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Judges 16

Samson has sex with a harlot
16:1

16:1 Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.

After Samson finished killing 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass, he had sex with a prostitute.

Samson carries the doors and gate posts of the city to the top of the hill
16:2-3

16:2 And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him.

When the Gazites heard that Samson was coming, they planned to kill him.

16:3 And Samson lay till 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 them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.

At midnight, Samson ripped out the doors and gate posts of the city and carried them to the top of a hill.
Samson and Delilah
16:4-20

16:4 And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Then Samson loved a woman named Delilah.

16:5 And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

The Philistines came to Delilah and said to her,
Find out what makes Samson so strong and we'll each give you 1100 pieces of silver. [1]

16:6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.

Delilah said to Samson,
What makes you so strong?

How could you be tied up?

16:7 And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

Samson said,
If they tied me with seven new bowstrings that have never been dried, I'd be as weak as any other man.

16:8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

So the Philistines brought Delilah seven new undried bowstrings, and she tied Samson with them.

16:9 Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength was not known.

While several Philistines hid nearby, Delilah said to Samson,
Hey Samson, the Philistines are coming!
But he broke the bowstrings as though they were burnt strings.

16:10 And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.

Then Delilah said to Samson,
You lied to me before. Don't lie to me again.

Tell me how you can be tied up.

16:11 And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

Samson said,
If they tied me with new ropes, I'd be as weak as any other man.

16:12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms like a thread.

So she tied him with ropes and then shouted,

Hey Samson, the Philistines are coming!

But he broke the ropes like they were threads.

16:13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.

Delilah said again to Samson,
You lied to me again. Tell me the truth this time.

How you can be tied up?

Samson said,
Weave my braids into the loom.

16:14 And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep, and went away with the pin of the beam, and with the web.

So Delilah wove his seven hair braids into a loom, nailed the whole mess to the wall, and said to him,

Hey Samson, the Philistines are coming!
Samson woke up and pulled the loom from the wall.

16:15 And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

Delilah said to Samson,

How can you say you love me when you have lied to me three times when I asked you how come you are so strong.

16:16 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;

When she kept asking him each day the same question, Samson thought he was going to die.

16:17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

So finally he told her the truth, saying,
If you shave my hair off, I will be as weak as any man.

16:18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.

Delilah thought that this time he was telling her the truth, so she told the Philistines to come pay her the money that they'd promised to give her.

16:19 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.

She made him fall asleep on her knees, and had a man shave off Samson's seven braids.

And Samson lost his strength.

16:20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.

Then Delilah said one more time to Samson,
Hey Samson, the Philistines are coming!
And Samson woke up and said, "I'll break loose like I always do," not knowing that the Lord [2] had left him.
Samson kills 3000 in a suicide terrorist attack
16:21-31

16:21 But 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 in the prison house.

Then the Philistines captured Samson, gouged out his eyes, and put him in prison.

16:22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven.

But Samson's hair begain to grow.

16:23 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.

16:24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.

The Philistines rejoiced and sacrificed to Dagon their god, and said,
Our god has delivered Samson into our hand.

16:25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.

16:26 And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.

While the Philistines' hearts were merry, they brought in Samson to entertain them.

16:27 Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.

The house was full of about 3000 men and women.

16:28 And Samson called unto the LORD, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

Samson called out to God, saying,
Make me strong so I can get revenge on the Philistines for gouging out my eyes.

16:29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.

16:30 And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.

Samson grabbed the pillars and said,
Let me die with the Philistines.
And the house fell upon the people, killing them all.

So Samson killed more while dying than he killed in his life. [3]

16:31 Then his brethren 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 buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.

Samson's father buried him.

And Samson judged Israel for twenty years.