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1. Then Samson went to Gaza. And he saw a harlot there, and went in to her.

2. The Gazites were told, saying, “Samson has come here.” And they surrounded him and laid wait for him all night at the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, “Until the light of the morning, then we shall kill him.”

3. And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and picked them up, with the bar, and put them upon his shoulders and carried them up to the top of a hill that is before Hebron.

4. And afterwards it came to pass, he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

5. And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, “Lure him and see where his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, so that we may tie him to afflict him. And each one of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.”

6. And Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me where your great strength lies, and with what you may be bound to afflict you.”

7. And Samson said to her, “If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then I shall be weak and be as another man.”

8. Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green cords which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

9. And the ambush was waiting with her in the inner room. And she said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he broke the cords like a thread of flax when it touches fire. And the secret of his strength was not known.

10. And Delilah said to Samson, “Behold, you have mocked me and told me lies. Now, please, tell me with what you may be bound.”

11. And he said to her, “If they bind me fast with new ropes that have never been used, then I shall be weak and be as another man.”

12. And Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them, and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And the ambush was waiting for him in the inner room. And he broke them from off his arms like a thread.

13. And Delilah said to Samson, “You have mocked me until now, and told me lies. Tell me with what you may be bound.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web.”

14. And she fastened it with the pin, and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awakened out of his sleep, and pulled out the pin, the handloom and the web.

15. And she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ and your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not told me in what your great strength lies.”

16. And it came to pass because she distressed him with her words daily and urged him, his soul was grieved to death.

17. And he told her all his heart, and said to her, “A razor has not come upon my hair, for I am a Nazarite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I will become weak and be like any man.

18. And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come this once, for he has showed me all his heart.” Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought silver in their hands.

19. And she made him 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.

20. And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke out of his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him.

21. And the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass. And he did grind grain in the prison house.

22. However, the hair of his head began to grow again after he had been shaven.

23. Then the lords of the Philistines gathered in order to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice, for they said, “Our god has delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.”

24. And the people saw him and praised their god, for they said, “Our god has delivered our enemy into our hand, and the destroyer of our country, who killed many of us.”

25. And when their hearts were merry, it came to pass that they said, “Call for Samson and he will make sport for us.” And they called for Samson out of the prison house. And he made sport for them, and they set him between the pillars.

26. And Samson said to the lad who held him by the hand, “Allow me to feel the pillars upon which the house stands, so that I may lean upon them.”

27. Now the house was full of men and women. And all the lords of the Philistines were there. And upon the roof were about three thousand men and women who watched while Samson made sport.

28. And Samson called to the LORD and said, “O, Lord GOD, remember me, I pray You, and strengthen me, I pray You, only this once, O God, so that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.”

29. And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was held up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.

30. And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” And he pushed mightily with all his strength, and the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those he killed in his life.

31. Then his brothers and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the burying place of Manoah his father. And he had judged Israel twenty years.

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The GazitesH5841
HRdHNp
were told, saying,H559
HRHVqc
"SamsonH8123
HNp
has comeH935
HVqp3ms
here."H2008
HD
And they surroundedH5437
HCHVqw3mp
him and laid waitH693
HCHVqw3mp
for himHl
HRHSp3ms
allH3605
HNcmsc
nightH3915
HTdHNcmsa
at the gateH8179
HRHNcmsc
of the city,H5892
HTdHNcfsa
and were quietH2790
HCHVtw3mp
allH3605
HNcmsc
the night,H3915
HTdHNcmsa
saying,H559
HRHVqc
"UntilH5704
HR
the lightH216
HNcbsc
of the morning,H1242
HTdHNcmsa
then we shall kill him."H2026
HCHVqp1cpHSp3ms

And SamsonH8123
HNp
layH7901
HCHVqw3ms
tillH5704
HR
midnight,H2677
HNcmsc
H3915
HTdHNcmsa
and aroseH6965
HCHVqw3ms
at midnight,H2677
HRHNcmsc
H3915
HTdHNcmsa
and took holdH270
HCHVqw3ms
of the doorsH1817
HRHNcfpc
of the gateH8179
HNcmsc
of the cityH5892
HTdHNcfsa
and the twoH8147
HCHRHAcfdc
posts,H4201
HTdHNcfpa
and picked them up,H5265
HCHVqw3msHSp3mp
withH5973
HR
the bar,H1280
HTdHNcmsa
and putH7760
HCHVqw3ms
themuponH5921
HR
his shouldersH3802
HNcfdcHSp3ms
and carried them upH5927
HCHVhw3msHSp3mp
toH413
HR
the topH7218
HNcmsc
of a hillH2022
HTdHNcmsa
thatH834
HTr
isbeforeH5921
HR
H6440
HNcbpc
Hebron.H2275
HNp

AndH3651
HD
afterwardsH310
HR
it came to pass,H1961
HCHVqw3ms
he lovedH157
HCHVqw3ms
a womanH802
HNcfsa
in the valleyH5158
HRHNcmsc
of Sorek,H7796
HNp
whose nameH8034
HCHNcmscHSp3fs
wasDelilah.H1807
HNp

And the lordsH5633
HNcmpc
of the PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
came upH5927
HCHVqw3mp
to her,H413
HRHSp3fs
and saidH559
HCHVqw3mp
to her,Hl
HRHSp3fs
"LureH6601
HVpv2fs
himH853
HToHSp3ms
and seeH7200
HCHVqv2fs
whereH4100
HRHTi
his greatH1419
HAamsa
strengthH3581
HNcmscHSp3ms
lies, and by what meansH4100
HCHRHTi
we may prevailH3201
HVqi1cp
against him,Hl
HRHSp3ms
so that we may tie himH631
HCHVqp1cpHSp3ms
to afflict him.H6031
HRHVpcHSp3ms
And each oneH376
HNcmsa
of usH587
HCHPp1cp
will giveH5414
HVqi1cp
youHl
HRHSp2fs
eleven hundredH505
HAcbsa
H3967
HCHAcbsa
pieces of silver."H3701
HNcmsa

And DelilahH1807
HNp
saidH559
HCHVqw3fs
toH413
HR
Samson,H8123
HNp
"PleaseH4994
HTj
tellH5046
HVhv2msHSh
meHl
HRHSp1cs
whereH4100
HRHTi
your greatH1419
HAamsa
strengthH3581
HNcmscHSp2ms
lies, and with whatH4100
HCHRHTi
you may be boundH631
HVNi2ms
to afflict you."H6031
HRHVpcHSp2ms

And SamsonH8123
HNp
saidH559
HCHVqw3ms
to her,H413
HRHSp3fs
"IfH518
HC
they bind meH631
HVqi3mpHSp1cs
with sevenH7651
HRHAcmsa
greenH3892
HAampa
cordsH3499
HNcmpa
thatH834
HTr
were neverH3808
HTn
dried,H2717
HVPp3cp
then I shall be weakH2470
HCHVqp1cs
and beH1961
HCHVqp1cs
as anotherH259
HRHAcmsc
man."H120
HTdHNcmsa

Then the lordsH5633
HNcmpc
of the PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
brought upH5927
HCHVhw3mp
to herHl
HRHSp3fs
sevenH7651
HAcmsa
greenH3892
HAampa
cordsH3499
HNcmpa
whichH834
HTr
had notH3808
HTn
been dried,H2717
HVPp3cp
and she bound himH631
HCHVqw3fsHSp3ms
with them.Hb
HRHSp3mp

And the ambushH693
HCHTdHVqrmsa
waswaitingH3427
HVqrmsa
with herHl
HRHSp3fs
in the inner room.H2315
HRdHNcmsa
And she saidH559
HCHVqw3fs
to him,H413
HRHSp3ms
"The PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
areupon you,H5921
HRHSp2ms
Samson!"H8123
HNp
And he brokeH5423
HCHVpw3ms
H853
HTo
the cordsH3499
HTdHNcmpa
likeH834
HRHTr
a threadH6616
HNcmsc
of flaxH5296
HTdHNcfsa
H5423
HVNi3ms
when it touchesH7306
HRHVhcHSp3ms
fire.H784
HNcbsa
And the secret of his strengthH3581
HNcmscHSp3ms
was notH3808
HCHTn
known.H3045
HVNp3ms

And DelilahH1807
HNp
tookH3947
HCHVqw3fs
newH2319
HAampa
ropesH5688
HNcbpa
and bound himH631
HCHVqw3fsHSp3ms
with them,Hb
HRHSp3mp
and saidH559
HCHVqw3fs
to him,H413
HRHSp3ms
"The PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
areupon you,H5921
HRHSp2ms
Samson!"H8123
HNp
And the ambushH693
HCHTdHVqrmsa
waswaitingH3427
HVqrmsa
for him in the inner room.H2315
HRdHNcmsa
And he broke themH5423
HCHVpw3msHSp3mp
from offH5921
HRHR
his armsH2220
HNcbpcHSp3ms
like a thread.H2339
HRdHNcmsa

And she fastenedH8628
HCHVqw3fs
itwith the pin,H3489
HRdHNcfsa
and saidH559
HCHVqw3fs
to him,H413
HRHSp3ms
"The PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
are upon you,H5921
HRHSp2ms
Samson!"H8123
HNp
And he awakenedH3364
HCHVqw3ms
out of his sleep,H8142
HRHNcfscHSp3ms
and pulled outH5265
HCHVqw3ms
H853
HTo
the pin,H3489
HTdHNcfsa
the handloomH708
HTdHNcmsa
andH853
HCHTo
the web.H4545
HTdHNcfsa

And she saidH559
HCHVqw3fs
to him,H413
HRHSp3ms
"HowH349
HTi
can you say,H559
HVqi2ms
'I love you,'H157
HVqp1csHSp2fs
and your heartH3820
HCHNcmscHSp2ms
isnotH369
HTn
with me?H854
HRHSp1cs
You have mockedH2048
HVhp2ms
meHb
HRHSp1cs
theseH2088
HPdxms
threeH7969
HAcfsa
times,H6471
HNcfpa
and have notH3808
HCHTn
toldH5046
HVhp2ms
meHl
HRHSp1cs
in whatH4100
HRHTi
your greatH1419
HAamsa
strengthH3581
HNcmscHSp2ms
lies.">

And it came to passH1961
HCHVqw3ms
becauseH3588
HC
she distressedH6693
HVhp3fs
himHl
HRHSp3ms
with her wordsH1697
HRHNcmpcHSp3fs
dailyH3605
HNcmsc
H3117
HTdHNcmpa
and urged him,H509
HCHVpw3fsHSp3ms
his soulH5315
HNcbscHSp3ms
was grievedH7114
HCHVqw3fs
to death.H4191
HRHVqc

And when DelilahH1807
HNp
sawH7200
HCHVqw3fs
thatH3588
HC
he had toldH5046
HVhp3ms
herHl
HRHSp3fs
H853
HTo
allH3605
HNcmsc
his heart,H3820
HNcmscHSp3ms
she sentH7971
HCHVqw3fs
and calledH7121
HCHVqw3fs
for the lordsH5633
HRHNcmpc
of the Philistines,H6430
HNgmpa
saying,H559
HRHVqc
"ComeH5927
HVqv2mp
this once,H6471
HTdHNcfsa
forH3588
HC
he has showedH5046
HVhp3ms
meHl
HRHSp1cs
H853
HTo
allH3605
HNcmsc
his heart."H3820
HNcmscHSp3ms
Then the lordsH5633
HNcmpc
of the PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
came upH5927
HCHVqp3cp
to herH413
HRHSp3fs
and broughtH5927
HCHVhw3mp
silverH3701
HTdHNcmsa
in their hands.H3027
HRHNcbscHSp3mp

And she made him sleepH3462
HCHVpw3fsHSp3ms
uponH5921
HR
her knees.H1290
HNcfdcHSp3fs
And she calledH7121
HCHVqw3fs
for a man,H376
HRdHNcmsa
and she caused him to shave offH1548
HCHVpw3fs
H853
HTo
the sevenH7651
HAcfsa
locksH4253
HNcfpc
of his head.H7218
HNcmscHSp3ms
And she beganH2490
HCHVhw3fs
to afflict him,H6031
HRHVpcHSp3ms
and his strengthH3581
HNcmscHSp3ms
wentH5493
HCHVqw3ms
from him.H5921
HRHRHSp3ms

And she said,H559
HCHVqw3fs
"The PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
areupon you,H5921
HRHSp2ms
Samson!"H8123
HNp
And he awokeH3364
HCHVqw3ms
out of his sleepH8142
HRHNcfscHSp3ms
and said,H559
HCHVqw3ms
"I will go outH3318
HVqi1cs
as at other timesH6471
HRHNcfsa
before,H6471
HRHNcfsa
and shake myselfH5287
HCHVNi1cs
free." But heH1931
HCHPp3ms
did notH3808
HTn
knowH3045
HVqp3ms
thatH3588
HC
the LORDH3068
HNp
had departedH5493
HVqp3ms
from him.H5921
HRHRHSp3ms

And the PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
took himH270
HCHVqw3mpHSp3ms
and put outH5365
HCHVpw3mp
H853
HTo
his eyes,H5869
HNcbdcHSp3ms
and brought himH853
HToHSp3ms
downH3381
HCHVhw3mp
to Gaza,H5804
HNpHSd
and bound himH631
HCHVqw3mpHSp3ms
with fetters of brass.H5178
HRdHNcfda
And he didH1961
HCHVqw3ms
grindH2912
HVqrmsa
grain in the prisonH631
HTdHVqsmpa
house.H1004
HRHNcmsc

However, the hairH8181
HNcmsc
of his headH7218
HNcmscHSp3ms
beganH2490
HCHVhw3ms
to grow againH6779
HRHVpc
afterH834
HRHTr
he had been shaven.H1548
HVPp3ms

Then the lordsH5633
HCHNcmpc
of the PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
gatheredH622
HVNp3cp
in order to offerH2076
HRHVqc
a greatH1419
HAamsa
sacrificeH2077
HNcmsa
to DagonH1712
HRHNp
their god,H430
HNcmpcHSp3mp
and to rejoice,H8057
HCHRHNcfsa
for they said,H559
HCHVqw3mp
"Our godH430
HNcmpcHSp1cp
has deliveredH5414
HVqp3ms
H853
HTo
SamsonH8123
HNp
our enemyH341
HVqrmpcHSp1cp
into our hand."H3027
HRHNcbscHSp1cp

And when their heartsH3820
HNcmscHSp3mp
were merry,H2896
HRHVqc
it came to passH1961
HCHVqw3ms
that they said,H559
HCHVqw3mp
"CallH7121
HVqv2mp
for SamsonH8123
HRHNp
and he will make sportH7832
HCHVpi3ms
for us."Hl
HRHSp1cp
And they calledH7121
HCHVqw3mp
for SamsonH8123
HRHNp
out of the prisonH631
HTdHVqsmpa
house.H1004
HRHNcmsc
And he made sportH6711
HCHVpw3ms
for them,H6440
HRHNcbpcHSp3mp
and they setH5975
HCHVhw3mp
himH853
HToHSp3ms
betweenH996
HR
the pillars.H5982
HTdHNcmpa

Now the houseH1004
HCHTdHNcmsa
was fullH4390
HVqp3ms
of menH376
HTdHNcmpa
and women.H802
HCHTdHNcfpa
And allH3605
HNcmsc
the lordsH5633
HNcmpc
of the PhilistinesH6430
HNgmpa
werethere.H8033
HCHDHSd
And uponH5921
HCHR
the roofH1406
HTdHNcmsa
were about threeH7969
HRHAcmsc
thousandH505
HAcbpa
menH376
HNcmsa
and womenH802
HCHNcfsa
who watchedH7200
HTdHVqrmpa
while SamsonH8123
HNp
made sport.H7832
HRHVqc

And SamsonH8123
HNp
calledH7121
HCHVqw3ms
toH413
HR
the LORDH3069
HNp
and said,H559
HCHVqw3ms
"O, LordH136
HNcmpcHSp1cs
GOD,H3068
HNp
remember me,H2142
HVqv2msHSp1cs
I prayH4994
HTe
You, and strengthen me,H2388
HCHVpv2msHSp1cs
I prayH4994
HTe
You, onlyH389
HTa
thisH2088
HTdHPdxms
once,H6471
HTdHNcfsa
O God,H430
HTdHNcmpa
so that I may be at onceH259
HAcfsa
avengedH5358
HCHVNi1cs
H5359
HNcmsc
of the PhilistinesH6430
HRHNgmpa
for my twoH8147
HRHAcfdc
eyes."H5869
HNcbdcHSp1cs

And SamsonH8123
HNp
took holdH3943
HCHVqw3ms
H853
HTo
of the twoH8147
HAcmdc
middleH8432
HTdHNcmsa
pillarsH5982
HNcmpc
uponH5921
HRHSp3mp
whichH834
HTr
the houseH1004
HTdHNcmsa
stood,H3559
HVNrmsa
and on whichH5921
HRHSp3mp
it was held up,H5564
HCHVNw3ms
of the oneH259
HAcmsa
with his right hand,H3225
HRHNcfscHSp3ms
and of the otherH259
HCHAcmsa
with his left.H8040
HRHNcmscHSp3ms

And SamsonH8123
HNp
said,H559
HCHVqw3ms
"Let meH5315
HNcbscHSp1cs
dieH4191
HVqi3fs
withH5973
HR
the Philistines."H6430
HNgmpa
And he pushedH5186
HCHVqw3ms
mightily with all his strength,H3581
HRHNcmsa
and the houseH1004
HTdHNcmsa
fellH5307
HCHVqw3ms
uponH5921
HR
the lordsH5633
HTdHNcmpa
and uponH5921
HCHR
allH3605
HNcmsc
the peopleH5971
HTdHNcmsa
H834
HTr
in it.Hb
HRHSp3ms
So the deadH4191
HTdHVqrmpa
whomH834
HTr
he killedH4191
HVhp3ms
at his deathH4194
HRHNcmscHSp3ms
wereH1961
HCHVqw3mp
moreH7227
HAampa
than thoseH834
HRHTr
he killedH4191
HVhp3ms
in his life.H2416
HRHNcmpcHSp3ms

Then his brothersH251
HNcmpcHSp3ms
and allH3605
HCHNcmsc
the houseH1004
HNcmsc
of his fatherH1
HNcmscHSp3ms
came down,H3381
HCHVqw3mp
and tookH5375
HCHVqw3mp
him,H853
HToHSp3ms
and brought him upH5927
HCHVqw3mp
and buriedH6912
HCHVqw3mp
himH853
HToHSp3ms
betweenH996
HR
ZorahH6881
HNp
andH996
HCHR
EshtaolH847
HNp
in the burying placeH6913
HRHNcmsc
of ManoahH4495
HNp
his father.H1
HNcmscHSp3ms
And heH1931
HCHPp3ms
hadjudgedH8199
HVqp3ms
H853
HTo
IsraelH3478
HNp
twentyH6242
HAcbpa
years.H8141
HNcfsa

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