1 H3212 [H8799] Then went H8123 Samson H5804 to Gaza H7200 [H8799] , and saw H802 H2181 [H8802] there an harlot H935 [H8799] , and went in to her.
2 H5841 And it was told the Gazites H559 [H8800] , saying H8123 , Samson H935 [H8804] is come H5437 [H8799] here. And they surrounded H693 [H8799] him, and laid wait H3915 for him all night H8179 in the gate H5892 of the city H2790 [H8691] , and were quiet H3915 all the night H559 [H8800] , saying H1242 , In the morning H216 , when it is day H2026 [H8804] , we shall kill him.
3 H8123 And Samson H7901 [H8799] lay H2677 H3915 till midnight H6965 [H8799] , and arose H2677 H3915 at midnight H270 [H8799] , and took H1817 the doors H8179 of the gate H5892 of the city H8147 , and the two H4201 posts H5265 [H8799] , and went away H1280 with them, bar H7760 [H8799] and all, and put H3802 them upon his shoulders H5927 [H8686] , and carried them up H7218 to the top H2022 of an hill H6440 that is before H2275 Hebron.
4 H310 And it came to pass afterward H157 [H8799] , that he loved H802 a woman H5158 in the valley H7796 of Sorek H8034 , whose name H1807 was Delilah.
5 H5633 And the lords H6430 of the Philistines H5927 [H8799] came H559 [H8799] to her, and said H6601 [H8761] to her, Entice H7200 [H8798] him, and see H1419 where his great H3581 strength H3201 [H8799] lieth, and by what means we may prevail H631 [H8804] against him, that we may bind H6031 [H8763] him to afflict H5414 [H8799] him: and we will give H376 thee every one H505 H3967 of us eleven hundred H3701 pieces of silver.
6 H1807 And Delilah H559 [H8799] said H8123 to Samson H5046 [H8685] , Tell H1419 me, I pray thee, where thy great H3581 strength H631 [H8735] lieth, and how thou mayest be bound H6031 [H8763] to afflict thee.
7 H8123 And Samson H559 [H8799] said H631 [H8799] to her, If they bind H7651 me with seven H3892 new H3499 cords H2717 [H8795] that were never dried H2470 [H8804] , then shall I be weak H259 , and be as another H120 man.
8 H5633 Then the lords H6430 of the Philistines H5927 [H8686] brought H7651 to her seven H3892 new H3499 cords H2717 [H8795] which had not been dried H631 [H8799] , and she bound him with them.
9 H693 [H8802] Now there were men lying in wait H3427 [H8802] , abiding H2315 with her in the chamber H559 [H8799] . And she said H6430 to him, The Philistines H8123 are upon thee, Samson H5423 [H8762] . And he broke H3499 the cords H6616 , as a string H5296 of a wick H5423 [H8735] is broken H7306 [H8687] when it toucheth H784 the fire H3581 . So his strength H3045 [H8738] was not known.
10 H1807 And Delilah H559 [H8799] said H8123 to Samson H2048 [H8765] , Behold, thou hast mocked H1696 [H8762] me, and told H3577 me lies H5046 [H8685] : now tell H631 [H8735] me, I pray thee, how thou mayest be bound.
11 H559 [H8799] And he said H631 [H8799] to her, If they bind H631 [H8800] me securely H2319 with new H5688 ropes H4399 H6213 [H8738] that never were used H2470 [H8804] , then shall I be weak H259 , and be as another H120 man.
12 H1807 Delilah H3947 [H8799] therefore took H2319 new H5688 ropes H631 [H8799] , and bound H559 [H8799] him with them, and said H6430 to him, The Philistines H8123 are upon thee, Samson H693 [H8802] . And there were those lying in wait H3427 [H8802] abiding H2315 in the chamber H5423 [H8762] . And he broke H2220 them from off his arms H2339 like a thread.
13 H1807 And Delilah H559 [H8799] said H8123 to Samson H2008 , Until now H2048 [H8765] thou hast mocked H1696 [H8762] me, and told H3577 me lies H5046 [H8685] : tell H631 [H8735] me how thou mayest be bound H559 [H8799] . And he said H707 [H8799] to her, If thou weavest H7651 the seven H4253 locks H7218 of my head H4545 with the web.
14 H8628 [H8799] And she fastened H3489 it with the pin H559 [H8799] , and said H6430 to him, The Philistines H8123 are upon thee, Samson H3364 [H8799] . And he awoke H8142 from his sleep H5265 [H8799] , and went away H3489 with the pin H708 of the beam H4545 , and with the web.
15 H559 [H8799] And she said H349 to him, How H559 [H8799] canst thou say H157 [H8804] , I love H3820 thee, when thy heart H2048 [H8765] is not with me? thou hast mocked H7969 me these three H6471 times H5046 [H8689] , and hast not told H1419 me where thy great H3581 strength lieth.
16 H6693 [H8689] And it came to pass, when she pressed H3117 him daily H1697 with her words H509 [H8762] , and urged H5315 him, so that his soul H7114 [H8799] was vexed H4191 [H8800] to death;
17 H5046 [H8686] That he told H3820 her all his heart H559 [H8799] , and said H5927 [H8804] to her, There hath not come H4177 a razor H7218 upon my head H5139 ; for I have been a Nazarite H430 to God H517 from my mother's H990 womb H1548 [H8795] : if I be shaved H3581 , then my strength H5493 [H8804] will go H2470 [H8804] from me, and I shall become weak H120 , and be like any other man.
18 H1807 And when Delilah H7200 [H8799] saw H5046 [H8689] that he had told H3820 her all his heart H7971 [H8799] , she sent H7121 [H8799] and called H5633 for the lords H6430 of the Philistines H559 [H8800] , saying H5927 [H8798] , Come up H6471 this once H5046 [H8689] , for he hath showed H3820 me all his heart H5633 . Then the lords H6430 of the Philistines H5927 [H8804] came up H5927 [H8686] to her, and brought H3701 money H3027 in their hand.
19 H3462 [H8762] And she made him sleep H1290 upon her knees H7121 [H8799] ; and she called H376 for a man H1548 [H8762] , and she caused him to shave off H7651 the seven H4253 locks H7218 of his head H2490 [H8686] ; and she began H6031 [H8763] to afflict H3581 him, and his strength H5493 [H8799] went from him.
20 H559 [H8799] And she said H6430 , The Philistines H8123 are upon thee, Samson H3364 [H8799] . And he awoke H8142 out of his sleep H559 [H8799] , and said H3318 [H8799] , I will go out H6471 as at other times before H5287 [H8735] , and shake H3045 [H8804] myself. And he knew H3068 not that the LORD H5493 [H8804] had departed from him.
21 H6430 But the Philistines H270 [H8799] took H5365 [H8762] him, and put out H5869 his eyes H3381 [H8686] , and brought him down H5804 to Gaza H631 [H8799] , and bound H5178 him with fetters of brass H2912 [H8802] ; and he did grind H631 [H8803] in the prison H1004 house.
22 H8181 However the hair H7218 of his head H2490 [H8686] began H6779 [H8763] to grow again H834 after H1548 [H8795] he was shaved.
23 H5633 Then the lords H6430 of the Philistines H622 [H8738] gathered them together H2076 [H8800] to offer H1419 a great H2077 sacrifice H1712 to Dagon H430 their god H8057 , and to rejoice H559 [H8799] : for they said H430 , Our god H5414 [H8804] hath delivered H8123 Samson H341 [H8802] our enemy H3027 into our hand.
24 H5971 And when the people H7200 [H8799] saw H1984 [H8762] him, they praised H430 their god H559 [H8804] : for they said H430 , Our god H5414 [H8804] hath delivered H3027 into our hands H341 [H8802] our enemy H2717 [H8688] , and the destroyer H776 of our country H2491 , who slew H7235 [H8689] many of us.
25 H3820 And it came to pass, when their hearts H2896 were merry H559 [H8799] , that they said H7121 [H8798] , Call H8123 for Samson H7832 [H8762] , that he may make us sport H7121 [H8799] . And they called H8123 for Samson H631 [H8803] out of the prison H1004 house H6440 ; and he made them H6711 [H8762] sport H5975 [H8686] : and they set H5982 him between the pillars.
26 H8123 And Samson H559 [H8799] said H5288 to the lad H2388 [H8688] that held H3027 him by the hand H3240 [H8685] , Permit H4184 H3237 [H8685] me to feel H5982 the pillars H1004 upon which the house H3559 [H8737] standeth H8172 [H8735] , that I may lean upon them.
27 H1004 Now the house H4390 [H8804] was full H582 of men H802 and women H5633 ; and all the lords H6430 of the Philistines H1406 were there; and there were upon the roof H7969 about three H505 thousand H376 men H802 and women H7200 [H8802] , that beheld H8123 while Samson H7832 [H8800] made sport.
28 H8123 And Samson H7121 [H8799] called H3068 to the LORD H559 [H8799] , and said H136 , O Lord H3069 GOD H2142 [H8798] , remember H2388 [H8761] me, I pray thee, and strengthen H6471 me, I pray thee, only this once H430 , O God H259 , that I may be at once H5358 H5359 [H8735] avenged H6430 of the Philistines H8147 for my two H5869 eyes.
29 H8123 And Samson H3943 [H8799] took hold H8147 of the two H8432 middle H5982 pillars H1004 upon which the house H3559 [H8737] stood H5564 [H8735] , and on which it rested H259 , of the one H3225 with his right hand H259 , and of the other H8040 with his left.
30 H8123 And Samson H559 [H8799] said H4191 H5315 [H8799] , Let me die H6430 with the Philistines H5186 [H8799] . And he bowed H3581 himself with all his might H1004 ; and the house H5307 [H8799] fell H5633 upon the lords H5971 , and upon all the people H4191 [H8801] that were in it. So the dead H4191 [H8689] which he slew H4194 at his death H7227 were more H4191 [H8689] than they which he slew H2416 in his life.
31 H251 Then his brethren H1004 and all the house H1 of his father H3381 [H8799] came down H5375 [H8799] , and took H5927 [H8799] him, and brought him up H6912 [H8799] , and buried H6881 him between Zorah H847 and Eshtaol H6913 in the buryingplace H4495 of Manoah H1 his father H8199 [H8804] . And he judged H3478 Israel H6242 twenty H8141 years.