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ir ttrong drink, nor eat any unclean thing: would have rent a kid, and he had nothing o that I mornmanded her, lét her observe. in his hand: but he told not his father or

15 And Manoah faid unto the angel of his mother what bac had done. K LORD, I pray

thee, let us detain thee 7 And he went down, and talked with the tu we than have made ready a kid for the woman; and the pleased Samion well. 16 And the angel of the LORD said unto 8 9 And after a time he returned to take fandah, Though thou detain me, I will her, and he turned afide to see the carcase of

cat of thy bread; and is thou wilt offer the lion: and, behold, there was a (warın of burnt-owering, thou mutt offer it unto the bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. ORD: fur Mancah knew not that he was 9 And he took thereof in his hands, and a angel of the LORD.

went on eating, and came to his father and 17 And Munoah laid unto the angel of the mother, and he gave them, and they did LOD, What i thy name, that, when thy fayeat: but he told not them that he had taken ogs come to pass, we may do thee honour the honey out of the carcase of the lion.

18 And the angel of the LORD said unto 10 1 So his father went down unto the dim, Why aikettahou thus after my name, woman and Samson made there a featt slag it u fecret

for so used the young men to do. iso Manoah took a kid, with a meat- 11 And it came to pass, when they faw leniog, and offered it upon a rock unto the him, that they brought thirty companions Loo: and the angel did wondroully; and to be with him. Hestah and his wife looked on.

12 And Samson said unto them, I will now > For it came to pass, when the flame put forth a riddle unto you; if ye can cer. et up toward heaven from off the altar, tainly declare it me within the seven days of ut the angel of the LORD ascended in the the feaft, and find it out, then I will give you Emma of the altar. and Manoah and his thirty sheets, and thirty change of garments: wake looked on it, and fell on their faces to 13 But if ye cannot declare it me, then thall the ground.

ye give me thirty sheets, and thirty change 11 But the angel of the LORD did no of garments. And they said unto him, Put dre appear to Manoah and to his wift.) forih thy riddle, that we inay hear it. hea Manosh knew that he was an angel 14 And he said unto them, Out of the eater the LORD.

came forth meat, and out of the strong 32 And Manoah faid unto his wife, We came forth sweetness. And they could not da festety die, because we have seen God. in three days expound the riddle.

2 Bet his wife faid unto him, If the LORD 15 And it came to pass on the seventh were pleased to kill us, he would not have day, that they said unto Samson, wife, En. received a burnt-offering, and a meat-offer- tice thy husband, that he may declare un** sax hands; neither would he have to us the riddle, left we burn thee and thy ved us all these things, nor would, as at fathers house with fire: have ye called us a time, bave told us such things as these. to take that we have? is it not fe?

24 And the woman bare a lon, and call- 16 And Samfons wife wept before him, ed the name Samfon; and the child grow, and said, Thou dort but hate me, and lovett and the Lord blefied him.

me not thou haft put forth a riddle unto 39 And the Spirit of the LORD began to the children of my people, and hatt not told Have fun at times in the camp of Dan, be- it me. And he said unto her, Behold, I have tetca Zorah and Ethtaol.

not told it my father nur my mother, and CHAP. XIV.

Ahall I tell it thee? Erfen defreth a wife of the Philistines : 17 And the wept before him the seven 10 tis marriage-feaft, 12 and riddle: 19 he days, while their fcant lafted, and it came te leerty Prindines.

to pass on the seventh day that he told her, Nd Samlod went down to 'Timnath, and because the lay fore upon him; and the told

faw a woman in Timnath of the daugh- the riddle to the children of her people. tend the Philitines.

18 And the men of the city said unto 3 And be came up, and told his father and hirs on the seventh day, before the fun Es mother, and said, I have seen a woman went down, What is sweeter than honey! n Tiofiath of the daughters of the Phili- and what is tronger than a linn! And he Aus; now, therefore, get her for inc to wife. said unto them, 1 ye had not plowed with 3 Then his father and his mother laid my heifer, ye bad not found out my riddle. units him, Is there never a woman among

19 $ And the Spirit of the Lord came upra te taughter of thy brethren. or among all him, and he went down to Afkelon, and ilew by people that thou goeit to take a wife thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and the tincircuncifcd Philiftines? And $um- gave change of garments unto them which Boa bid onto his father, Get her for me; for expounded the riddle: and his anger was Da picaleth ine well.

kindled, and he went up to his fathers house. hat his father and his mother knew not 20 But Samfons wife was given to his coinLa i tory of the LORD that he fought an panion, whom he had ised as his friend. when againit the Philistines: for at that

c H A P. XV. fine the Philistines had dominion over Ifrael. Samson is denied his wife: 3 he burneth the

Then went Samson down, and his father Philistines corn : 9 he is bound by the men * his mother, le Timnath, and came to of judah, and delivered to the Philistines : the vineyards of Timnath: and, bchold, a 14 he live!h them with a jaw-bone, yaang lion rated against him.

Ut it came to pass within a while after, And the Spirit of the LORD came sightily upon him, and he sent him as dic Coa vifited his wife with a kis; and he said,

will go into my wife into the champher: but vant: and now thall I die for thirt, her father would not suffer him to go in. fall into the hand of the uncircuncised

2 And her father said, 1 verily thought 19 But Goa clave an hollow place that that thou hadit utterly hated hér; there- was in the jaw, and there came water there, fore I gave her to thy companion: is not out; and when he had drünk, his iparit cu her younger fitter fairer than the? take her, again, and he revived: wherefore he can I pray thee, initead of her.

the name thereof En-hakkore, which 3 And Samson laid concerning them, Lehi unto this day. Now Thall I be more blameless Chan the 20 And he judged Israels in the days of Philiftines, though I do them a difpleasure.. Philistines, twenty years. 4 And Sainion went and caught three

CHAP. XVI. hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and I sam on carrieth away the gates of Ger turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in 4 Delilah, corrupted by the Philistest the midit between two tails.

ticeth him, is and overcometa im : 111 5 And, when he had fet the brands on Philistines pint out his eyes: 26 de murmur fire, he let them go into the tanding-corn of his death, of the Philistines, and burnt up both the 'Hen went Samson to Gaza, and shocks and also the Atanding-corn, with the vineyards and olives.

2 And it was told the Gazites, laying 69 Then the Philistines faid, who hath son is come hither, And they coup done this? And they answered, Samson, the him in, and laid wait for him 'all night fon-in-law of the Timnite, because he had the gate of the city, and were quiet taken Iris wife, and given her to his com night, saying, In the morning, when it panion. And the Philistines came up, and day, wc thall kill him. burnt her and her father with fire.

3 And Samson lay till midnight, and an 7.1 And Samson said unto them, Though at midnight, and took the doors of the ye lave done this, yet will I be as eaged of of the city, and the two pofts, and you, and after that I will ceafe.

away with them, bar and all, and put 8 'And he linote them hip and thigh with

upon his fhenlders, and carried their up a great daughter: and he went down and the top of an hill that I lciore Heron dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.

4. f And it came to pass afterward, 99 Then the Philiftines went up, and pitch. he loved a woman in the valley of Sard ed in Judah, and spread themielves in Lehi. whose name was Delilah.

10 And the men of Jndah said, Why are 5 And the lords of the Philistinos ve come up against us! And they answered,' up unto hor, and said unto her Entice To bind Samson are we come up, to do to and see wherein his great strength faha him as he hath done to us.

by what means we may prevati against him 1 'Then three thousand men of Judah that we may bind him to afilid hos went to the top of the rock Etam, and faid: we will give thee, every one of 12, dan to Samson, Knowent thou not that the Phi- hundred pieces of tilver. tines are rulers over us? what is this that 6 And 'Delilah said to Samson, Tell ske, thou hast done unto us! And he said unto pray thee, wherein thy great ftrength dette them, As they did unto me, fo have I donc and wherewith thou mightett be bound to unte them.

alte thee. 12 And they said unto him, We are come 7 And Samson said unto her, If they tak down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee me with seven green withs that were nerd into the hand of the Philiitines. And Sam- dried, then thail i be weak, and be a 2. fon fail unto them, Swear uuto me, that ye

other man. will not fall upon me yourselves.

8 Then the lords of the Philistines brasci 13 And they (pake into him, saying, No; up to her feven green withs which tanto but we will bind thee faft, and deliver thee been dried, and the bound him with theus. into their hand: but surely we will not kill 9. (Now there were men lying in wat thee. And they bound him with two new abiding with her in the chamber. And ta cords, and brought hini up from the rock. said unto him, The Phibittines er

upon 1. And when he came unto Lehi, the Samson. And he brake the withs as a thercia Philitines Theuted againtt him and the Spi- of tow is broken when it toachcth the fire rit of the LORD came mightily upon him : so his ftrength was not known. and the cords that were upon his arms be. 10 And Belilah laid into SamsonBehet care as Max that was burrit with fire, and thou hait mocked me, and told me loe his bands loosed from off his hands.

now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith the 15 And he found a new jaw-bone of an miglitett be bound. afs, and put forth his haud a:id took it and il And he said unto her, if they find me New A thoufand men there with.

fast with new ropes, that never werrarnpiele 16 And Samson said With the jaw-bune thon thall I be weak, and be as another relate of an afs, heaps apon heaps, with the jaw 12 Delilah, therefore, took new map, of an afs have I Nain a thousand men. brand him there with, and faid min hirty

17 And it came te pars, when he had The Philittines be upon thee, Sanlon rad macic an end of speaking, that he cast away there were liers in wait ahiding in the chur de jaw-bone out of his hand, and called ber.) And he brake them froin oti his pred that place Rarnath-lehi.

like a thread. *IS' And he was fore athirft, and called on 13 And Delilah aid unto Samson, Hilber the LORD, and said, Thou hatt given this to thou liatt inocked one, and told me lius great deliverance into the hand of thy fer- tall me wherewith thou mighett be buurt

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CIAT. XVIII.

took the graven image, and the ephed, ani The Dawites fend five men to seek out an in the teraphin, and the molten image: aal heritance: 27 they cuin Laish.

the prieit tlood in the entering of the gate, N those days there was no king in Israel: with the lix hundred men that were appart

and in those days the tribe of the Danitcs ed with weapons of war. fought them an inheritance to dwell in; for 18 And these went into Micahs house, 2 tinta that day all their inheritance had not fetched the carved image, the ephod, and it tallen unto them among the tribes of Israel. teraphim, and the molţen image. There

2 And the children of Dansent of their fa• the priest unto them, What do ye? mily five men froin their coatt, men of va. 19 And they said unto bin, Hold thy pcsot lour, from Zorah, and from Ethtaol, to py lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with out the land, and to scarch it, and they said us, and be to us a father and a pricita. unto them, Go, foarch the land: who, when better for thee to be a prieft unto the bra. they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of one man, or that thou be a prieit unto : of Micah, they lodged there.

tribe and a family in Israel? 3 When they were by the house of Mi 20 And the priests heert was giad; andhe tact cah, they knew the voice of the young man the ephod, and the teraphim, and the groun the Levitc: and they turned in thither, and image, and went in he midtt of the people faid unto him, who brought thee hither 21 so they turned and departed, and and what makest thou in this place and the little ones, and the cattle, and the what halt thou here!

riage, before them. 4. And he said unto them, Thus and thus 22 And when they were a good way to dealeth Micali with ine, and hath hired me, the house of Micah, the men that saveréiss and I am lis pricit,

houses near to Micahe house were gathered to í s And they said unto him, Ask counsel, we gether, and overtook the children of Dar, pray thee, of God, that we may know whcther 23 And they cried unto the choire our way which we go thall be prolpcrous, Dan : and they turocd their faces, and

6 And the priest said unto thein, Goin peace: unto Micah, What ailcth thee, that the cfore the LORD is your way wherein ye go. comelt with such a company?

79 Then the five men departed, and came 24 And he said, Ye have taken away Laith, and law the people that were there. gods which I made, and the priest, and yta

how they dwelt careless, after the man- gone away, and what have I more i rer of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and what is this that ye fay unto me, What there was no magistrate in the land that thee? might put them to Thamc in any thing: and 25 And the children of Dan said unto him they were far from the Zidonians, and had Let not thy voice be heard among us, no bulinels with any man.

angry fellows run upon thee, and i hou kol 8 And they came unto their brethren to thy lire, with the lives of thy tousehold Zorah and Ethaol: and their brethren faid 26 And the children of 'Dan We unto them. Whatsav ye!

way: and when Mical law that they can 2 And they fald, Arife, that we may go too ftrong for him, he turned and want to up against thean : for we have seen the land, unto his house. and, behold, it is very good; and are ye 27 $ And they took the thing which wie Mill? be not Iqthful to go, and to cater to had made, and the priett which he had, pellets the land.

came unto Laith, unto a people that 70 10 When ye go, ye shall come unto a people quict, and secure and they Imote them w secure, and to a large land: for God hath gi- the edge of the sword, and burnt the ar ven it into your hands; a place where there is with fire. ao want of any thing that is in the earth. 28 And there was no delivercr, beatle!

11 9 And there went from thence of the was far from Zidon, and they had ng bu family or the Danites, put of Zora!, and out nes with any man; and it was in the valke of Eshtaol, fix hundred men appointed with that lieth by Beth-rehob: and they built ac weapons of war.

ty, and dwelt therein. 12 And they went up, and pitched in Kir. 29 And they called the name of the da jath-jcarim, in Judah: wherefore they called Dan, after the name of Dari thcì father, 1 that place Malianeh-den unto this day; be was born unto Ifrael: howbeit, the name hold, it is behind Kirjath-carim.

the city was Lalíh at the first. 13 And they passed thence unto mount E. 30 g And the children of Dan set up th: plain, and came unto the lioule of Micah.

grávca image: and Jonathan, the fon af G 149 Then answered the five tien that went ihoin, the son of Manatich, he atid lsis n. to fpy out the country of Laith, and

said unto were prietts to the tribe of Dad until the their byretliren, Do ye know that there is in of the captivity of the land. Chefe lonfes an ephód, and teraphim, and a 31 And they ser them up Mica S STRT graven image, and a molten image! now, image, which he made, all the time to the efore, conlider what ye liave to do. houle of God was in Shiloh. i And they turned thitherward, and came

CHAP. XIX. to the house of the young man the Levite, even i A Levitr going to Bethlehem te falta unto the house of Micah, and faluted him. 16 an old man entertaineik Aer at G

15 And the fix hundred men appointed with 22 the Gibeatkites abufe his carobar the'r weapons of war, which were of the chil. death. diea of Dan, itood by the entering of the gate.

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Bount Ephraim, who took to lum a con- fojourned in Gibeah : but the men of the Salme out of Beth-lehem-judal.

place weré Benjamites. And his concabine played the whore 17 And when

he had lifted up his eyes, he anst him, and went away from him unto saw a way-faring man in the ftreet of the cifathers house to Beth-lehem judah, and ty; and the old man said, Whither goelt there four whole months.

thout and whence comeft thou? And ber huurband arose, and went after 18 And he said anto him, We are palsE, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring ing from Beth-lehem-judah toward the

again, having his servant with him, and fide of mount Ephraim; from thence am touple of alies; and the brought him in- I: and I went to Beth-lélem-judah, but I her fathen house, and when the father am not going to the house of the LORD ; the dame fave him, he rejoiced to meet and there is no man that receiveth me to

house. And his father-in-law, the damsels fa 19 Yet there is both straw and provender ET, retained him; and he abode with him for our asses; and there is bread and wine allu

va: lo they did eat and drink, and for me, and for thy handmaid, and for the others,

young man which is with thy servants: there and it came to pass, on the fourth day, is no want of any thing.

they arose early in the morning, that 20 And the old man said, Peace be with tale up to depart: and the darnfels fa- thee: howsoever, let all thy wants lie upon The tinto his ion-in-law, Comfort thine me; only lodge not in the treet. with a morfel of bread, and afterward 21 So he brought him into his house ;

and gave provender unto the alles : and And they sat down, and did eat and they, washed their feet, and did eat and hoth of them together: for the damsels drink. had faid unto the man, Be content, I 22 ? Now, as they were making their thee, and tarry all night, and let thine hearts merry, behold, the men of the city,

certain fons of Belial, beset the house round And when the man rose up to depart, about, and beat at the door, and spake to father-in-law urged him; therefore he the matter of the house, the old inan, saying, there again.

Bring forth the man that caine into thine And he arose early in the morning on heale, that we may know him.

bith day ta depart: and the dainfels 23 'And the man, the matter of the houle, for aid, Comfort thine heart, I pray thee. went out unto them, and said unto them,

they carried until after-noon, and they Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not at both of them.

so wickedly, seeing that this man is come And when the man rose up to depart, into mine house, do not this folly.

his concubine, and his fervant, his 24 Behold, here is my daughter, a maiden, t-in-law, the damsels father, faid unto and his concubine; them I will bring out

Beasll bow, the day draweth toward now, and humble ye them, and do with dag, 7 pray you, tarry all night: be- them what seemeth good unto you : but 2. ic day growth to an end, lodge here, unto this man do not so vile a thing.

bie hart may be merry ; and to-mor 25 But the men would not hearken to get fou early on your way, that thou him: fu the man took his concubine, and

brought her forth unto them and they Bar ibe man would not tarry that night, knew her, and abused her all the night until Letafe up sad departed, and came over the morning and when the day began to A jem, which is Jerusalem,) and there spring

they let her go. with him two asses faddled; his con 26°fhen came the woman, at the dawnale alio was with bim. askea they were by Jebus the day

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of the day, and fell down at the door utar spenes and the feivant said unto it was light. act, Come, I pray thee, and let us 27 And her lord rose up in the morning,

to this city of the Jebufites, and and upened the doors of the house, and 还让

went out to go his way: and, behold, the and his maiter said unto him, We will woman his concubine was fallen down at the

raalinte hither into the city of a tran- door of the house, and her hands were upon that is net of the children of Israel; we the threshold. poser to Gibeah.

28 And he said unto her, Up, and let us and he said unto his fervant, Come, and be going : but none answered. Then the araw near to one of these places to lodge man took her up upon an ars, and the man t, is Gibeah, or in Ramah.

rose up, and gat him unto his place. * Acud they palled on, and went their way, 29 | And when he was come into his

SE B Git down upon thein when they houfe he took a knife, and laid hold on liis Salo Garch which belongelh to Benjamin. concubine,

and divided her, together with 15 Aed they tumad alide thither, to go in her bones into twelve pieces, and feut her

tuladge in Gibeah; and, when he went into all the coasts of Ifrael. Is at him down in a Itreet of the city; 30 And it was fo, that all that saw it, Pored na man that took them into his faid, 'There was no such deed done nor seen, sata Inden * 1 ana, behold, there came an old man came up out of the land of Egypt, unto this alt wer's out of the held at even, day : confider of it, takt advice, and speak

of mount Ephraim; and he your mindse

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