6 So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me where your great strength is and [a]how you may be bound to afflict you.”7 Samson said to her, “If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any other man.”8 Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.9 Now she had men lying in wait in an inner room. And she said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he snapped the cords as a string of tow snaps when it [b]touches fire. So his strength was not discovered.
10 Then Delilah said to Samson, “Behold, you have deceived me and told me lies; now please tell me [c]how you may be bound.”11 He said to her, “If they bind me tightly with new ropes [d]which have not been used, then I will become weak and be like any other man.”12 So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” For the men were lying in wait in the inner room. But he snapped [e]the ropes from his arms like a thread.
13 Then Delilah said to Samson, “Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me [f]how you may be bound.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my [g]hair with the web [h][and fasten it with a pin, then I will become weak and be like any other man.”14 So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his [i]hair and wove them into the web]. And she fastened it with the pin and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.
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