Judges 16:7

“And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Samson said vnto her, If they binde mee with seuen greene withs, that were neuer dried, then shall I be weake, and be as another man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any {other} man."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withes that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Samson said to her, If seven new bow-cords which have never been made dry are knotted round me, I will become feeble and will be like any other man.
- Basic English Bible

And Samson said to her, If they should bind me with seven fresh cords which have not been dried, then should I be weak, and be as another man.
- Darby Bible

And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven green withs, that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.
- Webster's Bible

Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man."
- World English Bible

And Samson saith unto her, `If they bind me with seven green withs which have not been dried, then I have been weak, and have been as one of the human race.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Samson said unto her: 'If they bind me with seven fresh bowstrings that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as any other man.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 16:7


16:7 Samson said - Samson is guilty both of the sin of lying, and of great folly in encouraging her enquiries, which he should at first have checked: but as he had forsaken God, so God had now forsaken him, otherwise the frequent repetition and vehement urging of this question might easily have raised suspicion in him.


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