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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 16:25


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    King James Bible - Judges 16:25

    And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.

    World English Bible

    It happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may entertain us." They called for Samson out of the prison; and he performed before them. They set him between the
    pillars;

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 16:25

    And rejoicing in their feasts, when they had now taken their good cheer, they commanded that Samson should be called, and should play before them. And being brought out of prison he played before them, and they made him stand between two
    pillars.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson that he may make us
    sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison-house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי
    1961 כי 3588 טוב 2896 לבם 3820 ויאמרו 559 קראו 7121 לשׁמשׁון 8123 וישׂחק 7832 לנו  ויקראו 7121  לשׁמשׁון 8123 מבית 1004 האסירים 615 ויצחק 6711 לפניהם 6440 ויעמידו 5975 אותו 853 בין 996 העמודים׃ 5982

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    VERSE (25) -
    Jud 9:27; 18:20; 19:6,9 2Sa 13:28 1Ki 20:12 Es 3:15 Isa 22:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 16:25

    Y aconteció que, yéndose alegrando el corazón de ellos, dijeron: Llamad a Sansón, para que nos haga reir. Y llamaron a Sansón de la cárcel, y sirvió de diversión delante de ellos; y lo pusieron entre las columnas.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 16:25

    Verse 25. Call for
    Samson, that he may make us sport] What the sport was we cannot tell; probably it was an exhibition of his prodigious strength. This seems to be intimated by what is said, ver. 22, of the restoration of his hair; and the exertions he was obliged to make will account for the weariness which gave him the pretense to ask for leave to lean against the pillars. Some think he was brought out to be a laughing-stock, and that he was variously insulted by the Philistines; hence the version of the Septuagint: kai errapizon auton, and they buffeted him. Josephus, Antiq. Jud. lib. v., cap. 8, s. 12, says: He was brought out, opwv enubriswsin auton para ton poton, that they might insult him in their cups.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 25. And it came to pass when their
    hearts were merry , etc.] With wine, for which Gaza is famous in many writers f359 ; with eating and drinking, dancing, and music; for it was usual for the Heathens to feast in their temples, and especially no doubt they would on such an occasion as this: and they said, call for Samson, that he may make us sport ; by which it seems that what is before said, “when the people saw him”, ( Judges 16:24) is said by anticipation; for as yet he was not in the temple, but in the prison; and therefore a motion was made by some of the great personages, that he might be fetched from thence, and they might have some diversion with him: and they called for Samson out of the prison house ; sent some messengers to fetch him from thence: and he made them sport ; not actively, but passively; it cannot well be thought, that a man of so great a spirit as Samson was, and in such circumstances as he now was, would ever, either by words or gestures, do anything on purpose to divert his enemies, and make them laugh; but he was the object of their sport and scorn, and he bore it patiently, their cruel mockings, buffetings, and spittings; in which he was a type of Christ. It was a diversion to them to see him in his rattling chains, groping, and blundering along from post to pillar, one perhaps giving him a box of the ear, or a slap of the face, another plucking him by his nose or beard, and another spitting in his face, and others taunting at him, and reproaching him: and they set him between the pillars ; that he might be the better seen, and in which there was the direction of Providence to bring about what follows.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 25-31 - Nothing fills up the
    sins of any person or people faster than mockin and misusing the servants of God, even thought it is by their own foll that they are brought low. God put it into Samson's heart, as a publi person, thus to avenge on them God's quarrel, Israel's, and his own That strength which he had lost by sin, he recovers by prayer. That is was not from passion or personal revenge, but from holy zeal for the glory of God and Israel, appears from God's accepting and answering the prayer. The house was pulled down, not by the natural strength of Samson, but by the almighty power of God. In his case it was right he should avenge the cause of God and Israel. Nor is he to be accused of self-murder. He sought not his own death, but Israel's deliverance, an the destruction of their enemies. Thus Samson died in bonds, and amon the Philistines, as an awful rebuke for his sins; but he die repentant. The effects of his death typified those of the death of Christ, who, of his own will, laid down his life among transgressors and thus overturned the foundation of Satan's kingdom, and provided for the deliverance of his people. Great as was the sin of Samson, an justly as he deserved the judgments he brought upon himself, he foun mercy of the Lord at last; and every penitent shall obtain mercy, wh flees for refuge to that Saviour whose blood cleanses from all sin. But here is nothing to encourage any to indulge sin, from a hope they shal at last repent and be saved __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 כי 3588 טוב 2896 לבם 3820 ויאמרו 559 קראו 7121 לשׁמשׁון 8123 וישׂחק 7832 לנו  ויקראו 7121  לשׁמשׁון 8123 מבית 1004 האסירים 615 ויצחק 6711 לפניהם 6440 ויעמידו 5975 אותו 853 בין 996 העמודים׃ 5982


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