Judges 16:21
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English Standard Version
And the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze shackles. And he ground at the mill in the prison.

King James Bible
But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

American Standard Version
And the Philistines laid hold on him, and put out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison-house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the Philistines seized upon him, and forthwith pulled out his eyes, and led him bound in chains to Gaza, and shutting him up in prison made him grind.

English Revised Version
And the Philistines laid hold on him, and put out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison-house.

Judges 16:21 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This last step was very speedily to follow - Judges 16:15 After this triple deception, Delilah said to him, "How canst thou say, I love thee, as thine heart is not with me" (ie, not devoted to me)?

Judges 16:21 Parallel Commentaries

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and put out. Heb. and bored out

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Judges 2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers...

bound him

2 Kings 25:7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass...

2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns...

Psalm 107:10-12 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron...

Psalm 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

grind

Exodus 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sits on his throne...

Isaiah 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bore the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Matthew 24:42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

Cross References
Numbers 16:14
Moreover, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up."

Judges 16:20
And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep and said, "I will go out as at other times and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him.

Judges 16:22
But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.

Jeremiah 39:7
He put out the eyes of Zedekiah and bound him in chains to take him to Babylon.

Lamentations 5:13
Young men are compelled to grind at the mill, and boys stagger under loads of wood.

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