Leilf Nu 30.2. Thath proceeded out of thy mouth ; foras us pass, we pray thee, through thy land] Ps. 5.4. Imuch as h the LORD hath taken veta into my place.

IgNu.21.21,&c geance for thee of thine enemies, even of 20 Bui Sinon trusted not Israel to pass De. 2.26,&c. the children of Ammon. Wough his cist:bit Sincn gathered all)k 2Sa.18.19,311 37 And she said unto her father, Lei The Ephraimites quarrel.

JUDGES, XIII. An Angel appears to Manoan. this thing be done for me: let me alone B. C. 1143.

CHAP. XIII. wo months, that I may 1 go up and down

TAND the children of Israel 2 did evi: upon the mountains, and bewail my vir- 1 go and go A again a in the sight of the Lori, ginity, I and my fellows.

down. and the LORD delivered b them into c the 39 And he said, Go. And he sent her 2 added to hand of the Philistines forty years. away for two months: and she went commit. 2 And there was a certain nian of 20. with her companions, and bewailed her Ro.2.6. rah, d of the family of the Danites, whose virginity upon the mountains.

la Je. 13.23. name was Manoah; and his wife was 39 And it came to pass, at the end of b This seems barren, and bare not. wo months, that she returned unto her a partial 3 And the angel e of the LORD appen father, who f did with her according to captivity. led unto the woman, and said unto her, Be. his vow which he had vowed : and she c 1 Sa. 12.9. hold now,thou art Larita,and bearest not: knew no man. And it was a 3 custom in d Jos. 19.41. but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. Israel,

e Lu.1.11,&c. 4 How therefore beware, I pray thee, 40 That the daughters of Israel went f ver.31. and drink not wine nor strong drink, and vearly 4 to lament 5 the daughter of Jeph. Sa. 1.22,24. leat not any unclean thing: thah the Gileadite four days in a year. 2.18. | 5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear CHAP. XII.

3 or, ardi a son; and no g razor shall come on his A NDh the men of Ephraim 6 gathered nance. head: for the child shall be a i Nazarite A themselves together, and went north from yeay unto God from the womb; and he shail ward, and said unto Jephthah, Where to year. begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of fore passedst thou over to fight against 5 or, talk the Philistine. the children of Ammon, and didst not with. 6 Then the woman ame and told her call us to go with thee? we will burn c.5.11. husband, saying, Akman of God came thine house upon thee with fire. g 1Sa. 1.11. unto me, and his countenancel was like

2 And Jephthah said unto them, I andh c. 8.1. the countenance of an angel of God, very my people were at great strife with the 6 were callad. terrible; but I asked him not whence he children of Ammon, and when I called Nu. 6.2.&c. was, neither told he me his name, you, ye delivered me not out of their hands. Ik 1 Ki. 17.24. | 7 But he said unto me, Behold, thou

3 And when I saw that ye delivered mel Mat.23.3. shalt conceive, and bear a son, and now not, I put m my life in my hands, and Ac.6.15. drink no wine nor strong drink, neither passed over against the children of Amm ISa.i9.5. leat any unclcan thing: for the child shall mon, and the LORD delivered them into

28.21. be a Nazarite to God from the womb to my hand : wherefore then are ye come Job 13 14. Ithe day of his death. up unto me this day, to fight against me? Ps.119.109.18 Then Manoah intreated the LORD, and 4 Then Jeph hah gaihered together all

said, O my LOPD, let the man of God the men of Gilead, and fought with n Jos.22.11. which thou didst send come again unto Ephraim : and the men of Gilead smotel c. 3.29. us, and teach us what we shall do unto Ephraim, because they said, Ye Gileadites 7.24.

the child that shall be born. are fugitives of Ephraim among the ? Which sig. 9 And God hearkened to the voice of Ephraimites, and among the Manassites. nifieth a Manoah; and the angel of God camo agaia

5 And the Gileadites took the passages n stream, or, unto the woman as she sat in the field; but of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it flood Manoah her husband was not with her. Nas so, that when those Ephraimites Ps.63.2.15. | 10 And the woman made haste, and ran, which were escaped said, Let me go over, Is. 27.12. and shewed her husband, and said unto that the men of Gilead said unto him, 8 What shall him, Behold, the man hath appeared unto trt thou an Ephraimte? If he said, Nay: be the man me, that came unto methe other day. 6 Then said they unto him, Say 7 now ner of. Jl And Manoah arose, and went after his Shibboleth; and he said Sibboleth : for he 9 What shall wife, and came to the man, and said could not frame to pronounce it right. be his work, unto him, Art thou the man that spakest Then they took him, and slew him ator, what unto the woman? And he said, I am. the passages of Jordan: and there fell at shall he do. 12 Aud Manoal said, Now let thy words that time of the Ephraimites forty and o ver.4. conie to pass : 8 how shall we order the two thousand.

p He seems child ? and 9 how shall we do unto him? 7 And Jephthah judged Israel six years. to have 13 And the angel of the LORD said unto Then died Jephthan the Gileadite, and been only a Manoah, Of all that I said unto the wowas buried in one of the cities of Gilead. civil judge man let her beware.

8 And after him Ibzan p of Bethlehem to do justice 14 She o may not eat of any thing that judged Israel.

in North

noth of the vine, neither let her drink y And he had thirty sons, and thirty east Israel. I wille or strong drink. nor entuny unclean daughters, whom he sent abroad, and q c.6.18,&c. thing: all that I commanded her let her took in thirty dauzhers from abrad for 1 before. observe. his sous. And hejulged lerael even years.ra civil | 15 And Manoah said unto the angel of

10 Then died ibzal, and was buried at judge in the LORD, I pray tlive, let us detain Beth-leh !!.

North-east thee, until we shall have made ready a 11 And after him Elon, r a Zebulonite, Israel. kid i for thee. judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten', 1Ch 8.1.3. 16 And the angel of the Lord said unto years.

t A civil Manoah, Though thou detain me, i will 12 And Elon the Zebulonite died, and judge also in not eat of thy bread; and if thou wilt was buried at Ajalon s in the country of North-east offer a burn-offering, thou must offer it Zebuluu.

Israel. unto the LORD : for Manoah knew not 13 And after him Abdon t the son of u sons' sons. that he w18 an angel of the LRD. Hillel, a Pirathonite, jud. ed Israel. v Ge.32.29. 17 And Manoah said unto the angel of

14 And he Lad forly sous and thiriyu ne-wc.5.10. the LOR, What vis thy name, that when paws, that rode won threescore and ten 10.4. thy sayings come to pass, we may do uss colts: and he judged Israel eight years. »or, won. thee honour ?

15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the derful. IS And the angel of the Lord said unte Pirathenite died, and was buried in Pi. Is.9.6. 'him, Why askest thou thus after in cathon in the land of Ephraim, in their c.3.13.27. name, seeing it is a secret i mount of the Amalekites.

i 5.14. 19 So Manoah took a kid with a mear The Birth of Samson.

JUDGES, XV.

Samson's riddle. offering, and a offered it upon a rock unto B. C. 1161. can certainly declare it me within the the Load: and the angel did wondrously,

seven b days of the feast, and find it out, and Manoah ant his wife looked on. a c.6.19-23. then I will give you thirty I sheets, and

20 For it came to pass, when the flame b Ge.29.27. thirty change co garments : went up toward heuven from off the al. 2Ch.7.8. 13 But if ye car not declare it me, then tar, that the angel of the LORD ascended t or, shirts. shall ye give me thirly sheets, and thirty in the flame of the altar. And Manoah c Ge 45.22. change of garments. And they said unto and his wife looked on it, and fell don d Le.9.24. him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may their faces to the ground.

ICh.21.16,26 hear it. 21 (But the angel of the LORD did no Eze.1.28. 14 And he said unto them, Out of the more appear to Manoah and to his wife.) Mat.17.6. enter came forth meat, and out of the Then Manoan knew that he was an an-le Ex.33.20. strong came forth sweetness. And they gel of the LORD.

1 De.5.26. could not in three days expound the 22 And Manoah suid unto his wife, We f c.16.5. riddle. shall e surely die, because we have seen Pr. 1.11. | 15 And it came to pass on the seventh God.

lg c.16 6. day, that they said unto Samson's wife, 23 But his wife said unto him, If the h Ps 25.14. Entice f thy husband, that he may declare LOND were pleased to kill us, he would not 27.13. unto us the riddle, lestg we burn thee and have received a burnt offering anda meat. Pr.3.32. thy father's house with fire: have ye call. offering at our hands; h neither would Jno.15.15. led us to take that we have? is it not so? he have shewed us all these things, nor 2 possess us, | 16 And Samson's wife wept before him, would, as at this time, have told us such or, impo. and said, Thou i dost but hate me, and things as these.

verish us. lovest me not: thou hast put forth a riddles 24 And the woman bare a son, and i c.16.15. unto the children of my people, and hast called his name Samson : k and I the child A He. 11.32. not told it me. And he said unto her, grew, and the LORD blessed him.

12 1Sa.3.19. Behold, I have not told it my father nor 25 And the Spirit mof the LORD began m c.3.10. my another, and shall I tell it thee? to move him at times in 3 the camp of 3 Mahaneh. 17 And she wept before him 4 the seven Dan between Zorab n and Eshtaol. dan, as days, while their feast lasted: & it caine to CHAP. XIV.

c. 18.12. I pass on the seventh day, that he toldher, beAND Samson went down to o Timnath, 4 or, the rest cause p she lay sore upon him ; & she told A and saw q a woman in Timpath of of the. the riddle to the children of her people. the daughters of the Philistines.

in Jos. 15.33. 18 And the men of the city said untc 2 And le cane up, and told his father c.18.11. him on the seventh day, before the sun and his mother, and said, I have seen a o Ge.38.13. went down, What is sweeter than honey? woman in Timnath of the daughters of Jos. 15.10. land what is stronger than a lion ? And he the Pe listines; now, therefore, get berp Lu.11.8. said unto them, li ye had not plowed with for me to wite.

18.4,5. my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle 3 Then his father and his mother said Ge.34.1,2. 19 And r the Spirit of the LORD caina unto him, Is there never a woman among; ver.6. lupon him and he went down to Ashkelo 2 the daughters of thy brethren, sor among s Ge. 24.3,4. and slew thirty men of them, and took all my people, that thou goest to take a 5 or, apparel. their 5 spoil, and gave change of garwife of the uncircumcised t Philistines?t Gé.34.14. ments unto them which expounded the And Samson said unto his father, Get her Ex.34.12,16 riddle: and his anger was kindled, and for me ; for she 6 pleaseth me well.

De.7.3. he went up to his father's house. 4 But his father and his mother knew 6 is right in 20 But Samson's wife was given u to not that it was of the LORD, v that he mine eyes. his companion, whom he had used as sought an occasion against the Philistines: u c. 15.2. his friend. w for at that time the I Philistinus had do-v Jos.11.20.

CHAP. XV. minion over Israel.

2Ki.6.33. IDUT it came to pass within a whilo 5 Then went Samson down, and his fa- 2Ch.10.15. D after, in the time of wheat-harvest, ther and his mother, to Timnath and came 22.7. that Samson visited his wife with a kid to thevineyards of Timnath: and, bebold, 25.20. and he said, I will go in to my wife into a young lion roared 7 against him. w Je.9.4. the chamber. But her father would not

6 And the Spirit y of the LORD came Mi.7.5. suffer him to go in. mightily upon him, and z he rent hir as Jno.3.29. 1 2 And her father said, I verily thought he would bave rent a kid, and he had xc.13.1. that thou hadst utterly hated her ; there. nothing in his hand: but he told rot his in meeting fore a I gave her to thy companion: is not father or his mother what he had done. him. her younger sister fairer than she ? take

7 And he went down, and talked with the y c.13.25. 8 her, I pray thee, instead of her. woman, and she pleased Sainson well. ISa. 11.6. 3 And Samson said concerning them,

8 And after a time he returned to take z lSa. 17.34. Now shall I be 9 more blameless than her, & he turned aside to see the carcase of 35.

the Philistines, though I do them a disthe lion; &, behold, there on a swarm of a e. 14.20. pleasure. bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. 8 let her be 14 And Samson went and caught three

9 And b he took thereof in his hands, thine. hundred foxes, and took 10 fire-brands,and and went on eating, and came to his fa 9 or, blame- turned tail to tail, and put a fire-brand in ther and mother, and he gave them, and less from. the midst between two tails. they did cat: but he told not them that 5 1Sa. 14.25. 5 And when he had set the brands on he had taken the honey out of the carcase 30.

fire, he let them go into the standing of the lion.

| Pr. 25. 16. corn c of the Philistines, and burnt up 10 So his father weat down unto the wo. 10 or, torches. I both the shocks, and also the standing man: and Samson made there a feast; dc 2Sa. 14.30. corn, with the vinevards and olives. for so used the young min to do.

d Est. 1.7,&c. 1 6 Then the Philistines said, Who hath 11 And it came to pass, when they saw Ec.10.19. done this? And they answered, Samson, bim, that they brought thirty companions e Pr.1.6. theson-in-law of the Timnite, because he to be with him.

had taken his wife, and given her to tri i2 And Samson said unto them, I will Lu.14.7. companion. And the Philistines came up DOW put forth a riddle e unto you: if ve c.14.16. land burnt f her and her father witb tiro

Slaughter of the Philistinas.

JU DGES, XVI.

Delilah's treachery. 7 And Samson said unto them, Though; B. C. 1140. he loved a a woman I in the valley of ye have done this, yet will I be avenged

Sorek, whose name was Delilah. of you, and after that I will cease. la lKi.11.1. 5 And the lords of the Philistines came

8 And he smote them hip and thigh with 1 or, by the up unto her, and said unto her, b Entica a great slaughter : and he went down and brook. him, and see wherein his great strength dwelt in the top of the rock Etam. b c. 14.15. lieth, and by what means we may prevail

9 Then the Philistines went up, and Pr.2.16-19. against him, that we may bind him to pitched in Judah, and spread themselves 5.3-11. afflict him; and we will give thee every in Lehi.c

6 24-26. Jone of us eleven hundred pieces of silver. 10 And the men of Judah said, Why are 721-27. 6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, ye come up against us? And they an. 1 Co.6.15-18. I pray thee, wherein thy great strength swered, To bind Samson are we comeor, humble. licth, and wherewith thou mightest be up, to do to him as he hath done to us. c ver. 19. bound to afflict thee.

11 Then three thousand men of Judah 3 went down. 7 And Samson said unto her, If they went 3 to the top of the rock Etam, and 4 moist, or, bind me with seven - green withs that said to Sarnson, Knowest thou not that the new cords. were never dried, thea shall I be weak, d Philistines are rulers e over us? whatd c.14.4. and be 5 as another nan. is this that thou hast done unto us? And le Ps. 106.41. 8 Then the lords of the Philistines he said unto them, As they did unto me, one.

brought up to her seven green withs so have I done unto them.

which had not beca dried, and she bound 12 And they sard unto him, We are come

him with them. down to bind thee, that we may deliver

9 (Now there were men lving in wait, thee into the hand of the Philistines. And

abiding with her in the chamber.) And Samson said unto them, Swear unto me,

she said unto him. The Philistines be upon that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.

thee, Samson. And he brake the withs,as a 13 And they spake unto him, saying, 6 smelleth. i thread of tow is broken when it 6 toucheth No; but we will bind thee fast, and de

the fire : so his strength was not known. liver thee into their hand; but surely welfc-14.6. 10 And Delilah said unto Sanson, Be will not kill thee. And they bound him wherewith hold, thou hast mocked me, and told me with two new cords, and brought him work hath plies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith up from the rock.

not been thou mightest be bound. 14 And whea he came unto Lehi, thel done. | 11 And he said unto her. If they bind Philistines shouted against him: and f the s Ps.18.34. me fast with new ropes that never were Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon were melted.loccupied, then shall I be weak, and be him, and the cords g that were upon his 9 noiet. as another man. arins became as flax that was burnt with 1 an heap, 12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, fire, and his 8 bands loosed from off his two heaps, and bound him therewith, and said unto hands.

2 1. e. the him, The Philistines be upon thee, Sam. 15 Aud he found a new jaw-bone of an lifting up son. (And there were liers in wait abid18, and put forth his hand and took it, of the jaw. ling in the chambe..) And he brake them and slew a thousand men therewith. I bone, or, the from off his arms like a thread.

26 And Samson sid, With the jaw-bone casting 13 And Delilah said unto Sampson, Hi. of an ass, 1 hears upon heaps, with the way of the therto thou hast mocked me, and told me jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. jaw-bone. lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be

17 And it came to pass, when he had h Ps.3.7. bound. And he said unto her, If thou made an end of speaking, that he castli c.14.16. weavest the seven locks of my head with away the jaw-bone out of his hand, and 3 or. Lchi. the web. called that place ? Ramath-lehi.

k Is.44.3. | 14 And she fastened it with the pin, 18 And he was sore athirst, and called Is.40.29. and said unto him, The Philistines be on the LORD, and said, Thou h hast given 4 i. e. the upon 'hee, Samson. And he awaked out this great deliverance into the hand of well of him of h's sleep, and went away with the pin thy servant : and now shall I die for that called of the beam, and with the web. thirst, and fall into the hand of the un- or cried. 15 And she said unto him, Ilow i canst circumcised ?

Ps.34.6. thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is 19 But God clave an hollow place that 5 shortened. not with me? thou hast mocked me these soas in 3 the jaw, and there came k water m He seems three times, and hast :ot told me where thereout; and when he had drank, his to have in thy great strength licth. spirit came again, I &he revived: where- judged 16 And it came to pass. when she pressed fore he called the name thereof 4 En-hak. South-west him daily with her words, and urged him, kore, which is in Lehi unto this day. Israel dur. so that his soul was 5 vexod uuto death,

20 And he judged m Israel in the days ing twenty 17 That he told n her all his heart, and of the Philistines twenty years.

yearsoftheir said unto her, There hath not come a CHAP. XVI.

servitude of razor upon mine head ; for o I have buon THEN went Samson to Gaza, and siw the Phi. a Nazarite unto God from my mother's

there 6 an harlot, & went in unto her. listines. womb : if I be shaven, iken my strength 2 And it was told the Gazites, saying, c.13.1. will go from me, and I shall become Samson is come hither. And they com- n Pr. 12.23. weak, and be like any other man. passed phim in,and laid wait for hini all! Mi.7.5. 18 And when Delilah saw that he had night in the gate of tho city, and were o Nu.6.5. told her all his heart, she sent and called quiet all the night, saying, in the morn. c. 13.5. for the lords of the Philistines, saying, ing, when it is day, we shall kill him. 6 a woman, Come up this once ; for he hath shewed

3 And Samson lay till midnight, and an harlot. me all his heart. Then the lonls of the arose at midnight, and took the doors of p ISa 23.26. Philistines came up unto her, and brought the gate of the city, and the two posts, Ps. 118.10-12. money in their hand. and went away with them, 8 bar and all, silent. | 19 And a she made him sleep upon ber and put theni upon his shoulders, and 8 with the knces: and she called for a man, and she carried them up to the top of an hill that bar.

caused him to shave off the seven locki is before Hebron.

Iq Pr. 7.26. of his head ; and she began to afflict him, 4 And it came to pass afterward, that l'Ec7.26. and his strength went from him.

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