Unto whom came the princes of the Philistines, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may overcome him, that we may bind him, and punish him, and every one of us shall give thee eleven hundred [a]shekels of silver.

¶ And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound, to do thee hurt.

Samson then answered unto her, If they bind me with seven [b]green cords, that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

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  1. Judges 16:5 Of the value of a shekel, read Gen. 23:15.
  2. Judges 16:7 Or, new withes.