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Judges 15

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1During the time that they harvested wheat, Samson took a young goat to Timnah as a present for his wife. He planned to sleep with EUP his wife, but her father would not let him go into her room.
2He said to Samson, “I really thought that you hated her. So I gave her to the man who had been your best man at the wedding, and she married him. But look, her younger sister is RHQ more beautiful than she is. You can marry her!”
3Samson replied, “No! And this time I have a right to get revenge on you Philistines!”
4Then he went out into the fields and caught 300 foxes. He tied their tails together, two-by-two. He fastened torches to each pair of tails.
5Then he lit the torches and let the foxes run through the fields of the Philistines. The fire from the torches burned all the grain to the ground, including the grain that had been cut and piled in bundles. The fire also burned down their grapevines and their olive trees.
6The Philistines asked, “Who did this?” Someone told them, “Samson did it. He married a woman from Timnah, but then his father-in-law gave her to the man who was Samson's best man at the wedding, and she married him.” So the Philistines went to Timnah and got the woman and her father, and burned them to death.
7Samson found out about that, and said to them, “Because you have done this, I will not stop until I get revenge on you!”
8So he attacked the Philistines furiously, and killed many of them. Then he went to hide in a cave in the large rock at a place called Etam.
9The Philistines did not know where he was, so they went up to where the descendants of Judah lived, set up their tents near Lehi town and then raided the town.
10The men there asked the Philistines, “Why have you attacked us?” The Philistines replied, “We have come to capture Samson. We have come to get revenge on him for what he did to us.”
11Someone there knew where Samson was hiding. So 3,000 men from Judah went down to get Samson at the cave in the rock where he was hiding. They said to Samson, “Do you not realize that the people of Philistia are ruling over us? Do you not realize what they will do to us?” Samson replied, “The only thing I did was that I got revenge on them for what they did to me.”
12But the men from Judah said to him, “We have come to tie you up and put you in the hands of the Philistines.” Samson said, “All right, but promise me that you yourselves will not kill me!”
13They replied, “We will just tie you up and take you to the Philistines. We will not kill you.” So they tied him with two new ropes, and led him away from the cave.
14When they arrived at Lehi, The Philistines came toward him, shouting triumphantly. But Yahweh's Spirit came upon Samson powerfully. He snapped the ropes on his arms as easily as if they were stalks of burned flax, and the ropes fell off his wrists.
15Then he saw a donkey's jawbone lying on the ground. It was fresh, so it was hard. He picked it up and killed about a thousand Philistine men with it.
16Then Samson wrote this poem: With the jawbone of a donkey I have made them like a heap of dead donkeys. With the jawbone of a donkey I killed a thousand men.
17When he finished killing those men, he threw the jawbone away, and later that place was called Jawbone Hill.
18Then Samson was very thirsty, so he called out to Yahweh, “You have given me strength to win a great victory. So now must I die because of being thirsty, with the result that those heathen Philistines will take away my body and mutilate it?”

19So God caused water to gush out of a depression in the ground at Lehi. Samson drank from it and soon felt strong again. He named that place ❛The spring of the one who called out❜. That spring is still there at Lehi.
20Samson was the leader of the Israeli people for twenty years, but during that time the Philistines were the ones who really ruled over the land.