Judges
Chapter 15

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] olives.
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 yourselves.
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 place Ramathlehi.
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 years.

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