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and see wherein his great strength lieth, and
by what means we may prevail against him,
that we may bind him to || afflict him : and
we will give thee every one of us eleven
hundred pieces of silver.

6 IF And Delilah said to Samson, Tell nie, I
pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth,
and wherewith thou mightest be bound to

afflict thee. . ,

7 And Samson said unto her, If they bind
me with seven || t green withs, that were never

Delilah's falsehood to Samson.

dried, then shall I be weak, and be as f an-
other man.

8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought
to her seven sreen withs. which


green withs,
and she bound

him with


not been dried,


9 (Now there were men lying in wait,
abiding with her in the chamber.) And she
said unto him. The Philistines be upon
thee, Samson. And he brake the withs as
a thread of tow is broken when it t toucheth
the fire. So his strength was not known.

10 And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold,
thou hast mocked me, and told me lies : now
tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest
be bound.

11 And he said unto her, If they bind
me fast with new ropes t that never were
occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as
another man.

12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, and
bound him therewith, and said unto him.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. (And
there were Hers in wait abiding in the
chamber.) And he brake them from off his
arms like a thread.

13 And Delilah said unto Samson, Hi-
therto thou hast mockied me, and told me
lies : tell me wherewith thou mightest be
bound. And he said unto her. If thou
weavest the seven locks of my head with
the web.

14 And she fastened it with th§ pin, and
said unto him. The Philistines be upon thee,
Samson. And he awaked out of his sleep,
and went away with the pin of the beam, and
with the web

15 ^ And she said unto him, ''How canst
thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is
not with me ? Thou hast mocked me these
three times, and hast not told me wherein
thy great strength UetJi.

16 And it came to pass when she pressed
him daily with her words, and urged him, so
that his soul was f vexed unto death ;

17 That he "^ told her all his heart, and
said unto her, « There hath not come a razor
upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite
unto God from my mother's Avomb : if I be
shaven, then my strength will go from me,
and I shall become weak, and be like any
other man.

18 And when Delilah saw that he had told
her all his heart, she sent and called for the
lords of the Philistines, saying. Come up this
once, for he hath shewed me all his heart.
Then thelordsof the Philistines came up unto
her, and brought money in their hand.

19 '"And she made him sleep upon her
knees ; and she called for a man, and she

about 1120.

t Heb.

t Hob.


work hatA
nut been

c ch. 14. 16.

t Hob.

e Numb. ^6.


ch. 13. S.

about 1130.

g Numb. 14.
9, 42, 43.
Josh. 7. 12.
1 Sam. 16.
14. i 18. 12.
& 28. 15. 16.
2Chron. 15.

J Heb.
bored out.

II Or,

as when he

was shaven.

fProv. 7.36,


h Dan. 5. 4.

I Heb.

and who

i ch.0.27.

before them.

II Or,
he leaned
on them.

t Heb.
•my sold.

m ch. 13. 25.

about 1130.

His imprisonment and death.

caused him to shave off the seven locks of
his head ; and she began to afflict him, and
his strength went from him.

20 And she said, The Philistines be upon
thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his
sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times
before, and shake myself. And he wist not
that the Lord e was departed from him.

21 HBut the Philistines took him, and
t put out his eyes, and brought him down to
Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass ;
and he did grind in the prison-house.

22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to
grow again || after he was shaven.

23 Then the lords of the Philistines
gathered them together, for to offer a great
sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to re-
joice : for they said. Our god hath delivered
Samson our enemy into our hand.

24 And when the people saw him, they
^ praised their god : for they said. Our god
hath delivered into our hands our enemy,
and the destroyer of our country; f which
slew many of us.

25 And it came to pass, when their hearts
were 'merry, that they said. Call for Samson
that he may make us sport. And they called
for Samson out of the. prison-house ; and he
made t them sport : and they set him between
the pillars.

26 And Samson said unto the lad that
held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may
feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth,
that I may lean upon them.

27 Now the house was full of meiuand
women : and all the lords of the Philistines
were there : and there were upon the ''roof
about three thousand men and women, that
beheld while Samson made sport.

28 And Samson called unto the Lord, and
said, O Lord God, 'remember me, I pray
thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only
this once, O God, that I may be at once
avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

29 And Samson took hold of the two mid-
dle pillars upon which the house stood, and
II on which it was borne up, of the one with
his right hand, and of the other with his left.

30 And Samson said. Let fnie die with the
Philistines. And he bowed himself with all
his might ; and the house fell upon the lords,
and upon all the people that were therein. So
the dead which he slew at his death were
more than they which he slew in his life.

31 Then his brethren and all the house of
his father came down, and took him, and
brought him up, and ™ buried him between
Zorah and Eshtaol in the burying-place of
Manoah his father. And he judged Israel
twenty years,


MicaKs idolatry.



1 Of the money that Micah first stole, then restored, his
mother maketh images, 5 and he ornaments for them.
7 He hireth a Levfte to be his priest.

AND there was a man of mount Ephraim,
whose name was Micah.

2 And he said unto his mother, The
eleven hundred shekels of silver that were
taken from thee, about which thou cursedst,
and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the
silver is with me ; I took it. And his mo-
ther said, 'Blessed be thou of the Lord, my

3 And when he had restored the eleven
hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his
mother said, I had wholly dedicated the sil-
ver unto the Lord from my hand for my
son, to ''make a graven image and a molten
image : now therefore I will restore it unto

4 Yet he restored the money unto his
mother; and his mother "took two hundred
shekels of silver, and gave them to the
founder, who made thereof a graven image
and a molten image : and they were in the
house of Micah.

5 And the man Micah had an house of
gods, and made an ^ephod, and ^teraphim,
and t consecrated one of his sons, who be-
came his priest.

6 ''In those days there was no king in
Israel, shut every man did that which was
right in his own eyes.

7 IT And there was a young man out of
''Beth-lehem-judah of the family of Judah,
who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

8 And the man departed out of the city
from Beth-lehem-judah, to sojourn where he
could find a place : and he came to mount
Ephraim to the house of Micah, fas he jour-

9 And Micah said unto him. Whence
comest thou ? And he said unto him, I am
a Levite of Beth-lehem-judah, and I go to
sojourn where I may find a place.

10 And Micah said unto him. Dwell with
me, 'and be unto me a ''father and a priest,
and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by
the year, and ||ta suit of apparel, and thy
victuals. So the Levite went in.

11 And the Levite was content to dwell
with the man ; and the young man was unto
him as one of his sons.

12 And Micah 'consecrated the Levite;
and the young man ""became his priest, and
was in the house of Micah.

13 Then said Micah, Now know I that
the Lord will do me good, seemg I have a
Levite to my priest.


about 1406.

a Gen. 14.


Ruth 3. 10.

b See Gxod.
20. 4, 23.
Lev. a. 4.

e Gen. 31.
10, 30.
Hob. 3. 4.
t Heh.JUled
the hand.
Exod. 29. 0.
1 KingB 13.
33. ■

fch. 18.I.&
1». 1. & 21.

Dcut. 33. 5.
g Deut. 12.

1) See Josh.
19. 15.
ch. 19. 1.
Ruth 1. 1, 2.
Mic. 5. 2.
Matt 2. 1,
5, 6.

t Heb.
i7t making
his way.

i ch. 18. 19.
k Gen. 45. B.
Job 29. 16.

II Or,

a double
suit, ^c.
t Hcb.
an order of

m ch. 18.


about 1406.

a eh. 17. 8.
b. 21. 25.
b Joih. 10.

t Heb. sons.

c ch. 13.25.
d Numb. 13.
Joih. 3. 1.

e ch. 17. I.

Tsui. 30. 1.

Hos. 4. 12,

h S(% ch.

17.5. &: ver.


i 1 Kinea


k Josh. 19.
47. called,
1 ver, 27, 28

t Heb.
or, heir of

n Numb. 13.


Josh. 2. 23,


o 1 KinffS
22. 3.

p ver. 7, 27.
4 DeuU 8. 9.

t ireb.

The Danites send spies to Laish.

CHAP. xvm.

1 The Da7iitr.s send five men to seek out an inheritaTice.
3 At the house of Micah they consult with Jonathan,
and are encouraged in their way. 7 They search
Laish, and bring back news of good hope. 11 Six
hundred men are sent to surprise it. 14 In the way
they rob Micah of his priest and his consecrated things.
27 They win Laish, and call it Dan. 30 They set up
idolatry, wherein Jonathan inherited the priesthood.

IN * those days there was no king in Israel :
and in those days ""the tribe of the Dan-
ites sought them an inheritance to dwell in ;
for unto that day all their inheritance had
not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel.

2 And the children of Dan sent of their
family five men from their coasts, fnien of
valour, from •'Zorah, and from Eshtaol, ''to
spy out the land, and to search it; and
they said unto them. Go, search the land :
who when they came to mount Ephraim^ to
the «house of Micah, they lodged there.

3 When they were by the house of Micah,
they knew the voice of the young man the
Levite : and they turned in thither, and said
unto him. Who brought thee hither? and
what makest thou in this place?' and what
hast thou here ?

4 And he said unto them. Thus and thus
dealeth Micah with me, and hath '^hired me,
and I am his priest.

5 And they said unto him, ^Ask counsel, we
pray thee, '■of God, that we may know whether
our way which we go shall be prosperous.

6 And the priest said unto them, 'Go in
peace : before the Lord is your way where-
in ye go.

7 II Then the five men departed, and came
to ''Laish, and saw the people that were
therein, 'how they dwelt careless, after the
manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure ;
and there was no f magistrate in the land,
that might put them to shame in any thing ;
and they were far from the Zidonians, and
had no business with any man.

8 And they came unto their brethren to
""Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brethren said
unto them. What say ye ?

9 And they said, " Arise, that we may go
up against them: for we have seen the land,
and behold, it is very good: and are ye
" still ? be not slothful to go, and to enter to
possess the land.

10 When ye go, ye shall come unto a
people P secure, and to a large land: for
God hath given it into your hands ; la place
where there is no want of any thing that is
in the earth.

11 t And there went from thence of the
family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out
of Eshtaol, six hundred men f appointed with

weapons of war.

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Micah is robbed of his idols,

12 And they went up, and pitched in
'Kirjath-jearim, in Judah: wherefore they
called that place 'Mahaneh-dan unto this
day : behold, it is behind Kirjath-jearim.

13 And they passed thence unto mount
Ephraim, and came unto 'tne house of

14 II "Then answered the five men that
went to spy out the country of Laish, and
said unto their brethren. Do ye know that
^ there is in these houses an ephod, and
teraphim, and a graven image, and a molten
image ? now therefore consider what ye have
to do.

15 And they turned thitherward, and
came to the house of the young man the
Levite, even unto the house of Micah, and
t saluted him.

16 And the y six hundred men appointed
with their weapons of war, which were of
the children of Dan, stood by the entering
of the gate.

17 And nhe five men that went to spy
out the land went up, and came in thither,
and took ^ the graven image, and the ephod,
and the teraphim, and the molten image :
and the priest stood in the entering of the
gate with the six hundred men that were
appointed with weapons of war.

18 And these went into Micah's house,
■ and fetched the carved image, the ephod, and

the -teraphim, and the molten image. Then
said the priest unto them. What do ye ?

19 And they said unto him. Hold thy
peace, ''lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and
go with us, ■= and be to us a father and a priest :
is it better for thee to be a priest unto the
house of one man, or that thou be a priest
unto a tribe and a family in Israel ?

20 And the priest's heart was glad, and
he took the ephod, and the teraphim, and
the graven image, and went in the midst of
the people.

21 So they turned and departed, and put
the little ones, and the cattle, and the carriage
before them.

22 IT And when they were a good way
from the house of Micah, the men that were
in the houses near to Micah's house were
gathered together, and overtook the children
of Dan.

23 And they cried unto the children of
Dan. And they turned their faces, and said
unto Micah, What aileth thee, f that thou
comest with such a company ?

24 And he said. Ye have taken away my
gods which I made, and the priest, and ye
are gone away : and what have I more ? and
what is this that yc say unto me. What
aileth thee ?


about 1406.

r Josh. 15.


s ch. 13. 25.

t ver. 3.

u 1 Bam. 14.

I eh. 17. 5.


a^ked him

of peace.

Gen. 43.27.

1 Sam. 17.


y ver. 11.

z ver. 2, 14.

b Job 21. 5.
& 2y. 9. &

Prov. 30. 32.
Mic. 7. 16.
o ch. 17. 10.


about 1406.


that thou
art gathered

t Hob. Sitter


2 Sam. 17.8.

d vet. 7, in.

o Joih. 19.

B Numb. 13


2 Sam. 10.6.

h Josh. 19.


i Gen. 14. 14.

rli. 20. 1.

1 Kings 12.

2<J. 30. & 15.


k ch. 13. 1.
1 Sam. 4. 2,
3, iO, 11.
Ps. 78. 60.

1 .Tosh. 18.1.
ch. 19. 18.
& 21. 12.

a ch. 17. 6.
& 18. 1. Sc

t Heb.

a wovifin a


or, a wife a


b ch. 17. 7.

II Or, ^
a year and
t Hcb.
days four
t Heb. to
her lieart.
Gon. M. 3.

Idolatry is set up in Dan.

25 And the children of Dan said unto
him, Let not thy voice be heard among us,
lest t angry fellows run upon thee, and thou
lose thy life, with the lives of thy household.

26 And the children of Dan went their
way : and when Micah saw that they were
too strong for him, he turned and went back
unto his house.

• 27 And they took the things which
Micah had made, and the priest which he
had, and ""came unto Laish, unto a people
that were at quiet and secure : * and they
smote them with the edge of the sword, and
burnt the city with fire.

28 And there was no deliverer, because it
was ''far from Zidon, and they had no
business with any man ; and it was in the
valley that lieth sby Beth-rehob. And they
built a city, and dwelt therein.

29 And ''they called the name of the city
'Dan, after the name of Dan their father,
who was born unto Israel : howbeit the name
of the city was Laish at the first.

30 IT And the children of Dan set up the
graven image : and Jonathan, the son of
Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his
sons Avere priests to the tribe of Dan "^until
the day of the captivity of the land.

31 And they set them up Micah's graven
image which he made, 'all the time that the
house of God was in Shiloh.


1 A Levite going to Beth-lehem to fetch home his wife.
l&An old man entertaineth him at Gibeah. 22 The
Gibeathites abuse his concubine to death. 29 He
divideth her into twelve pieces, to send thim to the
twelve tribes.

AND it came to pass in those days, *when
there was no king in Israel, that there
was a certain Levite soourning on the side
of mount Ephraim, who took to him fa con-
cubine out of '■Beth-lehem-judah.

2 And his concubine played the whore
against him, and went away from him unto
her father's house to Beth-lehem-judah, and
was there || t four whole months.

3 And her husband arose, and went after
her, to speak t friendly unto her, and to
bring her again, having his servant with
him, and a couple of asses : and she brought
him into her father's house : and when the
father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to
meet him.

4 And his father-in-law, the damsel's
father, retained him; and he abode with
him three days : so they did eat and drink,
and lodged there.

5 H And it came to pass on the fourth day,
when they arose early in the morning, that
he rose up to depart : and the damsel's father

The Levite and his concubine.

said unto his son-in-law, t° Comfort thine
heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward
go your way.

6 And they sat down, and did eat and
drink both of them together: for the damsel's
father had said unto the man. Be content, I

1)ray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine
leart be merry.

7 And when the man rose up to depart,
his father-in-law urged him : therefore he
lodged there again.

8 And he arose early in the morning on
the fifth day to depart : and the damsel's
father said. Comfort thine heart, I pray thee.
And they tarried f until afternoon, and they
did eat both of them.

9 And when the man rose up to depart,
he, and his concubine, and his servant, his
father-in-law, the damsel's father, said unto
him. Behold, now the day f draweth toward
evening, I pray you tarry all night : behold,
tthe day groweth to an end, lodge here, that
thine h6art may be merry ; and to-morrow
get you early on your way, that thou mayest
go t home.

10 But the man would not tarry that
night, but he rose up and departed, and came
fover against ^ Jcbus, which is Jerusalem:
and there were with him two asses saddled,
his concubine also was with him.

11 And when they were by Jehus, the
day was far spent ; and the servant said unto
his master. Come, I pray thee, and let us
turn in into this city * of the Jebusites, and
lodge in it.

12 And his master said unto him. We
will not turn aside hither into the city of
a stranger, . that is not of the children of
Israel ; we will, pass over ^ to Gibeah.

13 And he said unto his servant, Come,
and let us draw near to one of these plaCes to
lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in s Ramah.

14 And they passed on and went their
way; and the sun went down upon them
when they were by Gibeah, which helongeth
to Benjamin.

15 And they turned aside thither, to go
in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when he
went in, he sat him down in a street of the
city: for there was no man that ""took them
into his house to lodging.

16 1 And behold, there came an old man
from 'his work out of the field at even, which
was also of mount Ephraim; and he so-
journed in Gibeah; but the men of the place
were Benjamites.

17 And when he had lifted up his eyes,
he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the
city : and the old man said, Whither goest
thou? and whence comest thou?



about 1406.

t Heb.

Gen. 18. 5.

t Heb.
till the day

t Heb.
It weak.

t Hob. it is
tlie pitching
time of the

t Heh.
to til]/ tent.

to over
d JoBh. 18.


e Josb. 15.
8, 63.
ch. 1.21.
2 Sam. 5. 6.

r Josh. 18.


about 1406.


Josh. 18.

h Matt 25.


Hobr. 13. 2.

i Ps. 104. 23.

Ii Josh. 18.1.
ch. 18. 31.
& 20. 18.
1 Sam. 1. 3,

t Heb.
vcr. 15.

1 Gen. 43.



m Gen. 19.


n Gen. 24.

32. U 4:i. 21.

o Gen. 18. 4.

John 13. S.

p Gen. 19. 4.

ch. 20. 5.

IloB. 9. 0. &

10. 9.

n Deut. 13.


r Gen. 19. 5.
Rom. 1. 26,

s Gen. 19.
6, 7.

t 2 Sani. 13.

u Gen. 19. 8.

X Gen. 34. 2.
Dent. 21. 14.

t Heb.

the matter of

this folly.

y Gen. 4. 1.

I ch. 20. 5.

ach.20. 6.
See 1 Sam.

The Benjamites^ wickedness.

18 And he said unto him. We are passing
from Beth-lehem-judah toward the side of
mount Ephraim ; from thence am I : and I
went to Beth-lehem-judah, but I am now
going to Hhe house of the Lord ; and there
is no man that freceiveth me to house.

19 Yet there is both straw and provender
for our asses ; and there is bread and wine
also for me, and for thy handmaid, and for the
young man which is with thy servants : there
is no want of any thing.

20 And the old man said, 'Peace he with
thee ; howsoever, let all thy wants lie upon
me ; "only lodge not in the street.

21 " So he brought him into his house, and
gave provender unto the asses : ° and they
washed their feet, and did eat and drink.

22 ^ Now as they were making their
hearts merry, behold, p the men of the city,
certain ^sons of Belial, beset the house
round about, and beat at the door, and spake
to the master of the house, the old man,
saying, "^ Bring forth the man that came into
thine house, that we may know him.

23 And 'the man, the master of the house,
went out unto them, and said unto them.
Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not
so wickedly ; seeing that this man is come
into mine house,*do not this folly.

24 "Behold, here is my daughter, a maiden,
and his concubine; them I will bring out*
now, and ^humble ye them, and do with
them what seemeth good unto you : but
unto this man do not t so vile a thing.

25 But the men would not hearken to
him : so the man took his concubine, and
brought her forth unto them ; and they
>knew her, and abused her all the night
until the morning : and when the day be-
gan to spring, they let her go.

26 Then came the woman in the dawning
of the day, and fell down at the door of the
man's house where her lord was, till it was

-27 And her lord rose up in the morning,
and opened the doors of the house, and went
out to go his way : and behold, the woman
his concubine was fallen down at the door
of the house, and 'her hands were upon the

28 And he said unto her. Up, and let us
be going. But ^none answered. Then the
man took her up upon an ass, and the man
rose up, and gat him unto his place.

29 11 And when he was come into his
house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his
concubine, and " divided her, together with
her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her
into all the coasts of Israel.

30 And it was so, that all that saw it, said,


The Levite declareth his wrong.

There was no such deed done nor seen from
the day that the children of Israel came -up
out of the land of Egypt unto this day :
consider of it, Hake advice, and speak your


1 The Levite in a general assembly declareth his wrong.
8 The decree of tlie assembly. 12 The Benjamites,
being cited, make head against the Israelites. 18 The
Israelites in two battles lose forty thousand. 26 They
destroy by a stratagem all the Benjamites, except six

THEN "^ all the children of Israel went
out, and the congregation was gathered
together as one man, from ''Dan even to
Beer-sheba, with the land of Gilead, unto
the Lord "=in Mizpeh.

2 And the chief of all the people, even
of all the tribes, of Israel, presented them-
selves in the assembly of the people of God,
four hundred thousand footmen ''that drew

3 ("Now the children of Benjamin heard
that tne children of Israel were gone up to
Mizpeh.) Then said the children of Israel,
Tell us, how was this wickedness ?

4 And fthe Levite, the husband of the
woman that was slain, answered and said,
* I came into Gibeah that helongeth to Ben-
jamin, I and my concubine, to lodge.

5 ""And the men of Gibeah rose against
.me, and beset the house round about upon

me by night, and thought to have slain me :
e and my concubine have they t forced, that
she is dead.

6 And ""I took my concubine, and cut her


in pieces, and sent her throughout all the
country of the inheritance of Israel: for
they 'have committed lewdness and folly in

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