JUDGES 16:25

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“And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.”

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Judges 16:25 Translation & Meaning

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And it came to pass, וַֽיְהִי֙ To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) came pass
when כְּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed when
their hearts לִבָּ֔ם The heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything hearts
were merry, ט֣וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) merry
that they said, וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ To say (used with great latitude) said
Call קִרְא֥וּ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) Call
for Samson, לְשִׁמְשׁ֖וֹן Shimshon, an Israelite Samson
that he may make us sport. וִישַֽׂחֶק To laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play make sport
And they called וַיִּקְרְא֨וּ To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
for Samson לְשִׁמְשׁ֜וֹן Shimshon, an Israelite Samson
out of the prison הָֽאֲסיּרִ֗ים To yoke or hitch; by analogy, to fasten in any sense, to join battle out prison
house; מִבֵּ֣ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
and he made them לִפְנֵיהֶ֔ם The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) made
sport: וַיְצַחֵק֙ To laugh outright (in merriment or scorn); by implication, to sport sport
and they set וַיַּֽעֲמִ֥ידוּ To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) set
him between בֵּ֥ין Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or between
the pillars. הָֽעַמּוּדִֽים׃ A column (as standing); also a stand, i.e., platform pillars

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  • 23  Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.

  • 24  And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us.

  • 25  And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.

  • 26  And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them.

  • 27  Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.




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