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An angel and Manoah

13:1 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; and YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
delivered them into the hand of the Philistinesפְּלִשְׁתִּים
romanized: Pəlīštīm; Koine Greek (LXX): Φυλιστιείμ, romanized: Phulistieím) were an ancient people who lived on the south coast of Canaan during the Iron Age. For more info click here
forty years.

13:2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name [was] Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
; and his wife [was] barren, and had not borne.
13:3 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
appeared to the woman, and said to her, See now, you [are] barren, and have not given birth but you shall conceive, and bear a son.
13:4 Now therefore beware, I pray you, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean [thing]
13:5 For are going to conceive, and bear a son ; and no razor shall come on his head for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistinesפְּלִשְׁתִּים
romanized: Pəlīštīm; Koine Greek (LXX): Φυλιστιείμ, romanized: Phulistieím) were an ancient people who lived on the south coast of Canaan during the Iron Age. For more info click here
.
13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
came to me, and his appearance [was] like the appearance of an angel of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
, very terrifying. And I did not asked him where he [was] from, and he did not tell me his name
13:7 But he said to me, See, you are pregnant, and will bear a son. And now drink no wine nor fermented drink, and do not eat any unclean [thing] for the child shall be a Nazarite to Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
from the womb to the day of his death.
13:8 Then Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
prayed to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and said, O Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
, let the man of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
which you sent please let him come again to us, and teach us what we shall do to the boy being born.
13:9 And Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
listened to the voice of Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
; and the angel of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
came again to the woman as she sat in the field but Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
her husband [was] not with her.
13:10 And the woman hurried, and ran, and shown her husband, and said to him, Look, the man has appeared to me, that came to me the [other] day.
13:11 And Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
rose up, and went after his wife, and came to the man, and said to him, [Are] you the man that spoke to the woman ? And he said, I [am].
13:12 And Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
said, Now let your words happen. What shall be the way of the youth, and his undertaking?
13:13 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
, Of all that I said to the woman let her take heed.
13:14 She may not eat of any [thing] that comes of the vine, neither let her drink wine or fermented drink, nor eat any unclean [thing]. She shall be careful all that I commanded her.

Manoah’s offering

Eustache Le Sueur - The Sacrifice of Manoah, 1640-1650

13:15 And Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
said to the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, Please, let us detain you, until we shall have made ready a kid for you.
13:16 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
, Though you detain me, I will not eat of your bread and if you will offer a burnt offering, you must offer it to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
. For Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
didn’t know that he [was] an angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
.
13:17 And Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
said to the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, What [is] your name, that when your sayings happen we may do you honor ?
13:18 And the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to him, Why ask you thus after my name, seeing it [is] secret ?
13:19 So Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
took a kid with a meat offering, and offered [it] upon a rock to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
and [the angel] did wondrously ; and Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
and his wife looked on.
13:20 For it so happened, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
and his wife looked on [it], and fell on their faces to the ground.
13:21 But the angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
did no more appear to Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
and to his wife. Then Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
knew that he [was] an angel of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
.
13:22 And Manoahמָנ֫וֹחַ
Mānoaḥ means “rest” For more info click here
said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
13:23 But his wife said to him, If YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
were pleased to kill us, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have shown us all these [things], nor would as at this time have told us [such things] as these.

Birth of Samson


13:24 And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samsonשִׁמְשׁוֹן
Šīmšōn “man of the sun” For more info click here
and the child grew, and YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
blessed him.
13:25 And the Spirit of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
began to move him at times in the camp of Danדָּן
Dān, “judgment” or “he judged”) was the first of the two sons of Jacob and Bilhah (Jacob’s fifth son). His mother, Bilhah, was Rachel’s handmaid, who becomes one of Jacob’s concubines. For more info click here
between Zorah and Eshtaol.

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