SAMSON DOES BATTLE

 

Judges 15:9-20

9 Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah, and spread

themselves in Lehi. 10 And the men of Judah said, Why are ye come

up against us? And they answered, To bind Samson are we come up,

to do to him as he hath done to us. 11 Then three thousand men of

Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson,

Knowest thou not that the Philistines [are] rulers over us? what

[is] this [that] thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As

they did unto me, so have I done unto them. 12 And they said unto

him, We are come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into

the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them, Swear unto

me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves. 13 And they spake

unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee

into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound

him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock. 14

[And] when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him:

and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords

that [were] upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire,

and his bands loosed from off his hands. 15 And he found a new

jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a

thousand men therewith. 16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of

an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a

thousand men. 17 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of

speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and

called that place Ramathlehi. 18 And he was sore athirst, and

called on the LORD, and said, Thou hast given this great

deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for

thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? 19 But God

clave an hollow place that [was] in the jaw, and there came water

thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he

revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which

[is] in Lehi unto this day. 20 And he judged Israel in the days

of the Philistines twenty years.


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