Judges 16:11
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English Standard Version
And he said to her, “If they bind me with new ropes that have not been used, then I shall become weak and be like any other man.”

King James Bible
And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

American Standard Version
And he said unto her, If they only bind me with new ropes wherewith no work hath been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered her: If I shall be bound with new ropes, that were never in work, I shall be weak and like other men.

English Revised Version
And he said unto her, If they only bind me with new ropes wherewith no work hath been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said to her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were used, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The princes of the Philistines offered Delilah a considerable sum (they would give her one thousand and one hundred shekels of silver each, i.e., a thousand shekels or more: cf. Judges 17:2) if she would persuade Samson, and bring out from him "whereby his strength was great," and whereby they could overpower and bind him, לענּותו, to bend him, i.e., to oppress him. The Philistine princes thought that Samson's supernatural strength arose from something external, which he wore or carried about with him as an amulet. There was a certain truth at the foundation of this heathen superstition, inasmuch as this gift of divine grace was really bound up with the possession of a corporeal pledge, the loss of which was followed by the immediate loss of the gift of God (see at Judges 16:17).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

if they bind me

Proverbs 13:3,5 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction...

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

that never. etc. Heb. wherewith work hath not been done.

Cross References
Judges 16:10
Then Delilah said to Samson, "Behold, you have mocked me and told me lies. Please tell me how you might be bound."

Judges 16:12
So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And the men lying in ambush were in an inner chamber. But he snapped the ropes off his arms like a thread.

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