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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Judges 16:4


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    King James Bible - Judges 16:4

    And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    World English Bible

    It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    Douay-Rheims - Judges 16:4

    After this he loved a woman, who dwelt in the valley of Sorec, and she was called Dalila.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    Original Hebrew

    ויהי
    1961 אחרי 310 כן 3651 ויאהב 157 אשׁה 802 בנחל 5158 שׂרק 7796 ושׁמה 8034 דלילה׃ 1807

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    SEV Biblia, Chapter 16:4

    ¶ Después de esto aconteció que se enamoró de una mujer en el valle de Sorec, la cual se llamaba Dalila.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 16:4

    Verse 4. He
    loved a woman in the valley of Sorek] Some think Samson took this woman for his wife; others, that he had her as a concubine. It appears she was a Philistine; and however strong his love was for her, she seems to have had none for him. He always matched improperly, and he was cursed in all his matches. Where the valley or brook of Sorek was, is not easy to be ascertained. Eusebius and Jerome say it lay southward of Eleutheropolis; but where was Eleutheropolis? Ancient writers take all their measurements from this city; but as it is nowhere mentioned in the Scriptures, it is impossible to fix its situation for we know not its ancient name.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. And it came to pass afterwards, that he
    loved a woman in the valley of Sorek , etc.] Which, according to Adrichomius was but half a mile from the brook Eshcol, from whence the spies brought a bunch of grapes, as a specimen of the fruit of the land of Canaan; and this valley of Sorek seems to have been famous for the best wine, and hither Samson retired for refreshment and pleasure; but, according to Jerom f328 , it was on the north of Eleutheropolis, where, he says, was shown a village in his time called Capharsorech, near the village Zorah, from whence Samson was; and Bunting makes it to be twelve miles from Hebron, and twelve from Jerusalem; where he met with a woman he loved; whether she was an Israelite, or one of the daughters of the Philistines, they now being the rulers of Israel, is not said; most likely the latter, as say Ben Gersom and Abarbinel, since the lords of the Philistines were so intimate with her, and were entertained in her house, and she showed more respect to them than to Samson. The Jews say she became a proselyte, but if she did, there is very little evidence of her being a sincere one: some have thought, that the courtship to her was a lawful conjugal love; that falling in love with her, he courted and married her; but this is not very likely, since no mention is made of his marriage to her, nor did he take her home, but dwelt in her house: it rather seems to be an impure and unlawful love he had to her, and that she was an harlot, as Josephus f330 ; and all her conduct and behaviour confirm the same: whose name was Delilah ; the Jews say she was so called because she weakened the heart and spirit of Samson, and weakened his strength, and weakened his works; and therefore, if this had not been her name, they say it was one very proper for her.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 4-17 -
    Samson had been more than once brought into mischief and danger by the love of women, yet he would not take warning, but is again taken in the same snare, and this third time is fatal. Licentiousness is one of the things that take away the heart. This is a deep pit into which man have fallen; but from which few have escaped, and those by a miracle of mercy, with the loss of reputation and usefulness, of almost all except their souls. The anguish of the suffering is ten thousand time greater than all the pleasures of the sin.


    Original Hebrew

    ויהי 1961 אחרי 310 כן 3651 ויאהב 157 אשׁה 802 בנחל 5158 שׂרק 7796 ושׁמה 8034 דלילה׃ 1807


    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

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