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The Philistine officials approached her and told her, “Entice him to discover where his great strength is, and how we can overpower him. We intend to tie him up and torture him. We’ll each pay you 1,100 silver coins.”

So Delilah asked Samson, “Please tell me the secret to[a] your great strength and how you may be tied up and tortured.”

Samson replied, “If I’m tied up with seven green cords[b] that have never been dried out, then I’ll become weak and just like any other[c] human being.”

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  1. Judges 16:6 Lit. the location of
  2. Judges 16:7 Or bowstrings
  3. Judges 16:7 Lit. like one