JUDGES 16:27



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“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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Judges 16:27 Translation & Meaning

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Now the house וְהַבַּ֗יִת A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) Now house
was full מָלֵ֤א To fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively) full
of men הָֽאֲנָשִׁים֙ Properly, a mortal (and thus differing from the more dignified H0120); hence, a man in general (singly or collectively) men
and women; וְהַנָּשִׁ֔ים A woman women
and all כֹּ֖ל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the lords סַרְנֵ֣י An axle; figuratively, a peer lords
of the Philistines פְלִשְׁתִּ֑ים A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
there; וְשָׁ֕מָּה There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
and upon וְעַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
there were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the roof הַגָּ֗ג A roof; by analogy, the top of an altar roof
about three כִּשְׁלֹ֤שֶׁת Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice about three
thousand אֲלָפִים֙ Hence (the ox's head being the first letter of the alphabet, and this eventually used as a numeral) a thousand thousand
men אִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
and women, וְאִשָּׁ֔ה A woman women
that beheld הָֽרֹאִ֖ים To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) beheld
while Samson שִׁמְשֽׁוֹן׃ Shimshon, an Israelite while Samson
made sport. בִּשְׂח֥וֹק To laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play made sport

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  • 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.

  • 29  And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.


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