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17 So he told her his whole secret, and said to her, ‘A razor has never come upon my head; for I have been a nazirite[a] to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, then my strength would leave me; I would become weak, and be like anyone else.’

18 When Delilah realized that he had told her his whole secret, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, ‘This time come up, for he has told his whole secret to me.’ Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and brought the money in their hands. 19 She let him fall asleep on her lap; and she called a man, and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. He began to weaken,[b] and his strength left him.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 16:17 That is one separated or one consecrated
  2. Judges 16:19 Gk: Heb She began to torment him

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