JUDGES 16:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Judges 16:26 Translation & Meaning

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And Samson שִׁמְשׁ֜וֹן Shimshon, an Israelite Samson
said וַיֹּ֨אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the lad הַנַּ֨עַר (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age) lad
that held הַמַּֽחֲזִ֣יק To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer held
him by the hand, בְּיָדוֹ֮ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] hand
Suffer הַנִּ֣יחָה To deposit; by implication, to allow to stay Suffer
me אוֹתִי֒ Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) me
that I may feel וַֽהֲימִשֵׁ֙נִי֙ To touch feel
the pillars הָֽעַמֻּדִ֔ים A column (as standing); also a stand, i.e., platform pillars
whereupon אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc whereupon
the house הַבַּ֖יִת A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
standeth, נָכ֣וֹן Properly, to be erect (i.e., stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous) standeth
that I may lean וְאֶשָּׁעֵ֖ן To support one's self lean
upon עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
them. עֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications them

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  • 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.

  • 28  And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.




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