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Judges 13:15 - Judges 14:20

15 Gen 18:5; Jdg 6:18; Jdg 6:18
18 Gen 32:29; Gen 32:29
19 Jdg 6:19-20; 1 Kin 18:30-38; 1 Kin 18:30-38
20 Mat 17:6; Hos 12:4-5; Dan 10:9
21 Jdg 6:22; Jdg 6:22
22 Isa 6:5; Jdg 6:22; Deu 4:3
23 Psa 25:14; Pro 3:22; Joh 14:20-23
24 Luk 2:52; Luk 1:80; 1 Sam 3:19
25 Jdg 3:10; Jdg 6:34; 1 Sam 11:6
1 Gen 38:13; Jos 15:10; Gen 34:2
2 Gen 21:21; Gen 24:2; Gen 24:13
3 Deu 7:3; Exo 34:16; Gen 24:3-4
4 Jos 11:20; 2 Chr 10:15; 2 Chr 10:15
6 Jdg 3:10; Jdg 13:25; 1 Sam 11:6
12 Gen 45:22; Gen 29:27; Luk 14:7
15 Jdg 15:6; Mic 7:6; Pro 6:26
16 Jdg 16:15; Jdg 16:15
19 1 Cor 12:11; 1 Cor 12:4; 1 Sam 11:6
20 Jdg 15:2; Jdg 15:2; Joh 3:29
Judges—Chapter 13

Manoah's sacrifices, whereby the angel is discovered.

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

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, and offered it upon a rock unto the Lord: and the angel did wonderously; 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 Lord.

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, he would not have received a burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have showed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.

Samson is born

24 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 the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges—Chapter 14

Samson desires a wife of the Philistines.

1 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 Philistines: 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 Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she 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 the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

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

In his journey he kills a lion

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.

In a second journey he finds honey in the carcass

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

Samson's marriage feast

10 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.

His riddle by his wife is made known

12 And Samson said unto them, I will 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, Entice 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 to 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? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.

He strikes down thirty Philistines

19 And the spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their 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.

His wife is married to another.

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

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