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Delilah entieth Samson,

JUDGES.

ant quercomil hin. 15 And be found a new jaw-bone when it toucheth the fire. So his of an ass, and put forth his hand, and strength was not known. took it, and slew a thousand men 10 And Delilah said unto Samson, therewith.

Behold, thou hast mocked me, and 16 And Samson said, With the jaw- told iné lies: now tell me, I pray thee, done of an 'ass, heaps upon heaps, wherewith thou migbtest be bound. with the jaw of an ass have 1 slain 11 And he said unto her, if they a thousand men.

bind me fast with new ropes that 17 And it came to pass, when he never were occupied, then shall i de bad made an end of speaking, that he weak, and be as another man. cast away the jaw-bone out of his 12 Delilah therefore took new ropes, hand, and called that place Ramath- and bound him therewith, and said lehi.

unto him, The Philistines de upon 18 | And he was sore athirst, and chee, Samson. And there were liers in called on the LORD, and said, Thou wait abiding in the chainber. And he hast given this great deliverance into brake them from off his arins like a the band of thy servant: and now thread. shall i die for thirst, and fall into the 13 And Delilah said unto Samson, band of the uncircuincised ?

Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and 19 But God clave an hollow place told me lies: tell me wherewith thou that was in the jaw, and there came mightest be bound. And he said unto water thereout and when he had her, if thou weavest the seven locks drunk, his spirit came again, and he of my head with the web. revived: wherefore he called the name 16 And she fastened it with a pin, thereof En-hakkore, which is in Lehi and said unto him, The Philistines be unto this day.

upon thee, Samson. And he awaked 20 And he judged Israel in the days out of bis sleep, ant went away with of the Philistines twenty years.

the piu of the beam, and with the

web. CHAP. XVI.

15 | And she said unto him, How saw there an harlot, and went in thine heart is not with me? Thou hast unto her.

mocked me these three times, and 9 And it was told the Gazites, say-hast not told me wherein tby great ing, Samson is come hither. And they strength lieth. com passed him in, and laid wait for 16 And it came to pass, when she him all night in the gate of the city, pressed him daily with her words, and and were quiet all the nigh:, saying, urged him, so bat bis soul was vexed In the morning, when it is day, we unto death; shall kill him.

17 That he told her all his heart, 3 And Samson lay till midnight, and and said unto her, There bath not arose at midnight, and took the doors come a razor upon mine bead: for I of the gate of the city, and the two have been a Nazarite unto God from posts, and went away with them, bar my mother's womb: if I be sharen, and all, and put them upon bis shoul- then my strength will go from me, ders, and carried them up to the top and I shall become weak, and be like of an hill that is before Hebron. any other man.

4 And it came to pass afterward, is And when Delilah saw that he had that he loved a woman in the valley of told her all his heart, she sent and Sorek, whose name was Delilah. called for the lords of the Philistines,

5 And the lords of the Philistines saying, Come up this once, for he came up unto her, and said unto her, hath showed me all his heart. Then Entice 'him, and see wherein his the lords of the Philistines came up great strength lieth, and by what means unto her, and brought money in their we may prevail against him, that we hand. may bind him, to afflict biin: and we 19 And she made him sleep upon will give thee every one of us eleven her kness; and she called for a man, hundred pieces of silver.

and she caused biin to shave off the 6 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell seren locks of his head ; and she beme, 1 pray thee, wherein thy great gan to afflict hiin, and his strengib strength lieth, and wherewith thou went from him. mightest be bound, to afflict thee. 20 And she said, The Philistines be

7 And Samson said unto her, If they upon thee, Samson. And he awoke bind me with seren green withs that out of his sleep, and said, I will go were never dried, then shall I be out as at other times before, and weak, and be as another man.

shake myself. And he wist not that 9 Then the lords of the Philistines the LORD yas departed from hun. brought up to her seven green withs 21 TBut the Philistines took him, and which had not been dried, and she put out his eyes, and brought him bound him with them.

down to Gaza, and bound him with 9 Now there were men lying in wait, fetters of brass; and he did grind ia abiding with ber in the chamber. And the prison-house. she said unto him, The Philistines bc 22 Howbeit the hair of his head be. zepon thee, Samson. And he brake the gan to grow again after he was shaven. them as a thread of tow is broken 1° 93 Ti Then the lords of the Philistidet

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Wlcall's Idolatry. CHAP. XVII, XITIT. The spies of Dan. gathered them together for to offer a hundred shekels of silver, and game? great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, then to the founder, who made thereand to rejoice: for they said, Our god of a graven image and a molten image: bath delivered Sanison our enemy into and they were in the house of Micals. our hand.

5 And the inan Micah had an house 94 And when the people saw him, of gods, and made an ephod, and iethey praised their god : for ebey said, raphim, and consecrated one of his Our god hath delivered into our hands sons, who became his priest. o'ir enemy, and the destroyer of our 6 in those days there was no king in country, which slew inany of us. Israel, but every man did that which

23 And it came to pass, when their was right in his own eyes. hearts were merry, that they said, 7 And there was a young man out Call for Samson that he may make of Betb-lehem-judah of the fainily of us sport. And they called for Samson Judah, wbo was a Levite, and be su. out of the prison-house; and he made journed there. them sport: and they set him betwecn 8 And the snan departed out of the the pillars.

city from Beth-lebem-judah, to so26 And Samson said unto the ladjourn where he could find a place : and that held him by the hand, Suffer me he came to mount Ephraim to the that I may feel the pillars whereupon house of Mical, as he journeyed. the house standerb, that I may lean 9 And Micah said unto bim, Wbence upon them.

comest thou? And he said unto him, 97 Now the honse was full of men I am a Levite of Beth-lebem-Judab, and women; and all the lords of the and I go to sojourn where I may find Philistines ucre there: and there were a place. upon the roof about three thousand No And Micah said unto him, Dwell men and women, that beheld while with me, and be unto me a father Samson made sport.

and a priest, and I will give thee ten 29 Aud Samson calied unto the LORD, shekels of silver by the year, and a suit and said, O LORD God, remember me, of apparel, and thy victuals. So the I pray tbee, and strengthen me, I pray Levite went in. thee, only this once, o God, that 1 11 And the Levite was content to may be at once avenged of the Philis dwell with the man; and the young tines for my two eyes.

man was unto him as one of his sons. 99 And Samson took hold of the two 12 And Micah consecrated the Lemiddle pillars upon which the house vite; and the young inan became bis stood, and on which it was borne up, priest, and was in the house of Micah, of the one with his right hand and of 13 Then said Micah, Now know I the other with his left.

that the LORD will do we good, seeing 30 And Sanson said, let me die I have a Levite to my priest. with the Philistines And he bowed

CHAP. XVIII. himself with all his might; and the IN those days there was no king in all the people that were therein. So of the Danites sought them an inhethe dead which he slew at his death ritance to dwell in; for unto that day were more than they which he slew all their inheritance had not fallen unto in his life.

them among the tribes of Israel. 31 Then his brethren and all the 2 And the children of Dan sent of bouse of his father came down, and their family ftve men from their coasts, took him, and brought him up, and men of valour, from Zorah and from buried bim between Zorah and Esh- Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to taol m the burying-place of Mangah search it; and they said unto them, bis father. And he judged Israel twen-Go, search the land : who when they ty years.

came to mount Ephraim, to the house CHAP. Xvi.

of Micah, they lodged there. ND there was a man of mount 3 When they were by the house of

Ephraim, whose name was Mi- Micah, they knew the voice of the sah.

young man the Levite: and they turn2 And he said unto Iris mother, The ed in thither, and said unto him, who leven hundred shekels of silver that brought thee hither and what makest were taken from thee, about which thou in this place ? and what bast thou shou cursedst, and spakesl of also in here? mine ears, behold, the silver is with 4 And he said unto them, Thus and me; I took it. And bis mother said, thus dealeth Micah with me, and hath Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son hired me, and I am his priest.

3 And when he had restored the 5 And they said unto hini, Ask couneleven bundred shekels of silver to his sel, we pray thee, of God, that we nother, his motber said, I had wholly inay know whether our way which we dedicated the silver unto the LORO go shall be prosperous, from my hand, for my son to make 6 And the priest said unto them, Go a graven image and a molten image: in peace : before the LORD is your now therefore I will restore it unto way wherein ye go. ttiec

7 T Then the five men departed, .. Yet be restored the money unto and caune to Laish, and saw the people his mother; and his mother took two that were therein, how they dwelk

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JUDGES. The Dan!tes surprise ish. careless, after the manner of the Zi-, that were in the houses near to Me donians, quiet and secure; and there cah's house were gathered together, tas ir mazistrate m the land, that and overtook the children of Dan. might put them to shame in any thing : 23 And they cried unto the children and they were far from the Zidouians, of Dan. And they turned their faces, and had no business with any man. and saint unto Micah, What ailetb

9 And they canie unto their hrethren thee, that thou coinest with such a to Zorah and Eshtaol: and then bre-coinpany? thren said unto them, What say ye? 21 And he said, Ye have taken away

9 And they said, Arise, that we may my gods which I made, and the priest, go up against them: tor we have seen and ye are gone away: and wliat have the land, and behold, it is very good: 1 more and what is this that ye say and are ye stili? be net stothrul to go, unto me, what aileth shee? and to enter to possess the land. 25 And the children of Dan said unto

10 When yo go, ye shall come unto himn, Let nor thy voice be heard among a people secure, and to a large land : us, lest angry fellow's run upon thee, for God hath given it into your bancis; and thou lose thy life, with the lives a place where there is no want of any of thy household. thing that is in the earth.

26 And the children of Dan went 11 And there went from thence of their way: and when Micah saw that the family of the Danites out of Zorah they were too strong for him, he turne and out of Eshtavl, six hundred men, and went back unto his house. appointed with weapons of war.

27 1. And they took the things which 12 And they went up, and pitched Micah had made, and the priest wliicha in Kicjath-jeariin, in Judah: where he irad, and came unto Laish, unto a fore they called that place Mahaneh, people that were al quiet and secure : dan unto this day: bebold, it is behind and they smote thein with the edge Kirjath-jearim.

of the sword, and burct the city with 13 And they passed thence unto tire. mount Ephraim, and came unto the 99 And there was no deliverer, behouse of Micah.

cause it was iar trom Zidon, and they 149 'Then answered the five men that had no busines; with any inan; and went to spy out the country of Laish, it was in the valley that licth by Betuand said unto their brethren, Do ye rebob. And they built it city, and know that there is in these houses an duelt therein. ephod, and teraphim, and a graven! 29 And they called the name of the image, and a molten image now city Dan, after the name of Dan their therefore consider what ye tave to do. father, who was born unto Israel,

15 And they turned thitherward, howbeit the name of the city was and came to the house of the young Laista at the first. man the Levite, con unto the house of 30 And the children of Dan set up Mic ; and saluted him.

the graven image: and Jonathan, the 16 And the six hundred in'en ap- son of Gershoni, the son of Manissen, pointed with their weapons of war, hat and his sons were priests to the which ucre of the children of Dan, tribe of Dan, until the day of the capstood by the entering of the gate. tivity of the land.

17 And the five men that went to 31 And they set their up Micah's spy out the land went up, and came graven image which he made, all the in thither, and took the aven image, time that the house of God was in and the ephod, and the teraphim, and Shiloh. the molten image: and the priest

CHAP. XIX. stood in the entering of the gate with AND it came to pass in those days, the six bundred men ilut were ap when , pointed with weapons of war.

that there was a certain Levite sojournIS And these went into Micah's ing on the side of mount Ephraim, who house, and fetched the carved image, took to him a concubine out of Beththe epbod, and the teraphim, and the lebem-judah. molten image. Then said the priest

2 And his concubine played the unto them, What do ye?

whore against hiin, and went away 19 And they said unto him, Holdfroin bit unto her father's house to thy peace, lay thine band upon thy Bethlehein-judal, and was there four mouth, and go with us, and be to is whole months. a father and a priest: is it better for 3 And her husband aro-e, and went thee to be a priest unto the house or after her, to speak friendly unto her, one man, or that thou be a priest unto and to bring her again, having his sera trice and a family in Israel

vant with him, and a couple of anscs : 20 And the priest's heart was gred, and she brought him into her father's and he tuok the ephod, ud the tera house: and when the tither of the phun, and the graven image, and went damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet in the midst o the people.

him. 21 So they turned and deparied, and 4 And lis father-in-law, tbe damsel's put the little ones, and the cattle, and father, retained hiin; and he abode the carreize before them.

with hiu three days. so they did est 404-400 vien they were a good way and drink, and louged there. ti... tl: Louse of Micah, the mei 9 Aw it came to pass in the fourth

The Lor:10 and ts 99 cabine CHAP. XIX The Domjande utekeeness. day, when they arose early in the passing from Belli-lehem-juda', to morning, that be rose up to depart: ward the side of mount Ezhram : and the damsel's father sud unio his from thence aml: and I went io Bethson-in-law, Comfort thine hcant with lebem-judah, hut I am now going to a moisel of bread, and afterward go the house of the LORD); and there is your way.

no man that receiveth ine to house, 6 And they sat down, and did eat 19 Yet there is both straw and proand drink both of them together : vender for our asses ; and there is for the damsel's father had said unto bread and wine also for me, and in: che man, Be conteni, I pray thee, and thy handmain, and for the young man tarry all higat, and let thine heart berehich is with thy servants : inete 13 merry.

no want of any thing. 7 And when the man rose up to 20 And the old man said, Peace be depart, bis father-in-law urged him : 1 with thee; howsoever let all thy wants therefore he lodged there again. lie upon me; only lodge not in the

8 And be arose early in the norn street. ing on the fifth day to depart: and 21 So be brought him into bis house, the damsel's father said, Comfort and gave provender unto the asses: thine beart, I pray thee. And they and they washed their feet, and did carried until afternoon, and they did eat and drink. eat both of them.

99 Nor as they were making their 9 And when the man rose up to hearts meriy, belo!d, the men of the depari, he, and his concubine, and city, certain sons of Beliai reset the his servant, bis father-in-law, the house round about, and beat at the damsel's father, said unto bim, Be- door, and spake io tbe master of the hold, now, the day draweth towards house, the old man, saying, Bring evening, I pray you tarry all night : forth the man that came into thine behold, the day groweth to an end, house, that we may know bin. lodge here, that ihine beart may be 23 And the man, the master of the merry; and to-morrow get you early house, went out unto them, and said on your way, that thou mayest go unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, home.

pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing 10 But the man would not tarry that i bai this man is come into mine night, but he rose up and departed, house, do not this folly. and came over against Jebus, which is 24 Behold, here is my daughter, a Jerusalem : and there were with him maiden, and his concubine them i two asses saddled, his concubine also will bring out now, and humble ye CG; with him.

them, and do with them what seemeth 11 And when they were by Jebus, good unto you: but unto this mau do the day was far spent ; and the ser- not so vile a thing. vant said unto his master, Come, I 25 But the men would not bearken pray thee, and let us turn in unto to bim : so the man took his concu. ibis city of :be Jebusites, and lodge bine, and brought ber forth unto in it.

them; and they knew her, and abu12 And his master said unto him, sed her all the night until the mornWe will not turn aside hitbe: into the ing: and when the day began to city of a stranger, that is not of the spring, they let her go. cbildren of Israel ; we will pass over 2) Then came the woman in the to Gibeah.

dawning of the day, and fell down at 13 And he said unto his servant, the door of the inan's house where Come, and let us draw near to one of her lord was, tiil it was light. these places to lodge all night, in Gi 27 And her lord rose up in the beah, or in Ramah.

morning, and opened the doors of the 14 And they passed on and went house, and went out to go his way: their way; and the sun went down and behold, the wounari his concuupon them when they were by Gi-bine was fallen down wi the dicor of beah, which belongeth to Benjamin.

the house, and her bands trere upon 15 And they turned aside thriher, the threshold. to go in and to lodge in Gibeah : and 28 And he said unto her, ''p, and when he went in, he sat bim down in let us be going. But none answered. a street of the city: for there was no Then the man took her up upon an man that took thein into his house to ass, and the man rose up, and gat Indging

bim unto his place. 16 And hehoid, there came an old 49 And when he was come into hig man from his work out of the fieid house, he took a linife, and laid hold at even, which was also of mount on his concubine, and divided her, Ephraim; and he sojourned in Gin together with her bones, into twelve beah : but the men of the place were pieces, and sent her into all the coasts Benjamites.

of Israel. 17 And when he had lifted up his 30 And it was so, that all that saw eyes, he saw a way-faring man in the ii said. There was no such deed done street of the ciły: anu the old man nor seen, from the day that the chil. said, Whither goest thou; and whence dren of Israel came up out of the land connest thon

of Egypt unto this day: consider of 16 And be said unto him, we are it, take advice, and speak your it? 15.

Te Lootte's complaint.

JUDGES

israri cederalce CHAP. XX.

16 Anonr all this people there were TEX. a!! the children of Israel seven hundrede chosen onen defl-hora

went out, and the congregationell, every one could sling stones at an was gathered together as one inan, hair-brenth, and not miss. érom even tu Deer-sheba, with 17 And the men of Israel, besides the land of Gilead, unto the LORD in Benjamin, were numbered four hun. Mizel.

diei thousand men that drew sword : 2 And the chief of all the people, all these were men o: war. cu'n vi all the tribes of Israel, pre 13! And ihe cbildren of Israel ated theurselves in the assembly rose, and went up to the house of God, or the people of Gol, four hundreil and asked counsel or God, and said, tivusiind rootmen that crew sword. Which of us shall go up first to the

3 (Sow the childien of Benjamin Butrie abitinst the children of Benjahoisid that the children of blaei ere oin: Alid the LORD said, Judah shall gore up to Mizpeh.) Then said the go up first. Children of Israel, Tell us, now was 19 and the children of Israel rose this wickedness?

ay in the morning, and encamped + And the Levite, the husband of against Gileal. the woman that was slain, answered

And the men of Israel went out and said, I came into Gibeah that to battle against Benjamin ; and the belongctn to Benjamin, I and my con- men of Israel put themselves in array cubine, to lodge.

to fight against them at ibeab. 5 And the men of Gibeah rose against 1 And the children of Benjamia me, and beset the house round about came forth out of Giteah, and deupon mne by night, und thought to stroyed down to the ground of the have slain me: and my cuncubine have Israelites that day twenty and two they forced, that she is dead.

thousand men. 6 And I took my concubine, and 22 | And the people the men of Iscut her in pieces, and seni her rael encouraged themselves, and set throughout all the country of the their battle again in array in the inheritance of Israel : for they have place where they put themselves in coinmitted lewdness and folly in array the tirst day. Israel.

23 (And the cbildren of Israel went i Bebold, ye are all children of up and wept before the LORD unui Israel; give here your advice and cven, and asked counsel or the LORD, counsel.

saying, Shall I go up again to battle 8 And all the people arose as one against the children of Benjamin my man, saying, We will not any of us go brother! And the LORD said, Go up to bis tent, neither will we any of us against him.) turn into his house.

24 And the children of Israel came 9 But now this shall be the thing near against the children of Benjamin which we will do tu Gibeah ; we will the second day. go up by lot against it :

25 And Benjam:in went

th' against 10 And we will take ten men of an them out of Gibeah the second day, hundred throughout all the tribes of and destroyed down to the ground of Israel, and an hundred of a thousand, the children of Israel again eighteen and a thousand out of ten thousand, thousand men; all these drew the to fetch victual for the people, that sword. they may do, when they come to Gi 26 91 Then all the children of Israel, beah of Benjamin, according to all the and all the people, went up, and came forly that they have wronghi in Israel. unto the house of God, and wept, and

ii So all the men of Israel were ga- sät there before the LORD, and fasted thered against the city, knit togetber that day until even, and offered burntas one man.

offerings and peace-offerings before 19 | And the tribes of Israel sent the LORD. men through all the tribe of Benja 97 And the children of Israel in. min, saying, What wickedness is tóis quired of the LORD, (for the ark of that is done among you!

the covenant of God was there in 13 Now therefore deliver us the those days, nen, the children uf Belial, which 29 And Phinehas, the son of Eleaare in Gibeah, that we may put them zar, the son of Aaron, stood before it 10 death, and put away evil from in those days,) saying, Shall I yet again Israel. But the children of Benjamin go out to battle against the children would not hearken to the voice of of Benjamin my brother, or shall I their brethren the children of Israel: ceuse And the LORD said, Go up;

14 But the children of Benjamin for to-morrow I will deliver them in gathered themselves together out o:to thine trand. ibe cities unto Gibeab, to go out to 29 And Israel set liers in wait battle against the children of Israel. round about Gibeah.

15 And the children of Benjamin 30 And the ceildren of Israel went were numbered at that time out of the up against the children of Benjamin cities (wenty and six thousand men on the third day, and put themselves that drew sword, besides the inhabi. in array against Gibeah, as at other tants of Cibeah, which were nuntimes. bered serea bundred chosen nen. 31 And the children of Benjamin

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