JUDGES 16:29

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“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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Judges 16:29 Translation & Meaning

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And Samson שִׁמְשׁ֜וֹן Shimshon, an Israelite Samson
took hold וַיִּלְפֹּ֨ת Properly, to bend, i.e., (by implication) to clasp; also (reflexively) to turn around or aside took hold
of אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) of
the two שְׁנֵ֣י׀ Two; also (as ordinal) twofold two
middle הַתָּ֗וֶךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center middle
pillars עַמּוּדֵ֣י A column (as standing); also a stand, i.e., platform pillars
upon עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
which אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
the house הַבַּ֙יִת֙ A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
stood, 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) stood
and on עֲלֵיהֶ֑ם Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications and on
which it was borne up, וַיִּסָּמֵ֖ךְ To prop (literally or figuratively); reflexively, to lean upon or take hold of (in a favorable or unfavorable sense) borne up
of the one אֶחָ֥ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
with his right hand, בִּֽימִינ֖וֹ The right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south right hand
and of the other וְאֶחָ֥ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first other
with his left. בִּשְׂמֹאלֽוֹ׃ Properly, dark (as enveloped), i.e., the north; hence (by orientation), the left hand left

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  • 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.

  • 31  Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.




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