Philistines

Philistines

 
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  • His father and mother didn't realize the LORD was at work in this, creating an opportunity to disrupt the Philistines, who ruled over Israel at that time. - Judges 14:4


  • Samson said, "This time I cannot be blamed for everything I am going to do to you Philistines." - Judges 15:3


  • Then he lit the torches and let the foxes run through the fields of the Philistines. He burned all their grain to the ground, including the grain still in piles and all that had been bundled. He also destroyed their grapevines and olive trees. - Judges 15:5


  • "Who did this?" the Philistines demanded. "Samson," was the reply, "because his father-in-law from Timnah gave Samson's wife to be married to his best man." So the Philistines went and got the woman and her father and burned them to death. - Judges 15:6


  • So he attacked the Philistines with great fury and killed many of them. Then he went to live in a cave in the rock of Etam. - Judges 15:8


  • The Philistines retaliated by setting up camp in Judah and raiding the town of Lehi. - Judges 15:9


  • The men of Judah asked the Philistines, "Why have you attacked us?" The Philistines replied, "We've come to capture Samson. We have come to pay him back for what he did to us." - Judges 15:10


  • So three thousand men of Judah went down to get Samson at the cave in the rock of Etam. They said to Samson, "Don't you realize the Philistines rule over us? What are you doing to us?" But Samson replied, "I only paid them back for what they did to me." - Judges 15:11


  • But the men of Judah told him, "We have come to tie you up and hand you over to the Philistines." "All right," Samson said. "But promise that you won't kill me yourselves." - Judges 15:12


  • "We will tie you up and hand you over to the Philistines," they replied. "We won't kill you." So they tied him up with two new ropes and led him away from the rock. - Judges 15:13


  • As Samson arrived at Lehi, the Philistines came shouting in triumph. But the Spirit of the LORD powerfully took control of Samson, and he snapped the ropes on his arms as if they were burnt strands of flax, and they fell from his wrists. - Judges 15:14


  • Then he picked up a donkey's jawbone that was lying on the ground and killed a thousand Philistines with it. - Judges 15:15


  • Samson was Israel's judge for twenty years, while the Philistines ruled the land. - Judges 15:20


  • The leaders of the Philistines went to her and said, "Find out from Samson what makes him so strong and how he can be overpowered and tied up securely. Then each of us will give you eleven hundred pieces* of silver."1 - Judges 16:5


  • She had hidden some men in one of the rooms of her house, and she cried out, "Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!" But Samson snapped the bowstrings as if they were string that had been burned in a fire. So the secret of his strength was not discovered. - Judges 16:9


  • So Delilah took new ropes and tied him up with them. The men were hiding in the room as before, and again Delilah cried out, "Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!" But Samson snapped the ropes from his arms as if they were thread. - Judges 16:12


  • and tightened it with the loom shuttle. Again she cried out, "Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!" But Samson woke up, pulled back the loom shuttle, and yanked his hair away from the loom and the fabric. - Judges 16:14
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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