Judges 15:16

“And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Samson said, With the iawbone of an asse, heapes vpon heapes, with the iaw of an asse haue I slaine a thousand men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, Heaps upon heaps, With the jawbone of a donkey I have killed a thousand men."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, With the jawbone of an ass have I smitten a thousand men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Samson said, With a red ass's mouth-bone I have made them red with blood, with a red ass's mouth-bone I have sent destruction on a thousand men.
- Basic English Bible

And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, a heap, two heaps, With the jawbone of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
- Darby Bible

And Samson said, With the jaw-bone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
- Webster's Bible

Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps on heaps; with the jawbone of a donkey I have struck a thousand men."
- World English Bible

And Samson saith, `With a jaw-bone of the ass -- an ass upon asses -- with a jaw-bone of the ass I have smitten a thousand men.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Samson said: With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of an ass have I smitten a thousand men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 15:16


15:16 Slain a thousand men - What could be too hard for him to do, on whom the Spirit of the Lord came mightily? It was strange the men of Judah did now at least come in to his assistance. But he was to be a type of him, who trod the wine - press alone.


Discussion for Judges 15

  • Rocky
    We all love the story of Samson:when the children hear the story today, they think maybe thru him that they too might be a hero and show Gods power.Samson gives us all strength thru God.
  • Williams Iona
    Sampson believed whatever he ask of god he will receive As believers we also can do the same
  • Augustine
    He shows us his wisdom in fairly unimportant things to show his might and glory.
  • Pete
    I thought it was spiritual enlightening.
  • Sanobia holmes
    i agree with you Sarah Addy. Even in prayer we can be prideful and not ask our Father fully what we need because we are afraid how he might perceive us or we are afraid that we won't hear our prayer. Ask and you shall receive.
  • Sara Addy
    God reminds us that He know our needs but we have to ask Him for His help so we don't become prideful in our own strength so we remember it is God who strenthens us and we are to be reliant on God for His provision and His strength.
    A good picture of remembering humility.

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