Judges Chapter 16 Summary
Judges chapter 16 summary began with a not so “Godly” story of Samson. He heads up to Gaza and gets a prostitute and lays with her.
While in Gaza, some Philistines spot him and lay wait for him to kill him.
He triumphantly get out of that. The chapter switches to a time he met a woman he loved named Delilah. What’s odd is that the Philistines were already on her to entice him and find out his secret to his strength.
They were going to pay her eleven hundred pieces of silver (that’s more than Jesus, Matthew 26:15). I hope that has something to do with inflation.
Delilah was all about the money and went to work pressing Samson for his secret to his strength. He gave phony answers at first. After much pressing, Samson told Delilah his secret, and she had his locks shaved off.
When he was ambushed, he realized he had no strength. The Philistines put his eyes out and imprisoned him.
The chapter ends with a bit of self sacrifice redemption. His hair grows back and he implores the Lord to help him one more time. Chained to the pillars of the building, he is able to knock them down, thus destroying the building.
He kill 3,000 lords of the Philistines and himself also. His brothers came and buried him and Samson judged Israel 20 years.
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