KJV JUD15 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJUD14.htm JUD16.htm
15:1 But it came to pass within a while after [H3117] , in the time [H3117] of wheat [H2406] harvest [H7105] , that Samson [H8123] visited [H6485] his wife [H802] with a kid [H1423] [H5795] ; and he said [H559] , I will go in [H935] to my wife [H802] into the chamber [H2315] . But her father [H1] would not suffer [H5414] him to go in [H935] .
15:2 And her father [H1] said [H559] , I verily [H559] thought [H559] that thou hadst utterly [H8130] hated [H8130] her; therefore I gave [H5414] her to thy companion [H4828] : [is] not her younger [H6996] sister [H269] fairer [H2896] than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.(take: Heb. let her be thine)
15:3 And Samson [H8123] said [H559] concerning them, Now [H6471] shall I be more blameless [H5352] than the Philistines [H6430] , though I do [H6213] them a displeasure [H7451] .(more: or, blameless from the Philistines though, etc)
15:4 And Samson [H8123] went [H3212] and caught [H3920] three [H7969] hundred [H3967] foxes [H7776] , and took [H3947] firebrands [H3940] , and turned [H6437] tail [H2180] to tail [H2180] , and put [H7760] a [H259] firebrand [H3940] in the midst [H8432] between two [H8147] tails [H2180] .(firebrands: or, torches)
15:5 And when he had set [H1197] the brands [H3940] on fire [H784] , he let [them] go [H7971] into the standing corn [H7054] of the Philistines [H6430] , and burnt up [H1197] both the shocks [H1430] , and also the standing corn [H7054] , with the vineyards [H3754] [and] olives [H2132] .
15:6 Then the Philistines [H6430] said [H559] , Who hath done [H6213] this? And they answered [H559] , Samson [H8123] , the son in law [H2860] of the Timnite [H8554] , because he had taken [H3947] his wife [H802] , and given [H5414] her to his companion [H4828] . And the Philistines [H6430] came up [H5927] , and burnt [H8313] her and her father [H1] with fire [H784] .
15:7 And Samson [H8123] said [H559] unto them, Though [H518] ye have done [H6213] this [H2063] , yet will I be avenged [H5358] of you, and after [H310] that I will cease [H2308] .
15:8 And he smote [H5221] them hip [H7785] and [H5921] thigh [H3409] with a great [H1419] slaughter [H4347] : and he went down [H3381] and dwelt [H3427] in the top [H5585] of the rock [H5553] Etam [H5862] .
15:9 Then the Philistines [H6430] went up [H5927] , and pitched [H2583] in Judah [H3063] , and spread [H5203] themselves in Lehi [H3896] .
15:10 And the men [H376] of Judah [H3063] said [H559] , Why are ye come up [H5927] against us? And they answered [H559] , To bind [H631] Samson [H8123] are we come up [H5927] , to do [H6213] to him as he hath done [H6213] to us.
15:11 Then three [H7969] thousand [H505] men [H376] of Judah [H3063] went [H3381] to the top [H5585] of the rock [H5553] Etam [H5862] , and said [H559] to Samson [H8123] , Knowest [H3045] thou not that the Philistines [H6430] [are] rulers [H4910] over us? what [is] this [that] thou hast done [H6213] unto us? And he said [H559] unto them, As they did [H6213] unto me, so have I done [H6213] unto them.(went: Heb. went down)
15:12 And they said [H559] unto him, We are come down [H3381] to bind [H631] thee, that we may deliver [H5414] thee into the hand [H3027] of the Philistines [H6430] . And Samson [H8123] said [H559] unto them, Swear [H7650] unto me, that ye will not fall upon [H6293] me yourselves.
15:13 And they spake [H559] unto him, saying [H559] , No; but we will bind [H631] thee fast [H631] , and deliver [H5414] thee into their hand [H3027] : but surely [H4191] we will not kill [H4191] thee. And they bound [H631] him with two [H8147] new [H2319] cords [H5688] , and brought him up [H5927] from the rock [H5553] .
15:14 [And] when he came [H935] unto Lehi [H3896] , the Philistines [H6430] shouted [H7321] against [H7125] him: and the Spirit [H7307] of the LORD [H3068] came mightily [H6743] upon him, and the cords [H5688] that [were] upon his arms [H2220] became as flax [H6593] that was burnt [H1197] with fire [H784] , and his bands [H612] loosed [H4549] from off his hands [H3027] .(loosed: Heb. were melted)
15:15 And he found [H4672] a new [H2961] jawbone [H3895] of an ass [H2543] , and put forth [H7971] his hand [H3027] , and took [H3947] it, and slew [H5221] a thousand [H505] men [H376] therewith.(new: Heb. moist)
15:16 And Samson [H8123] said [H559] , With the jawbone [H3895] of an ass [H2543] , heaps [H2565] upon heaps [H2565] , with the jaw [H3895] of an ass [H2543] have I slain [H5221] a thousand [H505] men [H376] .(heaps upon: Heb. an heap, two heaps)
15:17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end [H3615] of speaking [H1696] , that he cast away [H7993] the jawbone [H3895] out of his hand [H3027] , and called [H7121] that place [H4725] Ramathlehi [H7437] .(Ramathlehi: that is, the lifting up of the jawbone, or, casting away of the jawbone)
15:18 And he was sore [H3966] athirst [H6770] , and called [H7121] on the LORD [H3068] , and said [H559] , Thou hast given [H5414] this great [H1419] deliverance [H8668] into the hand [H3027] of thy servant [H5650] : and now shall I die [H4191] for thirst [H6772] , and fall [H5307] into the hand [H3027] of the uncircumcised [H6189] ?
15:19 But God [H430] clave [H1234] an hollow place [H4388] that [was] in the jaw [H3895] , and there came [H3318] water [H4325] thereout; and when he had drunk [H8354] , his spirit [H7307] came again [H7725] , and he revived [H2421] : wherefore he called [H7121] the name [H8034] thereof Enhakkore [H5875] , which [is] in Lehi [H3896] unto this day [H3117] .(Enhakkore: that is, the well of him that called or, cried)(the jaw: or, Lehi)
15:20 And he judged [H8199] Israel [H3478] in the days [H3117] of the Philistines [H6430] twenty [H6242] years [H8141] .