Most Popular Bible Verses in Judges
So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of
Now Deborah, a
Then Judah said to Simeon his brother, “Come up with me into
They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek and fought against him, and they
that the Lord sent a prophet to the sons of Israel, and
Therefore I also said, ‘
Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘You come, reign over us!’
Judah went up, and
They were for
So he spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, “When I return safely,
In the days of
But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his
Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather up scraps under my table;
Now Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the sons of Ammon, saying, “What is between you and me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?”
The Lord said to the sons of Israel, “Did I not deliver you
Then the sons of Judah fought against
So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, “A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a
Afterward the sons of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country and in the
And Caleb said, “The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will even give him my daughter Achsah for a wife.”
I delivered you from the hands of the Egyptians and from the hands of all your oppressors, and dispossessed them before you and gave you their land,
Now she sent and summoned
Then Manoah said to
Then the sons of Benjamin came out of Gibeah and
Also when the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites
But the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good
The old man said, “
She said to him, “Give me a blessing, since you have given me the land of the
And Judah took
Then Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanites living in Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called
The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city and
When the angel of the Lord spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept.
Then they gave Hebron to Caleb,
The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (
The people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor, and their
So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword,
Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and the Lord was with them.
and I said to you, “I am the Lord your God; you
Then it came about on the
Until I, Deborah, arose,
Until I arose, a mother in Israel.
Now the same night it came about that the Lord said to him, “Arise, go down against the camp,
Then the trees said to the vine, ‘You come, reign over us!’
Then Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.”
When Delilah saw that he had told her all that was in his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all that is in his heart.” Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hands.
The man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz
The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior.”
It came about when Israel became strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not drive them out completely.
The king of the sons of Ammon said to the messengers of Jephthah, “Because Israel
Now the angel of the Lord did not appear to Manoah or his wife again.
Then Gideon said to him, “O my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But
So they named that place
I will draw out to you Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his
But if you are afraid to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp,
All that generation also were gathered to their fathers; and there arose another generation after them who
The sons of Israel did
But Jephthah sent messengers again to the king of the sons of Ammon,
Now Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel after him.
Samson’s wife wept before him and said, “
Then war was in the gates.
Not a shield or a spear was seen
Among forty thousand in Israel.
Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “
and you will hear what they say; and
Then the sons of Ammon were summoned and they camped in Gilead. And the sons of Israel gathered together and camped in
Then Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of one hundred and ten.
And he captured a youth
The people, the leaders of Gilead, said to one another, “Who is the man who will begin to fight against the sons of Ammon? He shall become head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.”
Asher did not drive out the inhabitants of Acco, or the inhabitants of Sidon, or of Ahlab, or of Achzib, or of Helbah, or of Aphik, or of Rehob.
Then Gideon went in and
Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed themselves down to them. They turned aside quickly from the way
When the Lord raised up judges for them,
Sisera called together all his chariots,
They said to him, “Be silent,
The Lord, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they
When Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued them and captured the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and routed the whole
But the angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask my name, seeing it is
He came to the men of Succoth and said, “Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, concerning whom you taunted me, saying, ‘
Then Samson said,
“With the jawbone of a donkey,
With the jawbone of a donkey
The bramble said to the trees, ‘If in
For when they came up from Egypt, and Israel
Then Gideon the son of Joash returned from the battle
He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and he
She said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the honor shall not be yours on the journey that you are about to take,
Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said to him, “Turn aside, my master, turn aside to me! Do not be afraid.” And he turned aside to her into the tent, and she covered him with a
Then he said to Zebah and Zalmunna, “What kind of men were they whom you killed at Tabor?” And they said, “They were like you, each one
But Barak pursued the chariots and the army as far as Harosheth-hagoyim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword;
Zebulun did not drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, or the inhabitants of
“Now therefore, if you have dealt in
But the people, the men of Israel, encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again in the place where they had arrayed themselves the first day.
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.
The volunteers among the people;
Bless the Lord!
Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-rishathaim king of
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech and consume the men of Shechem and
for my father fought for you and
His friend replied, “This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given Midian and all the camp
if then you have dealt in
Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.
When the sons of Israel cried to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for the sons of Israel to deliver them,
For it came about when the flame went up from the altar toward heaven, that the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar. When Manoah and his wife saw this, they
Now the sons of Israel again
Gideon went up by the way of those who lived in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and
But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory; so Sihon gathered all his people and camped in Jahaz and fought with Israel.
and they said to him, “Thus says Jephthah, ‘Israel did not take away the land of Moab nor the land of the sons of Ammon.
Do you not possess what
Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to
“Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands.”
Jephthah made a vow to the Lord and said, “If You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand,
Then they went through the wilderness and
But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my new wine, which cheers God and men, and go to wave over the trees?’
The men of Shechem set
Wherever they went, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had spoken and
There they shall recount
The righteous deeds for His
Then the people of the Lord went down
However she wept before him seven days while their feast lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people.
And they buried him in the territory of
You who sit on rich carpets,
And you who travel on the road—
And Israel sent
Then Jotham escaped and fled, and went to Beer and remained there because of Abimelech his brother.
Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley
The sons of Israel said to the Lord, “We have sinned,
So Manoah said to his wife, “
But it came about when the judge died, that they would turn back and act more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them and bow down to them; they did not abandon their practices or their stubborn ways.
So they forsook the Lord and
When I and all who are with me blow the trumpet, then you also blow the trumpets all around the camp and say, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon.’”
But when the sons of Israel
Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.
So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and smashed the pitchers that were in their hands.
Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and named it
But his wife said to him, “If the Lord had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have
Then the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord,
Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down
Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my fellows, please do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house,
However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it was shaved off.
So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down,
“What is sweeter than honey?
And what is stronger than a lion?”
You would not have found out my riddle.”
Arise, Barak, and
Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.
Now after Abimelech died, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar,
When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, “Behold, I
And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he bent with
Then the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
But the king of the sons of Ammon
When the people saw him,
“Our god has given our enemy into our hands,
Even the destroyer of our country,
Who has slain many of us.”
Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the
It so happened when
Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples;
From Machir commanders came down,
And from Zebulun those who wield the staff of
Then the men of Ephraim were summoned, and they crossed
I therefore have not sinned against you, but you are doing me wrong by making war against me;
Finally all the trees said to the bramble, ‘You come, reign over us!’
The sons of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.
And he gathered to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and
Since now the Lord, the God of Israel, drove out the Amorites from before His people Israel, are you then to possess it?
After him came
But Jael, Heber’s wife,
Now Sisera fled away on foot to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite, for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite.
He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty cities
Please do not depart from here, until I come back to You, and bring out my offering and lay it before You.” And He said, “I will remain until you return.”
Each stood in his place around the camp; and
As was Issachar, so was Barak;
Into the valley they rushed
Among the divisions of Reuben
There were great resolves of heart.
Deborah said to Barak, “Arise! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hands;
Then they told Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam had gone up to Mount Tabor.
then they would say to him, “Say now, ‘Shibboleth.’” But he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not
Now on the same night the Lord said to him, “Take your father’s bull
She made him sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his
All who saw it said, “Nothing like this has ever happened or been seen from the day when the sons of Israel came up from the land of Egypt to this day. Consider it,
The people of the Lord came down to me as warriors.
But he himself turned back from the idols which were at Gilgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” And he said, “Keep silence.” And all who attended him left him.
When Gideon heard the account of the dream and its interpretation, he bowed in worship. He returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the Lord has given the camp of Midian into your hands.”
Then his brothers and all his father’s household came down, took him, brought him up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father.
For it was when Israel had sown, that the Midianites would come up with the Amalekites and the sons of the east and
He divided the 300 men into three
Gilead’s wife bore him sons; and when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.”
And the Lord sold them into the hand of
He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.
After him, Jair the Gileadite arose and judged Israel twenty-two years.
Then the angel of the Lord put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and
And the land was undisturbed for forty years.
Then Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “
Ehud came to him while he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” And he arose from his seat.
Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought Ephraim; and the men of Gilead
When her master arose in the morning and opened the doors of the house and went out to go on his way, then behold, his concubine was lying at the doorway of the house with her hands on the threshold.
The sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day and arrayed themselves against Gibeah as at other times.
and they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our chief that we may fight against the sons of Ammon.”
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “
The priest’s heart was glad, and he took the ephod and
When You marched from the field of Edom,
Even the clouds dripped water.
Bless the Lord!
and as for you,
The Lord said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.”
and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, Aaron’s son, stood before it to minister in those days), saying, “Shall I yet again go out to battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease?” And the Lord said, “Go up,
The border of the Amorites ran from the
Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.
Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them; and Jephthah spoke all his words before the Lord at
So Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “If you take me back to fight against the sons of Ammon and the Lord gives them up
And why did Dan stay in ships?
Asher sat at the seashore,
‘Utterly curse its inhabitants;
To the help of the Lord against the warriors.’
Now are you any better than
He judged Israel twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried in Shamir.
Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son’s son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.”
It came about after a while that
Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.
It shall come about, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, that we shall say to them, ‘Give them to us voluntarily, because we did not take for each man of Benjamin
She used to
He said to her, “Get up and let us go,”
Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “
When the sons of Ammon fought against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob;
Then Ehud went out into the vestibule and shut the doors of the roof chamber behind him, and locked them.
The wife of Heber the Kenite;
Most blessed is she of women in the tent.
Now Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel after him; and he judged Israel ten years.
Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “For this reason we have now returned to you, that you may go with us and fight with the sons of Ammon and
The Lord said, “
He said to her, “Stand in the doorway of the tent, and it shall be if anyone comes and inquires of you, and says, ‘Is there anyone here?’ that you shall say, ‘No.’”
The angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so.
To hear the piping for the flocks?
Among the divisions of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.
These nations are: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and
in order to
The hand of the sons of Israel pressed heavier and heavier upon Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had
only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might
Jephthah said to them, “I and my people were at great strife with the sons of Ammon; when I called you, you did not deliver me from their hand.
She said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that
And the Lord struck Benjamin before Israel, so that the sons of Israel destroyed 25,100 men of Benjamin that day, all
The anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and He
When the three
When he had finished speaking, he threw the jawbone from his hand; and he named that place
It came about when he had arrived, that
It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.
The sons of Ammon crossed the Jordan to fight also against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim, so that Israel was greatly distressed.
The angel of the Lord said to Manoah, “Though you detain me,
From their courses they fought against Sisera.
And his mother’s
Then fought the kings of Canaan
So Israel was brought
The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.
The sons of Israel cried to the Lord; for he had nine hundred
Then he went to his father’s house at Ophrah and
When I saw that you would not deliver me, I
And Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.
And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.
So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land was undisturbed for eighty years.
Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.
The Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands,
He said to them, “Pursue them, for the Lord has given your enemies the Moabites into your hands.” So they went down after him and seized
yet the Amorites persisted in
Yet Gideon said to them, “I would
So the sons of Benjamin saw that they were
In a magnificent bowl she brought him curds.
The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon.
So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.
He said, “They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As the Lord lives, if only you had let them live, I would not kill you.”
Gideon made it into
But Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you;
but you have risen against my father’s house today and have killed
He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters whom he
So the Lord allowed those nations to remain, not driving them out quickly; and He did not give them into the hand of Joshua.
For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in
I will sing praise to the Lord, the God of Israel.
When he had gone out, his servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, “
And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him and said to him, “Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking.” And he entered
So he said to Jether his firstborn, “Rise, kill them.” But the youth did not draw his sword, for he was afraid, because he was still a youth.
When they blew 300 trumpets, the
The Lord said to Gideon, “I will deliver you
A maiden, two maidens for every warrior;
To Sisera a spoil of dyed work,
A spoil of dyed work embroidered,
Dyed work of double embroidery on the
Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise up yourself, and fall on us; for as the man, so is his strength.”
They waited until they
Then Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem.
Now Gideon had
They struck down at that time about ten thousand Moabites, all robust and valiant men; and no one escaped.
He said to them, “Look at me and do likewise. And behold, when I come to the outskirts of the camp,
Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had spoken to him; and because he was too afraid of his father’s household and the men of the city to do it by day, he did it by night.
and build an altar to the Lord your God on the top of this stronghold in an orderly manner, and take a second bull and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down.”
But he said to them, “What have I done now in comparison with you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer?
Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came
He said to the men of
The mother of Sisera through the
‘Why does his chariot delay in coming?
Why do the
They captured the two leaders of Midian,
Then the men of the city said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah which was beside it.”
The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels’ necks.
Now when they told Jotham, he went and stood on the top of
God has given the leaders of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb into your hands; and what was I able to do in comparison with you?” Then their
Once the trees went forth to anoint a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us!’
He went up from there to
So they would camp against them and
The sons of Benjamin did so, and took wives according to their number from those who danced, whom they carried away. And they went and returned to their inheritance and
Between her feet he bowed, he fell;
Where he bowed, there he fell
So he brought the people down to the water. And the Lord said to Gideon, “You shall separate everyone who laps the water with his tongue as a dog laps, as well as everyone who kneels to drink.”
When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was torn down, and the Asherah which was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar which had been built.
From the dashing, the dashing of his
His concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he
They said to one another, “Who did this thing?” And when they searched about and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash did this thing.”
The men of Israel were summoned from
And her right hand for the workmen’s hammer.
Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head;
And she shattered and pierced his temple.
Now Samson went to
Gideon said, “
Indeed she repeats her words to herself,
Then the Amorites
So the Asherites lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not drive them out.
They said, “We will surely give them.” So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw an earring there from his spoil.
The leaders of Succoth said, “
All the men of Shechem and all
Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.
Then he became very thirsty, and he
Naphtali did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, or the inhabitants of Beth-anath, but lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; and the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath became forced labor for them.
Now it came about after the death of Joshua that the sons of Israel
Now it came about in those days, when
Then they turned and departed, and put the little ones and the livestock and the valuables in front of them.
Now the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was 300 men; but all the rest of the people kneeled to drink water.
There was a certain man of
Then the sons of Israel did
They gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of
“Speak, now, in the hearing of all the leaders of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that
Now Gaal the son of Ebed came with his
Then the sons of Israel
Then Gaal the son of Ebed said, “Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is Zebul not his
In those days
But the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my fatness with
They went out into the field and gathered the grapes of their vineyards and trod them, and held a
Now it came about when the sons of Israel cried to the Lord on account of Midian,
After this it came about that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
When Jephthah came to his house at
While they were
then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the sons of Ammon, it shall be the Lord’s, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.”
But God split the hollow place that is in Lehi so that water came out of it. When he drank,
When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger burned.
But Samson’s wife was
Now there was a man of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Micah.
Then Gideon said to God, “
When they had gone some distance from the house of Micah, the men who were in the houses near Micah’s house assembled and overtook the sons of Dan.
Now the sons of Israel
So Jephthah crossed over to the sons of Ammon to fight against them; and the Lord gave them into his hand.
Now the Lord was with Judah, and they took possession of the hill country; but they could not
Benjamin went out
Then all the sons of Israel from Dan to Beersheba, including the land of Gilead, came out, and the congregation assembled as one man to the Lord at
She should not eat anything that comes from the
They cried to the sons of Dan, who turned
Then the sons of Israel
Then Samson said to the boy who was holding his hand, “Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean against them.”
He said, “You have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and have gone away, and what do I have besides? So how can you say to me, ‘What is the matter with you?’”
In the morning, as soon as the sun is up, you shall rise early and rush upon the city; and behold, when he and the people who are with him come out against you, you shall
So they said, “Behold, there is a feast of the Lord from year to year in
But after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, Samson visited his wife
The sons of Dan set up for themselves
Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.
Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead,
He struck them
The sons of Dan said to him, “Do not let your voice be heard among us, or else
The sons of Israel departed from there at that time, every man to his tribe and family, and each one of them went out from there to his inheritance.
When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, “
When he entered his house, he took a knife and laid hold of his concubine and
Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left.
Now therefore, be careful
Then Samson said to them, “Let me now
But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father’s house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.
Now the men of Israel
And the man Micah had a
So the sons of Dan went on their way; and when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.
Out of all these people 700
The sons of Israel
Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the sons of the east assembled themselves; and they crossed over and camped in
Now the house was full of men and women, and all the lords of the Philistines were there. And about 3,000 men and women were on the roof looking on while Samson was amusing them.
When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him. And
But the man was not willing to spend the night, so he arose and departed and came to a place opposite
But the men would not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and brought her out to them; and they raped her and abused her all night until morning, then let her go at the approach of dawn.
He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, so he
So he said to them,
“Out of the eater came something to eat,
And out of the strong came something sweet.”
But they could not tell the riddle in three days.
Then the five men departed and came to
She said to her father, “Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may
Then they took what Micah had made and the priest who had belonged to him, and came to
Then all the men of Israel arose from their place and arrayed themselves at Baal-tamar;
So the sons of Dan sent from their family five men out of their whole number,
Then behold, an old man was coming out of the field from his work at evening. Now the man was from
Then Manoah entreated the Lord and said, “O Lord, please let
He said to his mother, “The eleven hundred pieces of silver which were taken from you, about which you uttered a curse
Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish said to their kinsmen, “Do you know that there are in these houses
When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, “Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are among those who trouble me; for I have
But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’”
And there was no one to deliver them, because it was far from Sidon and they had no dealings with anyone, and it was in the valley which is near
Then Delilah said to Samson, “Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me
Then his father and his mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your
When it was told to the Gazites, saying, “Samson has come here,” they
Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and
So they passed along and went their way, and the sun set on them near Gibeah which belongs to Benjamin.
Then the Philistines went up and camped in Judah, and spread out in Lehi.
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to
He struck them with a very great slaughter from Aroer
However, his father and mother did not know that
So she said to him, “My father, you have
And Gideon the son of Joash died at a ripe old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash, in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
So they set up for themselves Micah’s graven image which he had made, all the time that the
Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned the foxes tail to tail and put one torch in the middle between two tails.
He then returned the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, “I wholly dedicate the silver from my hand to the Lord for my son
He sent messengers to Abimelech
It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was
Now Samson lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.
So he came
Now there was a young man from
Micah then said to him, “Dwell with me and be
and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to
Therefore on that day he named him
And the congregation sent 12,000 of the valiant warriors there, and commanded them, saying, “Go and
Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson made a feast there, for the young men customarily did this.
But when the cloud began to rise from the city in a column of smoke, Benjamin looked
Yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and also bread and wine for me,
But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend for Baal, or will you deliver him? Whoever will
The sons of Benjamin said, “They are struck down before us, as at the first.” But the sons of Israel said, “Let us flee that we may draw them away from the city to the highways.”
When all the leaders of the tower of Shechem heard of it, they entered the inner chamber of the
Then she said to him, “
Then Manoah arose and followed his wife, and when he came to the man he said to him, “Are you
So Abimelech and all the people who were with him arose by night and lay in wait against Shechem in four
Abimelech fought against the city all that day, and he captured the city and killed the people who were in it; then he
When he had set fire to the torches, he released
Then Abimelech went to Thebez, and he camped against Thebez and captured it.
God listened to the voice of Manoah; and
Now then, deliver up the men, the
What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have
Samson then said to them, “This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines when I do them harm.”
Thus the sons of Israel
Then the sons of Israel said, “Who is there among all the tribes of Israel who did not come up in the assembly to the Lord?” For
They turned aside there in order to enter and lodge in Gibeah. When
And he lifted up his eyes and saw the traveler in the open square of the city; and the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”
When the man arose to go along with his concubine and servant, his father-in-law, the girl’s father, said to him, “Behold now, the day has drawn
So the woman ran quickly and told her
The Levite agreed to live with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.
behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will deliver Israel
So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me where your great strength is and
Then Gideon said to God, “
When ten thousand choice men from all Israel came against Gibeah, the battle became
So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith who made
He sent messengers throughout Manasseh, and they also were called together to follow him; and he sent messengers to Asher,
So he went down and talked to the woman; and she
At the end of two months she returned to her father, who did to her according to the vow which he had made; and she
Then her husband arose and went after her to
So he scraped
His father-in-law, the girl’s father, detained him; and he remained with him three days. So they ate and drank and lodged there.
Then from the family of the Danites, from Zorah and from Eshtaol, six hundred men armed with weapons of war set out.
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
Manoah said, “Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy’s mode of life and his vocation?”
When they came back to their brothers at Zorah and Eshtaol, their brothers said to them, “What do you report?”
And they said, “What one is there of the tribes of Israel who did not come up to the Lord at Mizpah?” And behold, no one had come to the camp from Jabesh-gilead to the assembly.
Then the man departed from the city, from Bethlehem in Judah, to
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.”
This is the thing that you shall do: you
When they were near Jebus, the day was almost gone; and
Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, “Do you not know
They went up and camped at Kiriath-jearim in Judah. Therefore they called that place
Also God returned all the wickedness of the men of Shechem on their heads, and the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal came
Her father said, “I really thought that you hated her intensely; so I
Then he said, “Go.” So he sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions, and wept on the mountains because of her virginity.
So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his
Samson said to them, “Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit.”
(Now the sons of Benjamin heard that the sons of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) And the sons of Israel said, “Tell us, how did this wickedness take place?”
For when the people were
Then the Philistines said, “Who did this?” And they said, “Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because
Then the whole congregation sent word and spoke to the sons of Benjamin who were
He said to his servant, “Come and let us approach one of these places; and we will spend the night in Gibeah or Ramah.”
Now on the fourth day they got up early in the morning, and he
The men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and the men of Israel arrayed for battle against them at Gibeah.
However, his master said to him, “We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners who are not of the sons of Israel; but we will go on as far as Gibeah.”
And they commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, “Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,
And it was so. When he arose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece, he drained the dew from the fleece, a bowl full of water.
He said to him, “We are passing from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, for I am from there, and I went to Bethlehem in Judah. But I am now going to
So both of them sat down and ate and drank together; and the girl’s father said to the man, “Please be willing to spend the night, and
From the cities on that day the
When they saw him, they brought thirty companions to be with him.
Then Micah said, “Now I know that the Lord will prosper me, seeing I have a Levite as priest.”
They said to him, “Inquire of God, please, that we may know whether our way on which we are going will be prosperous.”
So the Levite, the husband of the woman who was murdered, answered and said, “I came with my concubine to spend the night at Gibeah which belongs to Benjamin.
So Abimelech went up to Mount
When these went into Micah’s house and took the graven image, the ephod and
And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead 400 young virgins who had not known a man by lying with
Then Delilah said to Samson, “Behold, you have deceived me and told me lies; now please tell me
Gaal spoke again and said, “Behold, people are coming down from
Now the appointed sign between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was
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
But we cannot give them wives of our daughters.” For the sons of Israel
But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up against it by lot.
The priest said to them, “Go in peace; your way in which you are going
On the fifth day he arose to go early in the morning, and the girl’s father said, “Please sustain
The men of Israel then turned back against the sons of Benjamin and struck them with the edge of the sword, both the entire city with the cattle and all that they found; they also set on fire all the cities which they found.
Then all the people arose as one man, saying, “Not one of us will go to his tent, nor will any of us return to his house.
When they were near the house of Micah, they recognized the voice of the young man, the Levite; and they turned aside there and said to him, “Who brought you here? And what are you doing in this place? And what do you have here?”
Micah said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, and I am going to
Then the elders of the congregation said, “What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?”
Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there, and took
So they said to
Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire
Then Abimelech remained at Arumah, but Zebul drove out Gaal and his
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.
So Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it, and approached the entrance of the tower to burn it with fire.
And we will take 10 men out of 100 throughout the tribes of Israel, and 100 out of 1,000, and 1,000 out of 10,000 to
And the sons of Israel were sorry for their brother Benjamin and said, “One tribe is cut off from Israel today.
Thus all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, united as one man.
They said, “Arise, and let us go up against them; for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good. And will you
Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him; and many fell wounded up to the entrance of the gate.
Behold, all you sons of Israel,
God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.
It came about the next day that the people arose early and built
The men of Judah said, “Why have you come up against us?” And they said, “We have come up to bind Samson in order to do to him as he did to us.”
He said to her, “If they bind me tightly with new ropes
They turned aside there and came to the house of the young man, the Levite, to the house of Micah, and asked him of his welfare.
But if you are unable to tell me, then you shall give me thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes.” And they said to him, “Propound your riddle, that we may hear it.”
The six hundred men armed with their weapons of war, who were of the sons of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate.
So the sons of Israel arose in the morning and camped against Gibeah.
Then the man arose to go, but his father-in-law urged him so that he spent the night there again.
They passed from there to the hill country of Ephraim and came to the house of Micah.
He said to them, “Thus and so has Micah done to me, and he has hired me and
Now therefore, arise by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field.
Now Gaal the son of Ebed went out and stood in the entrance of the city gate; and Abimelech and the people who were with him arose from the ambush.
They said, “Why, O Lord, God of Israel, has this come about in Israel, so that one tribe should be missing today in Israel?”
So all of Benjamin who fell that day were 25,000 men who draw the sword; all these were valiant warriors.
Benjamin returned at that time, and they gave them the women whom they had kept alive from the women of Jabesh-gilead; yet they
When you enter, you will come to a secure people with a spacious land; for God has given it into your hand,
And the people were sorry for Benjamin because the Lord had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.
But there was a strong tower in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the leaders of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower.
All the people also cut down each one his branch and followed Abimelech, and put them on the inner chamber and set the inner chamber on fire over those inside, so that all the men of the tower of Shechem also died, about a thousand men and women.
The sons of Benjamin gathered from the cities to Gibeah, to go out to battle against the sons of Israel.
But 600 men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and they remained at the rock of Rimmon four months.
So he took
They said, “There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe will not be blotted out from Israel.
So Gaal went out before the leaders of Shechem and fought with Abimelech.
When Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, “
When the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, each departed to his
They said to him, “We have come down to bind you so that we may give you into the hands of the Philistines.” And Samson said to them, “Swear to me that you will not
Therefore, they turned their backs before the men of Israel
Then Abimelech and the
Then Zebul said to him, “Where is your
Now it came about the next day, that the people went out to the field, and it was told to Abimelech.
Then the men of Israel turned in the battle, and Benjamin began to strike
It was told Abimelech that all the leaders of the tower of Shechem were gathered together.
Then the men of Israel besides Benjamin were
Thus 18,000 men of Benjamin fell; all these were valiant warriors.
Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were terrified; for they saw that