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and fought against Israel.

21 And the Lord God of Israel delivered
Sihon and all his people into the hand of
Israel, and they ''smote them : so Israel pos-
sessed all the land of the Amorites, the inha-
bitants of that country.

22 And they possessed " all the coasts of
the Amorites, from Arnon even unto Jabbok,
and from the wilderness even unto Jordan.

23 So now. the Lord God of Israel hath
dispossessed the Amorites from before his
people Israel, and shouldest thou possess it?

24 Wilt not thou possess that which '' Che-
mosh thy god giveth thee to possess? So
whomsoever ®the Lord our God shall drive
out from before us, them will we possess.

25 And now art thou any thing better
than fBalak the son of Zippor king of Moab?
did he ever strive against Israel, or did he
ever fight against them,

26 While Israel dwelt in e Heshbon and


Jephthah^s rash vow.

her towns, and in ""Aroer and her towns,
and in all the cities that he along by the
coasts of Arnon, three hundred years ? why
therefore did ye not recover them within that
time ?

27 Wherefore I have not sinned against
thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against
me : the Lord ' the Judge '' be judge this
day between the children of Israel and the
children of Ammon.

28 Howbeit, the king of the children of
Ammon hearkened not unto the words of
Jephthah which he sent him.

29 IF Then 'the Spirit of the Lord came
upon II Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead,
and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of
Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed,
over unto the children of Ammon.

30 And Jephthah ™ vowed a vow unto the
Lord, and said, If thou shalt without fail
deliver the children of Ammon into mine

31 Then it shall be, that t whatsoever
cometh forth of the doors of my house to
meet me, when I return in peace from the
children of Ammon, "shall surely be the
Lord's, || ° and I will offer it up for a burnt-

32 II So Jephthah passed over unto the
children of Ammon to fight against them :
and the Lord delivered them into his

33 And he smote them from Aroer even
till thou come to p Minnith, even twenty ci-
ties, and unto || the plain of the vineyards,
with a very great slaughter. Thus the chil-
dren of Ammon were subdued before the_
children of Israel.

34 IT And Jephthah came to i Mizpeh unto
his house, and behold, ■'his daughter came
out to meet him with timbrels and with
dances: and she was Us only child; ||t be-
side her he had neither son nor daughter.

35 And it came to pass, when he saw her,
that he 'rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my
daughter ! thou hast brought me very low,
and thou art one of them that trouble me :
for I 'have opened my mouth unto the Lord,
and "I cannot go back.

36 And ,she said unto him. My father, if
thou hast opened thy mouth unto the Lord,
"do to me according to that which hath pro-
ceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as ^the
Lord hath taken vengeance for thee of thine
enemies, even of the children of Ammon.

37 And she said unto her father, Let this
thing be done for me : Let me alone two
months, that I may t go up and down upon
the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I
and my fellows.


about 1143.

iToeut a.

i Gen. 18.


k Gen. II!. 5.

& 31. 53.

1 Sam. 24.

12, 15.

I ch.3.10.

II Jephthah
seeins to
have been
Judge onl7
of North-
east lirad.

m Gen. 28.


1 Sam. 1,


t Heb. that





shall come


n See Lev.

27. 2, 3, &c.

I Sum. 1.11,
2«. & 2, 1&

II Or, or I
wilt offer it,


u Vs. 60. 13.
See Lev. 27.
11, 12.

p Ezek. 27.


II Or, Aliet.

q ch. 10. 17.
Ic ver. U.
r E.\oil. 15.

I Sara. 18.6.
Pb. 68. 23.
Jor. 31.4.

II Or. he had
not of hia
own eiUier
son or

t Heb.
of himself.
8 Gen. 37.
29, 34.

t EccleB. 5.


u Numb. 30.


Ps. 15. 4.

Eccles. 5.

4, 5.

: Numb. 30.

y 2 Sam. 18.
19, 31.

t Heb. fo
and no down.

about 1143.

z ver. 31.
] Sam. 1.22,
24. &. 2. 18.

II Or. ordi-

t Heb. /rom
year to year.
11 Or, to .
talk with.
ch. 5. 11.

a See ch. 8.


t Heb. were


b ] S.am. 19.
5. & 28. 21.
Job 13. 14.
Ps. 119. 109.

c Sec 1 Sam.
2.5, in.
Ps. 78. 9.

(1 Josh. 22.


ch. 3. 28. t

7. 24.

II Which
si;;nihi-th a
stream, or,

■ps. 69. 2, 1.5.
Isai. 27. 12.

about 1137.

II Ho seems
to have
been only a
civil Juflfre
to do justice
in Norlh-
east Israel,

The Gileadites slay the Ephraimites.

38 And he said. Go. And he sent her
away /or two months : and she went with her
companions, and bewailed her virginity upon
the mountains.

39 And it came to pass at the end of two
months, that she returned unto her father,
who ^did with her according to his vow which
he had vowed : and she knew no man. And
it was a || custom in Israel,

40 That the daughters of Israel went
t yearly ||to lament the daughter of Jeph-
thah the Gileadite four days in a year.


1 The Ephraimites quarrelling with Jephthah, and dis-
cerned by Shibboleth, are slain by the Gileadites. 7
Jephthah dieih. 8 Ibzan, who had thirty sons, and
thirty dazighters, 11 and Elon, 13 and Abdon, who
had forty sons and thirty nephews, judge Israel.

AND "the men of Ephraim t gathered
themselves together, and went north-
ward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore
passedst thou over to fight against the chil-
dren of Ammon, and didst not call us to go
with thee ? we will burn thine house upon
thee with fire.

2 And Jephthah said unto them, I and my
people were at great strife with the children
of Ammon ; and when I called you, ye deli-
vered me not out of their hands.

3 And when I saw that ye delivered me
not, I ''put my life in my hands, and passed
over against the children of Ammon, and the
Lord delivered them into my hand : where-
fore then are ye come up unto me this day,
to fight against me?

4 Then Jephthah gathered together all the
men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim :
and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, be-
cause they said, Ye Gileadites "^are fugitives
of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and
among the Manassites.

5 And the Gileadites took the ''passages of
Jordan before the Ephraimites : and it was
so, that when those Ephraimites which were
escaped, said. Let me go over ; that the
men of Gilead said unto him. Art thou an
Ephraimite? If he said, Nay;

6 Then said they unto him, Say now || Shib-
boleth : and he said Sibboleth : for he could
not frame to pronounce it right. Then they
took him and slew him at the passages of
Jordan. And there fell at that time of the
Ephraimites forty and two thousand.

7 And Jephthah judged Israel six years :
then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was
buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

8 IT And after him || Ibzan of JBeth-lehem
judged Israel.

9 And he had thirty sons and thirty
daughters whom he sent abroad, and took in


An angel appeareth to Manoah's wife.

thirty daughters from abroad for his sons :
and he judged Israel seven years.

10 Then died Ibzan, and was buried at

11 HAnd after him || Elon, a Zebulonite,
judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten years.

12 And Elon the Zebulonite died, and
was buried in Aijalon in the country of Ze-

13 H And after him || Abdon the son of
Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel.

14 And he had forty sons and thirty f ne-
phews, that *rode on threescore and ten ass
colts : and he judged Israel eight years.

15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pira-
thonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in
the land of Ephraim, *"in the mount of the


1 Israel is in the hand of the Philistines. 2 An angel
appeareth to ManoaKs wife. 8 The angel appeareth
to Manoah. 15 ManoaJi's sacrifice, whereby the angel
is discovered. 24 Samson is born.

AND the children of Israel t*did evil
again in the sight of the Lord ; || and
the Lord delivered them ''into the hand of
the Philistines forty years.

2 IT And there was a certain man of
'Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose
name was Manoah j and his wife mas barren,
and bare not.

3 And the ''angel of the Lord appeared
unto the woman, and said unto her. Behold,
now, thou art barren, and bearest not : but
thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.

4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and
* drink not wine, nor strong drink, and eat no"t
any unclean thing:

5 For lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear
a son; and no ""razor shall come on his head:
for the child shall be sa Nazarite unto God
from the womb : and he shall ''begin to deli-
ver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.

6 IT Then the woman came and told her
husband, saying, 'A man of God came unto
me, and his ''countenance was like the coun-
tenance of an angel of God, very terrible : but
I 'asked him not whence he was, neither told
he me his name :

7 But he said unto me. Behold, thou shalt
conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no
wine nor strong drink, neither eat any un-
clean thing : for the child shall be a Naza-
rite to God from the womb to the day of his

8 IT Then Manoah entreated the Lord,
an(l said, O my Lord, let the man of God
which thou didst send come again unto us,
and teach us what we shall do unto the child
that shall be born.



about 1137.

about 1130.
11 A civil
Judge in

about lliM
11 A civil
Jutlge ulso
in NTortii-
east Israel.
t Hfb.
so-ns^ song.
e ch. 5. JO.
& 10. 4.

fch. 3. 13,
27. i 5. 14.

about 1161.

t Heb.

adilcd to

commit, <5-c.

a ch. 2. U.

& 3. 7. & 4.

1. & 6. 1. &

10. 0.

11 Tills aeems

a partial


b 1 Sam. 13.


c Josh. 19.


d ch. 6. 13.
Luke 1. 11,
13, 2a. 31.

e ver. 14.
Numb. 6. 2,
Luke 1. 15.

f Numb. 6.

1 Sam. 1.11.
ff Numb. 6.

h See 1 Sam.
7. 1.1.

2 Sam. 8. 1.
1 Chron. 18.

i Dcut.33.1.

1 Sam. 2. 27.

& 9.6.

1 Kings 17.


k Matt. 28.


Luke 9. 29.

Acts 6. 15.

1 vei. 17, 18.

about 1161.

t Heb. Wiat
skall be Uie
manner of
tlie, Srr.
II Or, what
skall Ite do 7
t Heb.
what shall
t>e Ids
work 7

m ver. 4.

n Gen. 18. 5.
ch. 6. 18.

t Heb.
before thee.

o Gen. 32.


II Or, wjort-


laai. 9. 6.


eLov. 9.

J Chron. 21.

Ezok. 1. 28.
MatL 17. 6.

r ch. 6. 32.

B Gen. 33.


Exod. 33.


Deut. 5. 25.

ch. 6. 23.

Manoah! s sacrifice.

9 And God hearkened to the voice of
Manoah ; and the angel of God came again
unto the woman as she sat in the field : but
Manoah her husband was not with her.

10 And the woman made haste, and ran,
and shewed her husband, and said unto him,
Behold, the man hath appeared unto me, that
came unto me the other day.

11 And Manoah arose, and went after his
wife, and came to the man, and said unto
him, Art thou the man that spakest unto the
woman ? And he said, I am.

12 And Manoah said. Now let thy words
come to pass. fHow shall we order the
child, and ||t/joM> shall we do unto him?

13 And the angel of the Lord said unto
Manoah, Of all that I said unto the woman,
let her beware.

14 She may not eat of any thing that
cometh of the vine, ""neither let her drink
wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean
thing : all that I commanded her let her ob-

15 H And Manoah said unto the angel of
the Lord, I pray thee, "let us detain thee,
until we shall have made ready a kid t for

16 And the angel of the Lord said unto
Manoah, Though thou detain me, I will not
eat of thy bread : and if thou wilt offer a
burnt-offering, thou must offer it unto the
Lord. For Manoah knew not that he was
an angel of the Lord.

17 And Manoah said unto the angel of
the Lord, What is thy name, that when
thy sayings come to pass, we may do thee
honour ?

18 And the angel of the Lord said unto
him, "Why askest thou thus after my name,
seeing it is || secret ?

19 So Manoah took a kid, with a meat-
offering, Pand offered it upon a rock unto
the Lord; and the angel did wondrously,
and Manoah and his wife looked on.

20 For it came to pass, when the flame
went up toward heaven from off the altar,
that the angel of the Lord ascended in the
flame of the altar, and Manoah and his
wife looked on it, and ^fell on their faces to
the ground.

21 But the angel of the Lord did no more
appear to Manoah and to his wife. 'Then
Manoah knew that he was an angel of the

22 And Manoah said unto his wife, 'We
shall surely die, because we have seen God.

23 But his wife said unto him, If the
Lord were pleased to kill us, be would not
have received a burnt-offering and a meat-
offering at our hands, neither would he have

^ 239

Samson killetk a lion.

shewed us all these things,nor would as at this
time have told us such things as these.

24 IF And the woman bare a son, and called
his name ' Samson. And "the child grew, and
the Lord blessed him.

25 ^ And the Spirit of the Lord began to
move him at times in fthe camp of Dan,
''between Zorah and Eshtaol.


1 iiamson desireth a wife of the Philistines. 6 In his
journey he killeth a lion. S In a second journey he
findeth honey in the carcass. 10 Samso7i's marriage-
feast. 12 His riddle by his wife is made known. 19

He spoileth thirty Philistines. 20 His wife is married

to another.


AND Samson went down ''to Timnath,
and ''saw a woman in Timnath of the
daughters of the Philistines.

2 And he came up, and told his father
and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman
in Timnath of the daughters of the Philis-
tines : now therefore "^get her for me to wife.

3 Then his father and his mother said
unto him, Is there never a woman among
the daughters of ^ thy brethren, or among all
my people, that thou goest to take a wife of
the <=uncircumcised Philistines ? And Sam.
son said unto his father. Get her for me ; for
fshe pleaseth me well.

4 But his father and his mother knew not
that it was ''of the Lord, that he sought an
occasion against the Philistines : for at that
time sthe Philistines had dominion over Israel.

5 IT Then went Samson down, and his fa-
ther and his mother, to Timnath, and came
to the vineyards of Timnath : and behold,
a young lion roared f against him.

6 And ''the Spirit of the Lord came
mightily upon him, and he rent him as he
would have rent a kid, and he had nothing
in his hand: but he told not his father or his
mother what he had done.

7 And he went down, and talked with the
woman ; and she pleased Samson well.

8 IT And after a time he returned to take
her, and he turned aside to see the carcass
of the lion : and behold, there was a swarm
of bees and honey in the carcass of the lion.

9 And he took thereof in his hands, and
went on eating, and came to his father and
mother, and he gave them, and they did eat :
but he told not them that he had taken the
honey out of the carcass of the lion.

10 IT So his father went down unto the
woman : and Samson made there a feast; for
so used the young men to do.

11 And it came to pass, when they saw
him, that they brought thirty companions to
be with him.

12 H And Samson said unto them, I will





about 1161.

about 1141.
i 1 Kings 10.

1 Hebr. 11.



u I Sam. 3.

Ezek. 17. 2.


Luke 14. 7.

Luke 1. 80.

k Gen. 29.

& 2. 52.


X ch. 3. 10.

11 Or, shirts.

1 Sam. 11. 6.

1 Gen. 45.

Matt. 4. 1.


t Heb. Ma-

2 Kings 5.



as ch. 18. 12.

y Joah. 15.

cli. 18. 11.

m ch. 16. 5.

about 1141.

a Gen. 38.


Josh. 15. 10.

n ch. 15. 6.

b Gen. 34.


t Heb. to

possess us.

or, to impo-


ch. 16. 15.

Gen. 21. ■

21. & 34. 4.

d Gen. 24.


e Gen. 34.

II Or, the


rest of tlie


seven days.

Deut. 7. 3.


+ Heb. ske

is right in

iitine eves.

r Josh. 11.


1 Kings 12.


2 Kings 6.


2 Chron. 10.

1.5. & 22. 7.

& 25. 20.

e cli. 13. 1.
Dent 28. 48.

t Hob. in

meeting hhn,
b ch. 3. 10.

& 13. 25.

p cli. 3. 10.

1 Sam. 11. 6.

& 13. 25.

11 Or,


i ch. 15. 2.

r John 3. 29.

about 1140.

His riddle.

now 'put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can
certainly declare it me ■= within the seven days
of the feast, and find it out, then I will give
you thirty || sheets and thirty 'change of
garments :

13 But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall
ye give me thirty sheets and thirty change
of garments. And they said unto him. Put
forth thy riddle, that we may hear it.

14 And he said unto them. Out of the
eater came forth meat, and out of the strong
came forth sweetness. And they could not
in three days expound the riddle.

15 And it came to pass on the seventh
day, that they said unto Samson's wife, ■" En-
tice thy husband, that he may declare unto
us the riddle, "lest we burn thee and thy
father's house with fire : have ye called us
tto take that we have ? is it not so ?

16 And Samson's wife wept before him
and said, "Thou dost but hate me, and lovest
me not : thou hast put forth a riddle unto
the children of my people, and hast not told
it me. And he said unto her. Behold, I have
not told it my father nor my mother, and
shall I tell it thee ?

17 And she wept before him || the seven
days, while their feast lasted : and it came to
pass on the seventh day, that he told her,
because she lay sOre upon him : and she told
the riddle to the children of her people.

18 And the men of the city said unto him
on the seventh day before the sun went down,
What is sweeter than honey ? and what is
stronger than a lion 1 And he said unto
them. If ye had not ploughed with my heifer,
y"e had not found out my riddle.

19 HAnd Pthe Spirit of the Lord came
upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon,
and slew thirty men of them, and took their
II spoil, and gave change of garments unto
them which expounded the riddle. And his
anger was kindled, and he went up to his
father's house.

20 But Samson's wife iwas given to his
companion, whom he had used as "^his friend.


1 Samson is denied his wife. 3 He hirneth the Philis-
ti7ies' corn with foxes a?id Jire-brands. 6 His wife and
her father are burnt by the Philistines. 7 Samson
smiteth them hip and thigh. 9 He is bound by the men
of Judah, and delivered to the Philistines. 14 He kill-
eth them with a jaw-bone. 18 God maketh the foun-
tain En-hakkore for him in Lehi.

BUT it came to pass within a while after,
in the time of wheat-harvest, that Sam-
son visited his wife with a kid ; and he
said, I will go in to my wife into the cham-
ber. But her father would not suffer him
to go in.


Samson burnetii the Philistines' corn.

2 And her father said, I verily thought
that thou hadst utterly "hated her ; therefore
I gave her to thy companion : is not her
younger sister fairer than she ? t take her, I
pray thee, instead of her.

3 IF And Samson said concerning them,
[I Now shall I be more blameless than the
Philistines, though I do them a displeasure.

4 And Samson went and caught three hun-
dred foxes, and took |1 fire-brands, and turned
tail to tail, and put a fire-brand in the midst
between two tails.

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 vine-
yards and olives.

6 IT Then the Philistines said, Who hath
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.

7 IF And Samson said unto them. Though
ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of
you, and after that I will cease.

- 8 And he smote them hip and thigh with
a great slaughter. And he went down and
dAvelt in the top of the rock Etam.

9 "IF Then the PhiUstines went up, and
pitched in Judah, and spread themselves = in

10 And the men of Judah said, Why are
ye come up against us ? And they answered.
To bind Samson are we come up, to do to
him as he hath done to us.

11 Then three thousand men of Judah
t went to the top of the rock Etam, and. said
to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Phi-
listines are "^ rulers over us? what is this that
thou hast done unto us ? And he said unto
them, As they did unto me, so have I done
unto them.

12 And they said unto him, We are come
down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee
into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson
said unto them. Swear unto me, that ye will
not fall upon me yourselves.

13 And they spake unto him, saying. No ;
but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee
into their hand : but surely we will not kill
thee. And they bound him with two new
cords, and brought him up from the rock.

14 TF 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 be-
came as flax that was burnt with fire, and
his bands f loosed from off his hands.

15 And he found a t new jaw-bone of an



about 1140.

a ch. 14. 20.

t Hob. let
her he thine.

II Or,

J^ow shall I
be blainetess
from the
though, ^c.

II Or,

b cli. 14. 15.

c vcr. 19.

t Heb.
loetU dovm.

d ch. 14. 4.

e ch. 3. 10.

t Heb.
were melted.
t Heb.

about 1140.

f ch. 3. 31.
Lov. 26. 8.
Josh. 33. 10.
t Heb.
a heap, two

II That is,
the lifting
up of the
away of the
g Ps. 3. 7.

II Or, LeM.

h Gen. 45.


Isai, 40. 39.

II That is,
the well of
him that
called, or,
Pb. 34. 6.
II He seems
to have judg-
ed South-
west Israel
during twen-
ty jrears of
their servi-
tude of the
i ch. 13. 1.

about 1120.

t Hob.
a woman a

a 1 Sam. 23.


Pb. 113. 10,

11, 12.

AcU 9. 24.

t Heb.


t Heb. loilA
the bar.

II Or, hv the

b ch. 14. 15.
See Prov. 2.
16,— 19. & 5.
3, - ll. & 6.
24, 25, 26. &
7. 21, !S, 23.

II Or,

II Or,

new cords,
t Heb.

He carrieth away the gates of Gaza.

ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and
•"slew a thousand men therewith.

16 And Samson said. With the jaw-bone
of an ass, f heaps upon heaps, with the jaw
of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

17 And it came to pass when he had made
an end of speaking, that he cast away the
jaw-bone out of his hand, and called that
place II Ramath-lehi.

18 IF And he was sore athirst, and called
on the Lord, and said, e Thou hast given
this great deliverance into the hand of thy
servant : and now shall I die for thirst, and
fall into the hand of the uncircumcised ?

19 But God clave a hollow place that was
in II 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 || En-hakkore, which is in
Lehi unto this day.

20 II And he judged Israel 'in the days of
the Philistines twenty years.


1 Samson at Gaza escapeth, and carrieth away the gates
of the city. 4 Delilah, corrupted by the Philistines,
enticeth Samson. 6 Thrice she is deceived. 15 At
last she overcometh him. 21 The Philistines take
him, and put out his eyes. 22 His strength renew-
ing, he pulleth down the house upon the Philistines,
and dieth.

THEN went Samson to Gaza, and saw
there fan harlot, and went in unto her.

2 And.it was told the Gazites, saying,
Samson is come hither. And they "compass-
ed him in, and laid wait for him all night in
the gate of the city, and were t quiet all the
night, saying. In the morning when it is day
we shall kill him.

3 And Samson lay till midnight, and arose
at midnight, and took the doors of the gate
of the city, and the two posts, and went away
with them, tbar and all, and put them upon
his shoulders, and carried them up to the top
of an hill that is before Hebron.

4 IF And it came to pass afterward, that he
loved a woman || in the valley of Sorek, whose
name was Delilah.

5 And the lords of the Philistines came
up unto her, and said unto her, '■ Entice him,

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