15 Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “Please let us detain you and (A)prepare a young goat for you.” 16 And the angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “If you detain me, I will not eat of your 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 And Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, (B)“What is your name, so that, when your words come true, we may honor you?” 18 And the angel of the Lord said to him, (C)“Why do you ask my name, seeing (D)it is wonderful?” 19 So (E)Manoah took the young goat with the grain offering, and offered it on the rock to the Lord, to the one who works[a] wonders, and Manoah and his wife were watching. 20 And when the flame went up toward heaven from the altar, the angel of the Lord went up in the flame of the altar. Now Manoah and his wife were watching, (F)and they fell on their faces to the ground.

21 The angel of the Lord appeared no more to Manoah and to his wife. (G)Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of the Lord. 22 And Manoah said to his wife, (H)“We shall surely die, for we have seen God.” 23 But his wife said to him, “If the Lord had meant to kill us, he would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering at our hands, or shown us all these things, or now announced to us such things as these.” 24 And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. (I)And the young man grew, and the Lord blessed him. 25 (J)And the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between (K)Zorah and Eshtaol.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 13:19 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew Lord, and working

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