Samson's wife denied him
15:1 But it came to pass within a while after,
in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a
kid; and he said, I will go in to my wife into the chamber. But
her father would not suffer him to go in.
15:2 And her father said, I verily thought that you had
utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to your companion [is] not
her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray ya'll,
instead of her.
Samson burns the corn and vineyards
15:3 And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more
blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure.
15:4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took
firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the
midst between two tails.
15:5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let [them] go
into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the
shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards [and]
15:6 Then the Philistines said, Who has done this ? And they
answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had
taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the
Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire.
Other feast of Samson
15:7 And Samson said unto them, Though ya'll have done this, yet
will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.
15:8 And he struck them hip and thigh with a great slaughter and
he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.
15:9 Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and
spread themselves in Lehi.
15:10 And the men of Judah said, Why are ya'll come up against us?
And they answered, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as
he has done to us.
15:11 Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the
rock Etam, and said to Samson, Know you not that the
Philistines [are] rulers over us? what [is] this [that] you have
done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have
I done unto them.
15:12 And they said unto him, We are come down to bind you, that
we may deliver you into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson
said unto them, Swear unto me, that ya'll will not fall upon me
15:13 And they spake unto him, saying, No ; but we will bind you
fast, and deliver you into their hand but surely we will not
kill you. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him
up from the rock.
Samson kills 1000 mew with jawbone of an ass
15:14 [And] when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted
against him and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him,
and the cords that [were] upon his arms became as flax that was
burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.
15:15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his
hand, and took it, and slew a thousandmen with it.
15:16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with
the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
15:17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking,
that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that
15:18 And he was sore athirst, and called on the LORD, and said,
You have given this great deliverance into the hand of your
servant and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of
the uncircumcised ?
15:19 But God split an hollow place that [was] in the jaw, and
there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came
again, and he revived wherefore he called the name thereof
Enhakkore, which [is] in Lehi unto this day.
15:20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty
Judges Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20