To the Gazathites it was said, Samson comes hither; and they surrounded him and set··an··ambush for him all night in the gate of the city. And they were··silent all the night, saying, At the light of the morning we shall kill him.
And Samson lay until midnight, and arose at midnight, and seized the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and journeyed away with them with the bar; and he set them on his shoulders◦, and brought· them ·up to▵ the head of the mountain that is before Hebron.
And the satraps* of the Philistines went··up to her, and said to her, Entice him and see in what his great power is, and by what we may prevail◦ over him, that we may bind him to afflict him, and we will give thee every man◦ a thousand and a hundred of silver.
And those ambushing sat with her in the chamber; and she said to him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And he pulled··apart the bow··strings as a strand of tow* is pulled··apart when it smells the fire, and his power was not known.
And Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them, and said to him, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson! And those setting··the··ambush were situated in the chamber. And he tore them from on his arms as a thread.
And Delilah said to▵ Samson, Until now◦ thou hast deluded me, and spoken lies to▵ me; tell me with what thou mayest be bound. And he said to▵ her, If thou weavest the seven curls of my head with the weaving◦.
and he told her all his heart, and said to her, A razor has not come··up on my head, for I◦ have been a Nazarite of God from the belly of my mother. If I◦ be shaven, then my power will be removed from me, and I shall be··weak, and be as any man.
And Delilah saw that he had··told her all his heart, and she sent and called all the satraps of the Philistines, saying, Come··up this time◦, for he has··told me all his heart. And the satraps of the Philistines came··up unto her, and brought··up the silver in their hand.
And she said, The Philistines are upon thee, Samson. And he awoke from his sleep, and said, I will go··out as a time◦ in the time◦, and shake· them ·off. And he knew not that Jehovah had turned··aside from him.
And it was when◦ it seemed good to their heart, that they said, Call for Samson that he may sport for us. And they called for Samson out of the house of the bound, and he sported before them, and they stood him between the pillars.
And Samson called to▵ Jehovah and said, O Lord Jehovih*, remember me, I pray◦ Thee, and strengthen me, I pray◦ Thee, surely this time◦, O God, and I will be avenged of the Philistines with one vengeance for my two eyes.
And Samson said, Let my soul die with the Philistines; and he stretched· himself ·out with power; and the house fell upon the satraps, and upon all the people that were therein. And the dead whom he put··to··death in his death were many more than they whom he put··to··death in his life.
And his brothers and all the house of his father came··down, and lifted and brought· him ·up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the grave of Manoah his father. And he◦ judged Israel twenty years.