JUDGES 15:15 – 16:10
15:15 And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass; and he stretched out his hand and took it, and struck a thousand men with it.
15:16 And Samson said, / With the jawbone of an ass, / A heap upon a double heap; / With the jawbone of an ass, / I have struck a thousand men dead.
15:17 And when he finished speaking, he cast the jawbone from his hand; and he called that place Ramath-lehi.
15:18 And he was very thirsty, and he called on Jehovah, saying, You have granted this great victory by the hand of Your servant. And will I now die of thirst and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?
15:19 But God broke open the hollow place that is in Lehi, and water came forth from it. And when he drank, his spirit returned and he was revived; therefore he called the name of that place En-hakkore, which is in Lehi to this day.
15:20 And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
16:1 And Samson went down to Gaza; and there he saw a harlot and went in unto her.
16:2 And this was told to the Gazites, saying, Samson has come here. So they surrounded him and set an ambush for him all night long in the gate of the city. And they were quiet all night long, saying among themselves, We will stay here until the light of morning; then we will slay him.
16:3 But Samson lay only until midnight; then he rose at midnight and grasped the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and he plucked them up along with the bar; and he put them on his shoulders and brought them up to the top of the mountain that is in front of Hebron.
16:4 Then after this he fell in love with a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
16:5 And the lords of the Philistines came to her; and they said to her, Entice him, and find out how it is that his strength is so great, and how we can prevail against him and bind him so that we may afflict him; and we each will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.
16:6 So Delilah said to Samson, Tell me please, How is it that your strength is so great, and how could you be bound so that you could be afflicted?
16:7 And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven new cords that are not dried out, I will become weak and be like any other man.
16:8 So the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven new cords that were not dried out, and she bound him with them.
16:9 And there was an ambush staying with her in the inner chamber; and she said to him, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he snapped the cords, as when a strand of tow is snapped when it touches fire. So his strength was not known.
16:10 Then Delilah said to Samson, You have just mocked me and told me lies; now tell me please, How can you be bound?