JUDGES 16:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Judges 16:28 Translation & Meaning

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And Samson שִׁמְשׁ֛וֹן Shimshon, an Israelite Samson
called וַיִּקְרָ֥א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) called
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the Lord, יֱהוִֹ֡ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and said, וַיֹּאמַ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) said
O Lord אֲדֹנָ֣י The Lord (used as a proper name of God only) O Lord
God, יְהוָ֖ה God God
remember זָכְרֵ֣נִי Properly, to mark (so as to be recognized), i.e., to remember; by implication, to mention; to be male remember
me, I pray thee, נָא֩ 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction pray
and strengthen וְחַזְּקֵ֨נִי To fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer strengthen
me, I pray thee, נָ֜א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction pray
only אַ֣ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only only
this הַזֶּה֙ The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
once, הַפַּ֤עַם A stroke, literally or figuratively (in various applications, as follow) once
O God, הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative O God
that I may be at once אַחַ֛ת Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first once
avenged וְאִנָּֽקְמָ֧ה To grudge, i.e., avenge or punish avenged
of the Philistines מִפְּלִשְׁתִּֽים׃ A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
for my two מִשְּׁתֵ֥י Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
eyes. עֵינַ֖י An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) eyes

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  • 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.

  • 30  And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.




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