SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:11 Y vinieron tres mil hombres de Judá a la cueva de la peña de Etam, y dijeron a Sansón: Â¿No sabes tú que los filisteos dominan sobre nosotros? Â¿Por qué nos has hecho esto? Y él les respondió: Yo les he hecho como ellos me hicieron.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 15:11 Verse 11. Three thousand men of Judah went] It appears evidently from this that Samson was strongly posted, and they thought that no less than three thousand men were necessary to reduce him.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 11. Then three thousand of Judah went up to the top of the rock of Etam , etc.] Or “went down” f311 ; that is, into the cave of the rock of Etam, as the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions; and so it is taken by David de Pomis for a cave dug in the rock: this was a large number that went to take one man; the reason is, they knew his great strength: and said to Samson, knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us ? and therefore it must be a very unwise thing to disoblige and provoke them, when it lay in their power to oppress them yet more and more, to increase their tribute, and make their burdens heavier, and even take away their lives: what is this that thou hast done unto us ? they ask not what he had done to them, but unto us; though they mean that, but express themselves thus, because what he had done to the Philistines was the occasion of their coming up against them, and so eventually it was doing them ill: and he said unto them, as they did unto me, so have I done to them ; they had done him ill, and therefore he did ill to them; they had burnt his wife and her father with fire, and he had slain many of them; at least this was what he thought fit to say in his own vindication; otherwise what he did was not in a way of private revenge, but on account of the injury done to the people of Israel, he taking what was done to them as done to himself, the chief magistrate and judge of Israel.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-17 - Sin dispirits men, it hides from their eyes the things that belong to their peace. The Israelites blamed Samson for what he had done agains the Philistines, as if he had done them a great injury. Thus our Lor Jesus did many good works, and for those the Jews were ready to ston him. When the Spirit of the Lord came upon Samson, his cords wer loosed: where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, and thos are free indeed who are thus set free. Thus Christ triumphed over the powers of darkness that shouted against him, as if they had him in their power. Samson made great destruction among the Philistines. To take the bone of an ass for this, was to do wonders by the foolis things of the world, that the excellency of the power might be of God not of man. This victory was not in the weapon, was not in the arm; but it was in the Spirit of God, which moved the weapon by the arm. We can do all things through Him that strengtheneth us. Seest thou a poor Christian, who is enabled to overcome a temptation by weak, feebl counsel, there is the Philistine vanquished by a sorry jaw-bone.
Original Hebrew וירדו 3381 שׁלשׁת 7969 אלפים 505 אישׁ 376 מיהודה 3063 אל 413 סעיף 5585 סלע 5553 עיטם 5862 ויאמרו 559 לשׁמשׁון 8123 הלא 3808 ידעת 3045 כי 3588 משׁלים 4910 בנו פלשׁתים 6430 ומה 4100 זאת 2063 עשׂית 6213 לנו ויאמר 559 להם כאשׁר 834 עשׂו 6213 לי כן 3651 עשׂיתי׃ 6213