1 H3117 But it came to pass after a while, H3117 in the time H2406 of wheat H7105 harvest, H8123 that Samson H6485 [H8799] visited H802 his wife H1423 H5795 with a kid; H559 [H8799] and he said, H935 [H8799] I will go in H802 to my wife H2315 into the chamber. H1 But her father H5414 [H8804] would not allow H935 [H8800] him to go in.
2 H1 And her father H559 [H8799] said, H559 [H8800] I verily H559 [H8804] thought H8130 [H8800] that thou hadst utterly H8130 [H8804] hated H5414 [H8799] her; therefore I gave H4828 her to thy companion: H6996 is not her younger H269 sister H2896 fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.
3 H8123 And Samson H559 [H8799] said H6471 concerning them, Now H5352 [H8738] shall I be more blameless H6430 than the Philistines, H6213 [H8802] though I do H7451 them harm.
4 H8123 And Samson H3212 [H8799] went H3920 [H8799] and caught H7969 three H3967 hundred H7776 foxes, H3947 [H8799] and took H3940 torches, H6437 [H8686] and turned H2180 tail H2180 to tail, H7760 [H8799] and put H259 a H3940 torch H8432 in the midst H8147 between two H2180 tails.
5 H1197 [H8686] And when he had lighted H3940 H784 the torches, H7971 [H8762] he let them go H7054 into the standing grain H6430 of the Philistines, H1197 [H8686] and burnt up H1430 both the shocks, H7054 and also the standing grain, H3754 with the vineyards H2132 and olives.
6 H6430 Then the Philistines H559 [H8799] said, H6213 [H8804] Who hath done H559 [H8799] this? And they answered, H8123 Samson, H2860 the son in law H8554 of the Timnite, H3947 [H8804] because he had taken H802 his wife, H5414 [H8799] and given H4828 her to his companion. H6430 And the Philistines H5927 [H8799] came up, H8313 [H8799] and burnt H1 her and her father H784 with fire.
7 H8123 And Samson H559 [H8799] said H518 to them, Though H6213 [H8799] ye have done H2063 this, H5358 [H8738] yet will I be avenged H310 of you, and after H2308 [H8799] that I will cease.
8 H5221 [H8686] And he smote H7785 them hip H5921 and H3409 thigh H1419 with a great H4347 slaughter: H3381 [H8799] and he went down H3427 [H8799] and dwelt H5585 in the top H5553 of the rock H5862 Etam.
9 H6430 Then the Philistines H5927 [H8799] went up, H2583 [H8799] and encamped H3063 in Judah, H5203 [H8735] and spread H3896 themselves in Lehi.
10 H376 And the men H3063 of Judah H559 [H8799] said, H5927 [H8804] Why have ye come up H559 [H8799] against us? And they answered, H5927 [H8804] We have come H631 [H8800] to bind H8123 Samson, H6213 [H8800] to do H6213 [H8804] to him as he hath done to us.
11 H7969 Then three H505 thousand H376 men H3063 of Judah H3381 [H8799] went H5585 to the top H5553 of the rock H5862 Etam, H559 [H8799] and said H8123 to Samson, H3045 [H8804] Knowest H6430 thou not that the Philistines H4910 [H8802] are rulers H6213 [H8804] over us? what is this that thou hast done H559 [H8799] to us? And he said H6213 [H8804] to them, As they did H6213 [H8804] to me, so have I done to them.
12 H559 [H8799] And they said H3381 [H8804] to him, We have come down H631 [H8800] to bind H5414 [H8800] thee, that we may deliver H3027 thee into the hand H6430 of the Philistines. H8123 And Samson H559 [H8799] said H7650 [H8734] to them, Swear H6293 [H8799] to me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.
13 H559 [H8799] And they spoke H559 [H8800] to him, saying, H631 [H8799] No; but we will bind H631 [H8800] thee securely, H5414 [H8804] and deliver H3027 thee into their hand: H4191 [H8687] but surely H4191 [H8686] we will not kill H631 [H8799] thee. And they bound H8147 him with two H2319 new H5688 cords, H5927 [H8686] and brought him up H5553 from the rock.
14 H935 [H8804] And when he came H3896 to Lehi, H6430 the Philistines H7321 [H8689] shouted H7125 [H8800] against H7307 him: and the Spirit H3068 of the LORD H6743 [H8799] came mightily H5688 upon him, and the cords H2220 that were upon his arms H6593 became as flax H1197 [H8804] that was burnt H784 with fire, H612 and his bands H4549 [H8735] loosed H3027 from off his hands.
15 H4672 [H8799] And he found H2961 a fresh H3895 jawbone H2543 of a donkey, H7971 [H8799] and put forth H3027 his hand, H3947 [H8799] and took H5221 [H8686] it, and slew H505 a thousand H376 men with it.
16 H8123 And Samson H559 [H8799] said, H3895 With the jawbone H2543 of a donkey, H2565 heaps H2565 upon heaps, H3895 with the jaw H2543 of a donkey H5221 [H8689] have I slain H505 a thousand H376 men.
17 H3615 [H8763] And it came to pass, when he had finished H1696 [H8763] speaking, H7993 [H8686] that he cast away H3895 the jawbone H3027 out of his hand, H7121 [H8799] and called H4725 that place H7437 Ramathlehi.
18 H3966 And he was very H6770 [H8799] thirsty, H7121 [H8799] and called H3068 on the LORD, H559 [H8799] and said, H5414 [H8804] Thou hast given H1419 this great H8668 deliverance H3027 into the hand H5650 of thy servant: H4191 [H8799] and now shall I die H6772 by thirst, H5307 [H8804] and fall H3027 into the hand H6189 of the uncircumcised?
19 H430 But God H1234 [H8799] opened H4388 an hollow place H3895 that was in the jaw, H3318 [H8799] and there came H4325 water H8354 [H8799] out of it; and when he had drunk, H7307 his spirit H7725 [H8799] came again, H2421 [H8799] and he revived: H7121 [H8802] therefore he called H8034 the name H5875 of it Enhakkore, H3896 which is in Lehi H3117 to this day.