The rulers of the Philistines(A) went to her and said, “See if you can lure(B) him into showing you the secret of his great strength(C) and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels[a] of silver.”(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 16:5 That is, about 28 pounds or about 13 kilograms
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26 I find more bitter than death
    the woman who is a snare,(A)
whose heart is a trap
    and whose hands are chains.
The man who pleases God will escape her,
    but the sinner she will ensnare.(B)

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