Add parallel Print Page Options

So the [five] lords (governors) of the Philistines came to her and said to her, “Persuade him, and see where his great strength lies and [find out] how we may overpower him so that we may bind him to subdue him. And each of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.” So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me where your great strength lies and with what you may be bound and subdued.” Samson said to her, “If they bind me with seven fresh cords ([a]tendons) that have not been dried, then I will be weak and be like any [other] man.”

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Judges 16:7 Animal tendons were used as bowstrings. When they were freshly cut, they would contract as they dried, and Samson pretended that he would be incapacitated at that point.

Bible Gateway Recommends

Amplified Large-Print Bible, hardcover
Amplified Large-Print Bible, hardcover
Retail: $34.99
Our Price: $20.99
Save: $14.00 (40%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy (indexed)
Amplified Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy (indexed)
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $35.99
Save: $24.00 (40%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy
Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy
Retail: $69.99
Our Price: $41.99
Save: $28.00 (40%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, burgundy
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $29.99
Save: $20.00 (40%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black
Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $21.99
Save: $28.00 (56%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors