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13:1 The children of Israel again did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh; and Yahweh delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.
13:4 Now therefore please beware and drink no wine nor strong drink, and don`t eat any unclean thing:
13:5 for, behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb: and he shall begin to save Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came to me, and his face was like the face of the angel of God, very awesome; and I didn`t ask him whence he was, neither did he tell me his name:
13:7 but he said to me, Behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing; for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
13:10 The woman made haste, and ran, and told her husband, and said to him, Behold, the man has appeared to me, who came to me the [other] day.
13:11 Manoah arose, and went after his wife, and came to the man, and said to him, Are you the man who spoke to the woman? He said, I am.
13:13 The angel of Yahweh said to Manoah, Of all that I said to the woman let her beware.
13:14 She may not eat of anything that comes of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing; all that I commanded her let her observe.
13:15 Manoah said to the angel of Yahweh, I pray you, let us detain you, that we may make ready a kid for you.
13:16 The angel of Yahweh said to Manoah, Though you detain me, I won`t eat of your bread; and if you will make ready a burnt offering, you must offer it to Yahweh. For Manoah didn`t know that he was the angel of Yahweh.
13:17 Manoah said to the angel of Yahweh, What is your name, that when your words happen, we may honor you?
13:18 The angel of Yahweh said to him, Why ask you after my name, seeing it is wonderful?
13:19 So Manoah took the kid with the meal-offering, and offered it on the rock to Yahweh: and [the angel] did wondrously, and Manoah and his wife looked on.
13:20 For it happened, when the flame went up toward the sky from off the altar, that the angel of Yahweh ascended in the flame of the altar: and Manoah and his wife looked on; and they fell on their faces to the ground.
13:21 But the angel of Yahweh did no more appear to Manoah or to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of Yahweh.
13:22 Manoah said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.
13:23 But his wife said to him, If Yahweh were pleased to kill us, he wouldn`t have received a burnt offering and a meal-offering at our hand, neither would he have showed us all these things, nor would at this time have told such things as these.
13:24 The woman bore a son, and named him Samson: and the child grew, and Yahweh blessed him.
13:25 The Spirit of Yahweh began to move him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.