21 The Philistines captured him and put his eyes out. They took him to Gaza, chained him with copper chains. They put him to work grinding at the mill in the prison. 22 His hair grew back. 23 The Philistine kings met together to offer a great sacrifice to their god Dagon. They rejoiced and said: »Our god gave us victory over our enemy Samson!« 24 They praised their god and said: »Call Samson, and make him entertain us!« They brought Samson out of the prison and they made him entertain them. 25 They forced him to stand between the columns. When the people saw him, they sang praise to their god: »Our god gave us victory over our enemy, who devastated our land and killed so many of us!« 26 Samson said to the boy who led him by the hand: »Let me touch the columns that hold up the building. I want to lean on them.« 27 The building was crowded with men and women. All five Philistine kings were there. There were about three thousand men and women on the roof, watching Samson entertain them. 28 Samson prayed: »Sovereign Lord Jehovah please remember me. Please, God, give me my strength just this one time. With this one blow I can get even with the Philistines for putting out my two eyes.« 29 Then Samson took hold of the two middle columns holding up the building. He put one hand on each column. He pushed against them. 30 Samson shouted: »Let me die with the Philistines!« He pushed with all his might, and the building fell down on the five kings and everyone else. Samson killed more people at his death than he had killed during his life. 31 His brothers and the rest of his family came to get his body. They took him back and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of his father Manoah. He had been Israel’s judge for twenty years.
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24 Solomon ruled over all the land west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah on the Euphrates as far west as the city of Gaza. All the kings west of the Euphrates were subject to him. He was at peace with all the neighboring countries.
1 »Damascus will cease to be a city, and will become a heap of ruins. 2 »The cities of Aroer (three places near Palestine) will be deserted forever. They will be places for flocks to lie down, and no one will make them afraid. 3 »The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and the kingdom (sovereignty) from Damascus. The remnant of Aram will be like the glory of the children of Israel, proclaims Jehovah of Hosts. 4 »Then the glory of Jacob will be brought low, and the fat of his flesh will grow lean (riches, strength and glory will diminish). 5 It will be like reapers gathering the standing grain. Their arms harvest the ears, and as when one gleans the ears of grain in the Valley of Rephaim. 6 Gleanings will be left in it, as when an olive tree is beaten: two or three berries in the top of the highest bough, four or five on the branches of a fruit tree, declares Jehovah the God of Israel. 7 On that day people will regard their Maker. Their eyes will look (offer respect) to the Holy One of Israel. 8 They will not have regard for the altars, the work of their hands, and they will not look to what their own fingers have made, either the sacred poles (Asherim) or the altars of incense. 9 In that day their strong cities (of Syria and Israel) will be like a forsaken bough and an uppermost branch that they left because of the children of Israel. There will be desolation in the land. 10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation. You have not been mindful of the Rock of your stronghold. Therefore you will plant pleasant plants and set out foreign (imported) (unusual) seedlings. 11 In that day you will make your plant grow. In the morning you will make your seed flourish; but the harvest will be a heap of ruins in the day of grief and desperate sorrow. 12 There will be trouble for the multitude of people, because they will roar like the roar of the seas. Woe to the rushing of nations that makes a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! 13 The nations will rush like the raging of many waters. But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away. They will be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind, like a rolling dust before the whirlwind. 14 In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who rob us.
20 and all the foreign people living among them; all the kings of the land of Uz; all the kings of Philistia, those from the cities of Ashkelon, Gaza, and Ekron, and the people left in Ashdod;
1 The words of Amos concerning Israel. He was among the herdsmen of Tekoa in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel. It was two years before the earthquake. 2 He said: »Jehovah (YHWH) roars from Zion! He utters his voice from Jerusalem! The pastures of the shepherds mourn for lack of water. The top of Carmel withers.« 3 »I will not hold back punishment,« said Jehovah, »For the many transgressions of Damascus. This is because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron. 4 »I will send fire to the house of Hazael and it will devour the palaces of Ben-hadad. 5 »I will destroy the lock (bar) at the gate of Damascus, and annihilate the inhabitant from the valley of Aven. He who holds the scepter (imperial authority) from the house of Eden and the people of Syria will go into captivity to Kir,« said Jehovah. 6 Jehovah said: »I will not withdraw punishment from Gaza for they transgressed many times. They captured all the people and delivered them to Edom. 7 »I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza. It will devour the palaces there. 8 »I will destroy the inhabitant of Ashdod. I will kill the king of Ashkelon (who holds the scepter). I will direct my power against Ekron. The remnant of the Philistines will perish,« said the Sovereign Lord Jehovah. 9 Jehovah continued: »For the many transgressions of Tyre I will not withdraw punishment! They captured all the people and delivered them to Edom. They did not remember the brotherly covenant. 10 »I will send fire on the walls of Tyre. It will devour the palaces.« 11 Jehovah declared: »For three and four transgressions of Edom, I will not withdraw punishment. He pursued his brother with the sword. He showed no compassion but was driven with anger and eternal wrath. 12 »I will send a fire upon Teman, and it will devour the palaces of Bozrah.« 13 Jehovah also said: »For the many transgressions of the children of Ammon I will not withdraw the punishment. They have ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead, that they may enlarge their border. 14 »I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah and devour its palaces. The battle cry in the day of battle will be heard and a storm in the day of the windstorm. 15 »Their king and his princes will go into captivity,« said Jehovah.
1 The prophetic utterance of the word of Jehovah upon the land of Hadrach: »Damascus will be its resting-place. The eye of man and of all the tribes of Israel is toward Jehovah. 2 »Hamath and all that borders on it, including Tyre and Sidon, because they are very wise. 3 »Tyre built herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets. 4 »Behold! Jehovah will evict her, and he will strike her power in the sea; and she will be devoured with fire. 5 »Ashkelon will see it and fear! Gaza will be pained and Ekron will be put to shame. The king will perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited. 6 »An illegitimate son will dwell in Ashdod. I will remove the arrogance of the Philistines. 7 »And I will remove his blood from his mouth, and his detestable things from between his teeth. He will remain for our God. He will be like a chieftain in Judah, and in Ekron like a Jebusite. 8 »I will encamp about my house against the army. None will pass through or return. No oppressor will pass through them any more: for now I have seen with my eyes. 9 »Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king comes to you! He is righteous having salvation. He is humble, and riding upon an ass, even upon a colt the son of a she ass. 10 »I will destroy the war chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem. The battle bow will be dismantled. He will speak peace to the nations! His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. 11 »I set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. This is because of the blood of your covenant! 12 »Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. I declare today: I shall repay you a double portion. 13 »I bend as my bow, Judah. I filled the bow with Ephraim! I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece. I will make you like the sword of a mighty man. 14 »Jehovah will be seen over them. His arrow will go forth like lightning! The Sovereign Lord Jehovah will blow the trumpet and will go with windstorms of the south. 15 »Jehovah of Hosts will defend them! They will devour and trample on the sling stones. They will drink and be boisterous with the wine. They will be filled like the sacrificial basins by the corners of the altar. 16 »Jehovah their God will save them in that day like the flock of his people. They will be like the stones in a crown lifted high over his land. 17 »How great is his goodness! How great is his beauty! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins.«
5 »Ashkelon will see it and fear! Gaza will be pained and Ekron will be put to shame. The king will perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon will not be inhabited.
6 Jehovah said: »I will not withdraw punishment from Gaza for they transgressed many times. They captured all the people and delivered them to Edom.
26 God’s angel said to Philip: »Arise, and go toward the south the way that goes from Jerusalem unto Gaza through the desert.« 27 He went and an Ethiopian eunuch (government official), a man of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem to worship. 28 He was returning and sitting in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit said to Philip: »Go near, and climb on this chariot.« 30 Philip ran to him, heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said: »Do you understand what you are reading?« 31 »How can I«, the eunuch said: »unless someone explains it to me?« He invited Philip to come and sit with him. 32 The Scripture he read was this: »He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer so he did not open his mouth. 33 »In his humiliation his judgment was taken away. Who will declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.« 34 The eunuch asked Philip: »Please tell me of whom is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?« 35 Then Philip began at the same Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36 On their way, they came to a body of water and the eunuch said, »See, here is water. What prevents me from getting baptized?« 37 Philip said: »If you believe with all your heart, you may.« He answered: »I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.« 38 He commanded the chariot to stop. They both went into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 After they came out of the water God’s Spirit took Philip away. The eunuch did not see him again. He continued his journey rejoicing.
4 For Gaza will be abandoned. Ashkelon will be a desolate waste. They will drive out Ashdod at high noon. Ekron will be exterminated.
7 »I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza. It will devour the palaces there.