behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies; deceived her with lies, by telling her the other day that if he was bound with green withs, he should become as weak as other men; which she, out of curiosity as she might pretend, had tried, and had found to be false; and which, she might add, was an argument of want of true love to her, to mock her in such a manner: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound; so as to be held. God forgave Samson and still accomplished great things through Samson. He began to believe his strength was his alone. The story of Samson and Delilah reminds us just how important it is to guard our hearts and follow God's way! Honor our father and mother (Exodus 20:12). If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.”, 18 When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines(Y), “Come back once more; he has told me everything.” So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. In today’s market value, it could reach as high as $100,000. What are the lessons we can learn from the story of Samson and Delilah? I couldn’t believe what I was reading, however, I realized immediately that the reason God told Samson to stay away from the Valley of Sorek, the Valley of the Vine, was not that God was trying to be arbitrary or demanding or narrow. ©2020. Now that Samson is left by himself, he can’t do anything. The man who appeared to me the other day!”. Every time she thought Samson told her the truth, she would immediately call the Philistines to arrest Samson. But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved. 23 Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon(AH) their god and to celebrate, saying, “Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands.”. (Z) 19 After 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.

It is very likely that the concluding victory, in which he gave his life, was the precursor to that devastating defeat of the Philistines which was accomplished not long thereafter.

Salem Media Group. Again she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!”(S) He awoke from his sleep and pulled up the pin and the loom, with the fabric. 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.

Samson 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. Furthermore, “sought” is a form of the figure of speech known as anthropopathism (human emotions ascribed to deity) — just as physical traits are sometimes employed of God for emphatic purposes (cf. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? What, then, is the meaning? He involved himself in a wine-drinking feast (so the Hebrew term misteh of 14:10 indicates) (Davis, 136). He took honey from the carcass of a dead lion, thus violating laws regarding ceremonial separateness (Numbers 6:6). Do you want to have a spouse who doesn’t even understand God’s plan of salvation?