8 Then Manoah entreated the Lord and said, “O Lord, please let the man of God whom You have sent come to us again that he may teach us what to do for the boy who is to be born.”9 God listened to the voice of Manoah; and the angel of God came again to the woman as she was sitting in the field, but Manoah her husband was not with her.10 So the woman ran quickly and told her [a]husband, “Behold, the man who [b]came the other day has appeared to me.”11 Then Manoah arose and followed his wife, and when he came to the man he said to him, “Are you the man who spoke to the woman?” And he said, “I am.”12 Manoah said, “Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy’s mode of life and his vocation?”13 So the angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Let the woman pay attention [c]to all that I said.14 She should not eat anything that comes from the vine nor drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing; let her observe all that I commanded.”
15 Then Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “Please let us detain you so that we may prepare a young goat for you.”16 The angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Though you detain me, I will not eat your [d]food, but if you prepare a burnt offering, then offer it to the Lord.” For Manoah did not know that he was the angel of the Lord.17 Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “What is your name, so that when your words come to pass, we may honor you?”18 But the angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is [e]wonderful?”19 So Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering and offered it on the rock to the Lord, and He performed wonders while Manoah and his wife looked on.20 For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell on their faces to the ground.
21 Now the angel of the Lord did not appear to Manoah or his wife again. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of the Lord.22 So Manoah said to his wife, “We will surely die, for we have seen God.”
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