1 H3212 Then went H8123 Samson H5804 to Gaza, H7200 and saw H8033 there H2181 an harlot, H935 and went in to her.
2 H5841 And it was told the Gazites, H559 saying, H8123 Samson H935 is come H5437 here. And they compassed H693 him in, and laid wait H3605 for him all H3915 night H8179 in the gate H5892 of the city, H2790 and were quiet H3605 all H3915 the night, H559 saying, H1242 In the morning, H5704 when H1242 it is day, H2026 we shall kill him.
3 H8123 And Samson H7901 lay H5704 till H2677 midnight, H3915 H6965 and arose H2677 at midnight, H3915 H270 and took H1817 the doors H8179 of the gate H5892 of the city, H8147 and the two H4201 posts, H5265 and went H5265 away H1280 with them, bar H5973 and all, H7760 and put H3802 them on his shoulders, H5927 and carried H7218 them up to the top H2022 of an hill H5921 that is before H6440 H2275 Hebron.
4 H1961 And it came H310 to pass afterward, H3651 H157 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 came H559 up to her, and said H6601 to her, Entice H7200 him, and see H4100 wherein H1419 his great H3581 strength H4100 lies, and by what H3201 means we may prevail H631 against him, that we may bind H6031 him to afflict H5414 him; and we will give H376 you every H376 one H505 of us eleven H3967 H3967 hundred H3701 pieces of silver.
6 H1807 And Delilah H559 said H8123 to Samson, H5046 Tell H4994 me, I pray H4100 you, wherein H1419 your great H3581 strength H4100 lies, and with which H631 you might be bound H6031 to afflict you.
7 H8123 And Samson H559 said H518 to her, If H631 they bind H7651 me with seven H3892 green H3499 thongs H3808 that were never H2717 dried, H2470 then shall I be weak, H259 and be as another H120 man.
8 H5633 Then the lords H6430 of the Philistines H5927 brought H7651 up to her seven H3892 green H3499 thongs H834 which H2717 had not been dried, H631 and she bound him with them.
9 H693 Now there were men lying in wait, H3427 abiding H2315 with her in the chamber. H559 And she said H6430 to him, The Philistines H8123 be on you, Samson. H5423 And he broke H3499 the thongs, H6616 as a thread H5296 of wick H5423 is broken H7306 when it touches H784 the fire. H3581 So his strength H3045 was not known.
10 H1807 And Delilah H559 said H8123 to Samson, H2009 Behold, H2048 you have mocked H1696 me, and told H3576 me lies: H6258 now H5046 tell H4994 me, I pray H4100 you, with which H631 you might be bound.
11 H559 And he said H518 to her, If H631 they bind H2319 me fast with new H5688 ropes H3808 that never H6213 were occupied, H4399 H2470 then shall I be weak, H259 and be as another H120 man.
12 H1807 Delilah H3947 therefore took H2319 new H5688 ropes, H631 and bound H559 him therewith, and said H6430 to him, The Philistines H8123 be on you, Samson. H693 And there were liers in wait H3427 abiding H2315 in the chamber. H5423 And he broke H5921 them from off H2220 his arms H2339 like a thread.
13 H1807 And Delilah H559 said H8123 to Samson, H5704 Till now H2008 H2048 you have mocked H1696 me, and told H3576 me lies: H5046 tell H4100 me with which H631 you might be bound. H559 And he said H518 to her, If H707 you weave H7651 the seven H4253 locks H7218 of my head H4545 with the web.
14 H8628 And she fastened H3489 it with the pin, H559 and said H6430 to him, The Philistines H8123 be on you, Samson. H3364 And he awaked H8142 out of his sleep, H5265 and went H5265 away H3489 with the pin H708 of the beam, H4545 and with the web.
15 H559 And she said H349 to him, How H559 can you say, H157 I love H3820 you, when your heart H2048 is not with me? you have mocked H2088 me these H7969 three H6471 times, H5046 and have not told H4100 me wherein H1419 your great H3581 strength lies.
16 H1961 And it came H3588 to pass, when H6693 she pressed H3117 him daily H1697 with her words, H509 and urged H5315 him, so that his soul H7114 was vexed H4191 to death;
17 H5046 That he told H3605 her all H3820 his heart, H559 and said H5927 to her, There has not come H4177 a razor H7218 on my head; H5139 for I have been a Nazarite H430 to God H517 from my mother’s H990 womb: H518 if H1548 I be shaven, H3581 then my strength H5493 will go H2470 from me, and I shall become H2470 weak, H3605 and be like any H120 other man.
18 H1807 And when Delilah H7200 saw H5046 that he had told H3605 her all H3820 his heart, H7971 she sent H7121 and called H5633 for the lords H6430 of the Philistines, H559 saying, H5927 Come H6471 up this once, H5046 for he has showed H3605 me all H3820 his heart. H5633 Then the lords H6430 of the Philistines H5927 came H5927 up to her, and brought H3701 money H3027 in their hand.
19 H3462 And she made him sleep H1290 on her knees; H7121 and she called H376 for a man, H1548 and she caused him to shave H7651 off the seven H4253 locks H7218 of his head; H2490 and she began H6031 to afflict H3581 him, and his strength H5493 went from him.
20 H559 And she said, H6430 The Philistines H8123 be on you, Samson. H3364 And he awoke H8142 out of his sleep, H559 and said, H3318 I will go H6471 out as at other times H6471 before, H5287 and shake H3045 myself. And he knew H3068 not that the LORD H5493 was departed from him.
21 H6430 But the Philistines H270 took H5365 him, and put H5869 out his eyes, H3381 and brought H3381 him down H5804 to Gaza, H631 and bound H5178 him with fetters H5178 of brass; H2912 and he did grind H631 in the prison H1004 house.
22 H8181 However, the hair H7218 of his head H2490 began H6779 to grow H834 again after H1548 he was shaven.
23 H5633 Then the lords H6430 of the Philistines H6908 gathered H2076 them together for to offer H1419 a great H2077 sacrifice H1712 to Dagon H430 their god, H8057 and to rejoice: H559 for they said, H430 Our god H5414 has delivered H8123 Samson H341 our enemy H3027 into our hand.
24 H5971 And when the people H7200 saw H1984 him, they praised H430 their god: H559 for they said, H430 Our god H5414 has delivered H3027 into our hands H341 our enemy, H2717 and the destroyer H776 of our country, H834 which H2491 slew H7235 many of us.
25 H1961 And it came H3588 to pass, when H3820 their hearts H2896 were merry, H559 that they said, H7121 Call H8123 for Samson, H7832 that he may make us sport. H7121 And they called H8123 for Samson H631 out of the prison H1004 house; H6711 and he made them sport: H5975 and they set H996 him between H5982 the pillars.
26 H8123 And Samson H559 said H5288 to the lad H2388 that held H3027 him by the hand, H3240 Suffer H4184 me that I may feel H5982 the pillars H834 whereupon H5921 H1004 the house H3559 stands, H8172 that I may lean on them.
27 H1004 Now the house H4390 was full H582 of men H802 and women; H3605 and all H5633 the lords H6430 of the Philistines H8033 were there; H1406 and there were on the roof H7969 about three H505 thousand H376 men H802 and women, H7200 that beheld H8123 while Samson H7832 made sport.
28 H8123 And Samson H7121 called H3068 to the LORD, H559 and said, H136 O Lord H3069 God, H2142 remember H4994 me, I pray H2388 you, and strengthen H4994 me, I pray H389 you, only H2088 this H6471 once, H430 O God, H5358 that I may be at once avenged H6430 of the Philistines H8147 for my two H5869 eyes.
29 H8123 And Samson H3943 took hold H8147 of the two H8432 middle H5982 pillars H834 on which H1004 the house H3559 stood, H5921 and on H5564 which it was borne H259 up, of the one H3225 with his right H3225 hand, H259 and of the other H8040 with his left.
30 H8123 And Samson H559 said, H4191 Let me die H6430 with the Philistines. H5186 And he bowed H3581 himself with all his might; H1004 and the house H5307 fell H5633 on the lords, H3605 and on all H5971 the people H4191 that were therein. So the dead H834 which H4191 he slew H4194 at his death H7227 were more H834 than they which H4191 he slew H2416 in his life.
31 H251 Then his brothers H3605 and all H1004 the house H1 of his father H3381 came H3381 down, H5375 and took H5927 him, and brought H6912 him up, and buried H996 him between H6881 Zorah H847 and Eshtaol H6913 in the burial plot H4495 of Manoah H1 his father. H8199 And he judged H3478 Israel H6242 twenty H8141 years.