And they said unto him, “We have come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines.” And Samson said unto them, “Swear unto me that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.”
“We have come to capture you and take you to the Philistines,” the men of Judah told him. “All right,” Samson said, “but promise me that you won’t kill me yourselves.” “No,” they replied, “we won’t do that.” So they tied him with two new ropes and led him away.
They said, We come to bind thee, and to betake thee into the hands of Philistines. To whom Samson answered, Swear ye, and promise ye to me, that ye slay not me. (And they said to him, We have come to bind thee up, and to deliver thee into the hands of the Philistines. To whom Samson answered, Swear ye, and promise ye to me, that ye shall not kill me.)
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