13:8 Then Manoah entreated Jehovah and said, Oh, my Lord! Let the man of God, whom You sent, come again to us, I pray; and let Him teach us what we should do with the boy that is to be born.
13:9 And God hearkened to the voice of Manoah; and the Angel of God came again to the woman while she was sitting in the field, but Manoah her husband was not with her.
13:10 And the woman hurried and ran off; and she told her husband and said to him, The man who came to me that day has just appeared to me.
13:11 And Manoah rose up and followed his wife and came to the man. And he said to Him, Are You the man who spoke to this woman? And He said, I am.
13:12 And Manoah said, Now when Your words come to pass, what rule shall the boy follow, and what shall he do?
13:13 And the Angel of Jehovah said to Manoah, Observe all that I spoke to this woman.
13:14 She is not to eat of anything that comes forth from the grapevine, nor is she to drink wine or strong drink, nor is she to eat anything unclean; she shall observe all that I commanded her.
13:15 And Manoah said to the Angel of Jehovah, Let us detain You, we pray, that we may prepare a kid for You.
13:16 And the Angel of Jehovah said to Manoah, If you detain Me, I will not eat your food; but if you prepare a burnt offering, offer it up to Jehovah. For Manoah did not know that He was the Angel of Jehovah.
13:17 Then Manoah said to the Angel of Jehovah, What is Your name, so that when Your words come to pass, we may honor You?
13:18 And the Angel of Jehovah said to him, Why do you ask about My name, since it is wonderful?
13:19 And Manoah took the kid with the meal offering and offered it up upon the rock to Jehovah; and He acted wondrously, while Manoah and his wife looked on.
13:20 And when the flame went up from the altar to heaven, the Angel of Jehovah went up in the flame of the altar, while Manoah and his wife looked on; and they fell on their faces to the ground.
13:21 And the Angel of Jehovah did not appear again to Manoah and his wife. Then Manoah knew that He was the Angel of Jehovah.
13:22 And Manoah said to his wife, We will surely die, for we have seen God.
13:23 But his wife said to him, If Jehovah had been pleased to kill us, He would not have taken a burnt offering and a meal offering from our hand, nor would He have shown us all these things or let us hear a thing like this at this time.
13:24 And the woman bore a son, and she called his name Samson. And the boy grew up, and Jehovah blessed him.
13:25 And the Spirit of Jehovah began to move him at Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.