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Judges 15 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:1 - After a while, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson went to visit his wife with a kid; and he said, "I will go in to my wife in the chamber." But her father would not allow him to go in.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:2 - And her father said, "I really thought that you utterly hated her; so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister fairer than she? Pray take her instead."

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:3 - And Samson said to them, "This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines, when I do them mischief."

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:4 - So Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches; and he turned them tail to tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:5 - And when he had set fire to the torches, he let the foxes go into the standing grain of the Philistines, and burned up the shocks and the standing grain, as well as the olive orchards.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:6 - Then the Philistines said, "Who has done this?" And they said, "Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he has taken his wife and given her to his companion." And the Philistines came up, and burned her and her father with fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:7 - And Samson said to them, "If this is what you do, I swear I will be avenged upon you, and after that I will quit."

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:8 - And he smote them hip and thigh with great slaughter; and he went down and stayed in the cleft of the rock of Etam.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:9 - Then the Philistines came up and encamped in Judah, and made a raid on Lehi.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:10 - And the men of Judah said, "Why have you come up against us?" They said, "We have come up to bind Samson, to do to him as he did to us."

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:11 - Then three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam, and said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" And he said to them, "As they did to me, so have I done to them."

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:12 - And they said to him, "We have come down to bind you, that we may give you into the hands of the Philistines." And Samson said to them, "Swear to me that you will not fall upon me yourselves."

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:13 - They said to him, "No; we will only bind you and give you into their hands; we will not kill you." So they bound him with two new ropes, and brought him up from the rock.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 - When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the ropes which were on his arms became as flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:15 - And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass, and put out his hand and seized it, and with it he slew a thousand men.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:16 - And Samson said, "With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of an ass have I slain a thousand men."

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:17 - When he had finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone out of his hand; and that place was called Ra'math-le'hi.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:18 - And he was very thirsty, and he called on the LORD and said, "Thou hast granted this great deliverance by the hand of thy servant; and shall I now die of thirst, and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?"

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:19 - And God split open the hollow place that is at Lehi, and there came water from it; and when he drank, his spirit returned, and he revived. Therefore the name of it was called En-hakkor'e; it is at Lehi to this day.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:20 - And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

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