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士师记 16:1-31

参孙和大利拉

1一天,参孙迦萨,看见一个妓女,就与她亲近。 2迦萨人得知参孙来了,便包围那地方,整夜埋伏在城门口,没有动手,心想:“等天一亮,我们就杀掉他。” 3可是,参孙睡到半夜就起来,把城门的门扇连门框和门闩一同拆下,扛到希伯仑对面的山顶上。

4后来,参孙梭烈谷爱上一位名叫大利拉的女子。 5非利士人的首领就上去见这女子,对她说:“请你哄参孙说出他为何有这么大力气,我们怎样才能制服他,把他绑起来。事后,我们每人会给你一千一百块银子。” 6于是,大利拉参孙:“求你告诉我,你为什么有这么大力气?用什么办法才能把你绑起来制服你?”

7参孙说:“如果我被七根还没干的青绳子绑着,我的力气便会和普通人一样。” 8非利士人的首领便把七根还没干的青绳子交给大利拉,她用那些绳子把参孙绑起来。 9有人已预先埋伏在她的内室,于是她喊道:“参孙非利士人来捉你了!”但参孙挣断了绳子,就像挣断火烧过的麻线一样。因此,仍然没有人知道他为何力气过人。

10大利拉参孙说:“你说谎捉弄我。现在请你告诉我,用什么方法才能绑住你?” 11参孙回答说:“如果用从未用过的新绳子绑住我,我的力气就会和普通人一样。” 12于是,大利拉让人埋伏在内室,她用七根新绳子绑住参孙,然后喊道:“参孙非利士人来捉你了!”结果,参孙挣断了手臂上的绳子,就像挣断一根线一样。

13大利拉参孙说:“到现在你还是说谎捉弄我。请你告诉我,用什么方法才能绑住你?”参孙说:“你把我的七根发辨和织布机的线编在一起,用橛子钉牢就可以了。” 14于是,大利拉把他的发辫和织布机的线编在一起,用橛子钉牢,然后喊道:“参孙非利士人来捉你了!”参孙醒来,挣脱了织布机的橛子和线。

15大利拉参孙说:“你既然不跟我说真心话,还说什么爱我!你捉弄了我三次,没告诉我你为何力气过人。” 16大利拉天天在他跟前唠叨不停,以致他烦得要死, 17就把秘密告诉了她。他说:“我从不剃发,因为我一出生就献给上帝做拿细耳人了。如果剃掉我的头发,我的力气就会和普通人一样。”

18大利拉见他说出了心中的秘密,就派人去通知非利士人的首领,说:“你们再来一次吧,他已经把秘密告诉我了。”于是,他们带着银子去了。 19大利拉参孙枕着她的腿睡觉,然后叫人来剃掉他的七根发辫,使他力气尽失,无力反抗。 20她喊道:“参孙非利士人来捉你了!”参孙醒来,心想:“我要像前几次一样挣脱捆绑。”他却不知道耶和华已经离开他了。 21非利士人拿住他,剜了他的眼睛,把他带到迦萨,用铜链锁住他,让他在监牢里推磨。 22后来,他的头发又渐渐长出来了。

参孙之死

23非利士人的首领聚在一起向他们的神明大衮献大祭,欢呼说:“我们的神把仇敌参孙交在我们手中了。” 24众人看见参孙,就赞美他们的神明,说:“我们的神把仇敌交在我们手中了,他曾毁坏我们的田地,杀死我们许多人。” 25他们都兴高采烈,并喊道:“把参孙带来让我们消遣消遣。”于是,有人把参孙从监牢里提出来供他们消遣,他们让他站在两根柱子中间。 26参孙对拉着他手的童仆说:“带我到支撑这庙宇的柱子那里,我想靠一靠。” 27那时,庙里挤满了男男女女,非利士人的首领们都在场,房顶上还有三千男女看参孙的热闹。

28参孙向耶和华祷告说:“主耶和华啊,求你眷顾我!上帝啊,求你再次赐给我力量,使我向非利士人报剜眼之仇。” 29参孙就抱住庙宇中央的两根柱子,一手抱一根, 30然后喊道:“我要跟非利士人同归于尽!”于是,他一用力,庙宇倒塌,压住里面的首领和民众。参孙死时杀的人比他活着时杀的还多。 31参孙的兄弟和家人取走他的尸体,葬在琐拉以实陶之间他父亲玛挪亚的墓地里。参孙以色列的士师二十年。

New International Version - UK

Judges 16:1-31

Samson and Delilah

1One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her. 2The people of Gaza were told, ‘Samson is here!’ So they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the city gate. They made no move during the night, saying, ‘At dawn we’ll kill him.’

3But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and took hold of the doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore them loose, bar and all. He lifted them to his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron.

4Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. 5The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, ‘See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so that we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels16:5 That is, about 13 kilograms of silver.’

6So Delilah said to Samson, ‘Tell me the secret of your great strength and how you can be tied up and subdued.’

7Samson answered her, ‘If anyone ties me with seven fresh bow-strings that have not been dried, I’ll become as weak as any other man.’

8Then the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bow-strings that had not been dried, and she tied him with them. 9With men hidden in the room, she called to him, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’ But he snapped the bow-strings as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength was not discovered.

10Then Delilah said to Samson, ‘You have made a fool of me; you lied to me. Come now, tell me how you can be tied.’

11He said, ‘If anyone ties me securely with new ropes that have never been used, I’ll become as weak as any other man.’

12So Delilah took new ropes and tied him with them. Then, with men hidden in the room, she called to him, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’ But he snapped the ropes off his arms as if they were threads.

13Delilah then said to Samson, ‘All this time you have been making a fool of me and lying to me. Tell me how you can be tied.’

He replied, ‘If you weave the seven braids of my head into the fabric on the loom and tighten it with the pin, I’ll become as weak as any other man.’ So while he was sleeping, Delilah took the seven braids of his head, wove them into the fabric 14and16:13,14 Some Septuagint manuscripts; Hebrew replied, ‘I can if you weave the seven braids of my head into the fabric on the loom.’ 14 So she tightened it with the pin.

Again she called to him, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’ He awoke from his sleep and pulled up the pin and the loom, with the fabric.

15Then she said to him, ‘How can you say, “I love you,” when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength.’ 16With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it.

17So he told her everything. ‘No razor has ever been used on my head,’ he said, ‘because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.’

18When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, ‘Come back once more; he has told me everything.’ So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. 19After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him.16:19 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and he began to weaken And his strength left him.

20Then she called, ‘Samson, the Philistines are upon you!’

He awoke from his sleep and thought, ‘I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.’ But he did not know that the Lord had left him.

21Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding corn in the prison. 22But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.

The death of Samson

23Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate, saying, ‘Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands.’

24When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying,

‘Our god has delivered our enemy

into our hands,

the one who laid waste our land

and multiplied our slain.’

25While they were in high spirits, they shouted, ‘Bring out Samson to entertain us.’ So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them.

When they stood him among the pillars, 26Samson said to the servant who held his hand, ‘Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.’ 27Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. 28Then Samson prayed to the Lord, ‘Sovereign Lord, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.’ 29Then Samson reached towards the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, 30Samson said, ‘Let me die with the Philistines!’ Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.

31Then his brothers and his father’s whole family went down to get him. They brought him back and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father. He had led16:31 Traditionally judged Israel for twenty years.