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5 And when he had set top of the rock Etam, and the brands on fire, he let said to Samson, Knowest them go into the standing thou not that the Philistines corn of the Philistines, and are rulers over us? what is burnt up both the shocks, this that thou hast done unto and also the standing corn, us? And he said unto them, with the vineyards and o- As they did unto me so have lives.

I done unto them. 6 Then the Philistines 12 And they said unto said, Who hath done this ? him, We are come down to And they answered, Samson bind thee, that we may dethe son-in-law of the Tim-liver thee into the hand of nite, because he had taken the Philistines. And Samhis wife, and given her to fon faid unto them, Swear his companion. And the unto me that ye will not fall Philistines came up, and upon me yourselves. burnt her and her father 13 And they spake unto with fire.

him, saying, No; but we 7

And Samson said unto will bind thee fast, and dethem, Though ye have done liver thee into their hand: this, yet will I be avenged but furely we will not kill of you, and after that I will thee. And they bound him cease.

with two new cords, and 8 And he smote them hip brought him up from the and thigh with a

a great rock. flaughter. And he went 14 And when he came down and dwelt in the top unto Lehi, the Philistines of the rock Etam.

shouted against him: and 99 Then the Philistines the spirit of the Lord came went up, and pitched in Ju- mightily upon him, . and dah, and spread themselves the cords that were upon in Lehi.

his arms became as flax that jo And the men of Ju- was burnt with fire, and his dah said, Why are ye come bands loosed from off his up against us? and they an- hands. swered, To bind Samson are 15 And he found a new we come up, to do to him as jaw-bone of an ass, and put he hath done to us.

forth his hand, and took it, II Then three thoufand) and flew a thousand men men of Judah, went to the therewith,


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16 And Samson said, compassed him in, and laid With the jaw-bone of an wait for him all night in ass, heaps upon heaps, with the gate of the city, and the jaw of an ass have I sain were quiet all the night, faya thousand men.

ing, In the morning

when it 17 And it came to pass, is day we shall kill him. when he had made an end of 3. And Samson lay till speaking, that he cast away midnight, and arose at midthe jaw-bone, out of his night, and took the doors of hand, and called that place the gate of the city, and the Ramath-lehi.

two posts, and went away 18 q And he was fore with them, bar and all, and athirst, and called on the put them upon his fhoulders, Lord, and faid, Thou hast and carried them up to the given this great deliverance top of an hill that is before into the hand of thy servant: Hebron. and now shall I die for thirst, 4. And it came to pass and fall into the hand of the afterward that he loved a uncircumcised.

woman in the valley of So19 But God clave an holo rek, whose name was Delilow place that was in the lah. jaw, and there came water 5 And the lords of the thereout; and when he had Philistines came up unto her, drunk, his spirit came again, and said unto her, Entice and he revived. Wherefore him, and see wherein his he called the name thereof great strength lieth, and by En-hakkore, which is in Le- what means we may prevail hi unto this day.

against him, that we may 20 And he judged Israel | bind him to afflict him: and in the days of the Philistines we will give thee, every one twenty years.

of us, eleven hundred pieces

of silver. CHAP. XVI.

6 And Delilah faid to HEN went Samson Samson, Tell me, I pray

to Gaza, and saw thee, wherein thy great there an harlot, and went in strength lieth, and wherewith unto her.

thou mightest be bound to 2 And it was told the afflict thee. Gazites, saying, Samson is 7 And Samson said, unto hither. And they her, If they bind me with

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seven green withs, that were mocked me, and told me never dried, then thall I be lies: tell me wherewith thou weak, and be as another man. mightest be bound. And he

8 Then the lords of the said unto her, If thou weavPhilistines brought up to her eft the seven locks of my seven green withs which had head with the web. not been dried, and the 14 And she fastened it bound him with them. with the pin, and said unto

9 (Now there were men him, The Philistines be upon lying in wait; abiding with thee, Samson. And he aher in the chamber) and the waked out of his fleep, and faid unto him, The Philif- went away with the pin of tines, be upon thee, Samson. the beam, and with the web. And he brake the withs as a 15 & And she said unto, thread of tow is broken him, How canst thou say, I when it toucheth the fire : love thee, when thine heart so his strength was not 1 is not with me? Thou haft known.

mocked me thefe three times, 10 And Delilah said unto and haft not told me whereSamson, Behold, thou hast in thy great strength lieth. mocked me, and told me 16 And it came to pass lies: now tell me, I pray when the pressed him daily thee, wherewith thou might with her words, and urged eft be bound.

him, so that his foul was 11 And he said unto her, vexed unto death; If they bind me fast with 17 That he told her all new ropes that never were his heart, and said unto her, occupied, then shall I be There hath not come a raweak, and be as another zor upon mine head; for I

have been a Nazarite unto 12 Delilah therefore took God from my mother's new ropes, and bound him womb: if I be shaven, then therewith, and said unto him, my strength will go from The Philistines be upon thee, me, and I Thall become weak, Samwon. (And there were and be like any other man. liers in wait abiding in the 18 And when Delilah saw chamber.) And he brake that he had told her all his them from off his arms like heart, she sent and called a thread.

for the lords of the Philif13 And Delilah faid unto tines, saying, Come up this Samson, Hitherto thou hast lonce, for he hath newed


of us.

me all his heart. Then the hath delivered into our hands lords of the Philistines came our enemy, and the destroyer up unto her, and brought of our country, which flew money in their hand,

many 19 And she made him

25 And it came to pass sleep upon her knees. ' And when their hearts were mera she called for a man, and ry, that they said, Call for she caused him to have off Samson, that he may make the seven locks of his head, us sport. And they called and she began to afflict him, for Samson out of the priand his ftrength went from fon-house; and he made him.

them sport: and they fet 20 And she said, The Phi- him between the pillars. liftines be upon thee, Sam 26 And Samson said unto fon. And he awoke out of the lad that held him by his sleep, and said, I will go the hand, Suffer me that Í out as at other times before, may feel the pillars whereand shake myself. And he upon the house ftandeth, wift not that the Lord was that I may lean upon

them. departed from him.

27 Now the house was 21 9 But the Philistines full of men and women : took him, and put out his and all the lords of the Phieyes, and brought him down listines were there: and there to Gaza, and bound him were upon the roof about with fetters of brass; and he three thousand men and wodid grind, in the prifon- men, that beheld while Samhouse.

fon made sport. 22. Howbeit, the hair of 28 And Samson called "his head began to grow unto the Lord, and said, O again, after he was fhaven. Lord God, remember me,

239 Then the lords of the I pray thee, and strengthen Philistines gathered them to me, I pray thee, only this gether, for to offer a great once, O God, that I may facrifice unto Dagon their | be at once avenged of the god, and to rejoice : for they Philistines for my two eyes. faid, Our god hath delivered 29 And Samson took hold Samson our enemy into our of the two middle pillars hand.

upon which the house stood, 24 And when the people and on which it was borne saw him, they praised their up, of the one with his right god: for they said, Our god l hand, and of the other with

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(in his life. 30 And Samson said, Let 31 Then his brethren, and me die with the Philistines: all the house of his father, and he bowed himself with came down and took him, all his might; and the house and brought him up, and bum: fell upon the lords, and upon riedhim between Zorah all the people that were and Eshtaol, in the burying therein. So the dead which place of Manoah his father: he flew at his death were and he judged Israel twenty more than they which he flew years.

From the Book of R U T H.



5 And Mahlon and ChiOw it came to pass lion died also both of them:

in the days when the and the woman was left of judges ruled, that there was her two sons and her husa famine in the land. And band. a certain man of Beth-lehem 6 Then she arose with judah went to sojourn in the her daughters-in-law, that country of Moab, he and his she might return from the wife and his two sons. country of Moab: for the

2 And the name of the had heard in the country of man was Elimelech, and the Moab, how that the Lord name of his wife Naomi, had visited his people in givand the name of his two ing them bread. sons Mahlon and Chilion, 7 Wherefore the went Ephraithites of Beth-lehem-forth out of the place where judah. And they came into the was, and her two daughthe country of Moab, and ters-in-law with her : and continued there.

they went on the way to re3 And Elimelech Naomi's turn unto the land of Judah. husband died; and she was 8 And Naomi said unto left, and her two fons. her two daughters-in-law,

4 And they took them Go, return each to her mowives of the women of Mo- ther's house; the Lord deal ab; the name of the one kindly with you, as ye have was Orpah, and the name of dealt with the dead, and with the other Ruth: and they me. dwelled there about ten years.

The Lord grant you O 3


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