Judges 13:12
New International Version
So Manoah asked him, "When your words are fulfilled, what is to be the rule that governs the boy's life and work?"

New Living Translation
So Manoah asked him, “When your words come true, what kind of rules should govern the boy’s life and work?”

English Standard Version
And Manoah said, “Now when your words come true, what is to be the child’s manner of life, and what is his mission?”

Berean Study Bible
Then Manoah asked, “When your words come to pass, what will be the boy’s rule of life and mission?”

King James Bible
And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass. How shall we order the child, and how shall we do unto him?

New King James Version
Manoah said, “Now let Your words come to pass! What will be the boy’s rule of life, and his work?”

New American Standard Bible
Then Manoah said, “Now when your words are fulfilled, what shall be the boy’s way of life and his vocation?”

NASB 1995
Manoah said, "Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy's mode of life and his vocation?"

NASB 1977
And Manoah said, “Now when your words come to pass, what shall be the boy’s mode of life and his vocation?”

Amplified Bible
And Manoah said, “Now when your words come true, what shall be the boy’s manner of life, and his vocation?”

Christian Standard Bible
Then Manoah asked, “When your words come true, what will be the boy’s responsibilities and work? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Manoah asked, "When Your words come true, what will the boy's responsibilities and mission be?"

American Standard Version
And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass: what shall be the ordering of the child, and how'shall we do unto him?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he said: “I am”; and MaNoah said: “Behold, it is your word. Tell me, what is the judgment of the boy and his works?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Manoe said, Now shall thy word come to pass: what shall be the ordering of the child, and our dealings with him?

Contemporary English Version
Manoah then asked, "When your promise comes true, what rules must he obey and what will be his work?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Manue said to him: When thy word shall come to pass, what wilt thou that the child should do? or from what shall he keep himself?

English Revised Version
And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass: what shall be the manner of the child, and what shall be his work?

Good News Translation
Then Manoah said, "Now then, when your words come true, what must the boy do? What kind of a life must he lead?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Manoah asked, "When your words come true, how should the boy live and what should he do?"

International Standard Version
Manoah asked, "Now, when what you've said occurs, what is to be the young man's way of life and work?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Manoah said: 'Now when thy word cometh to pass, what shall be the rule for the child, and what shall be done with him?'

Literal Standard Version
And Manoah says, “Now let Your words come to pass; what is the custom of the youth—and his work?”

NET Bible
Manoah said, "Now, when your announcement comes true, how should the child be raised and what should he do?"

New Heart English Bible
Manoah said, "Now let your word happen. How shall the child be raised and what is he to do?"

World English Bible
Manoah said, "Now let your words happen. What shall be the ordering of the child, and [how] shall we do to him?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Manoah saith, 'Now let thy words come to pass; what is the custom of the youth -- and his work?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Samson
11So Manoah got up and followed his wife. When he came to the man, he asked, “Are you the man who spoke to my wife?” “I am,” he said. 12Then Manoah asked, “When your words come to pass, what will be the boy’s rule of life and mission?” 13So the angel of the LORD answered Manoah, “Your wife is to do everything I told her.…

Cross References
Judges 13:11
So Manoah got up and followed his wife. When he came to the man, he asked, "Are you the man who spoke to my wife?" "I am," he said.

Judges 13:13
So the angel of the LORD answered Manoah, "Your wife is to do everything I told her.


Treasury of Scripture

And Manoah said, Now let your words come to pass. How shall we order the child, and how shall we do to him?

How shall we order the child.

Genesis 18:19
For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Proverbs 4:4
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

how shall we do unto him.









(12) How shall we order the child . . .?--The literal rendering is given in the margin, What shall be the ordering (mishpat; LXX., krima) of the child, and his work?

Verse 12. - Let thy words come, etc. The verb is singular in the Hebrew here and in ver. 17. Possibly the true reading is word, as in the Septuagint. If the text is correct, words must be taken collectively, as making one promise. The saying marks Manoah's earnest desire for a son. Some, however, construe it, If thy words come. How shall we order, etc. - literally, What will be the manner of the child, and what will be his doing? i.e. either, What will be his manner (cf. 1 Samuel 8:11, and following verses), and what will be his action or work? or, What will be his proper treatment, and what shall be done to him? The former is the most natural rendering of the words, and though the latter seems at first more suitable to the angel's reply, yet if we take the angel's reply as referring Manoah to what he had said before in vers. 4 and 5, we have a distinct answer to the questions. His manner will be to live as a Nazarite, and his action or work will be to begin to deliver israel (cf. Genesis 16:12, where both the manner and the actione of Ishmael are foretold). In fact, Manoah's question refers directly to vers. 4 and 5, and is a request to have a confirmation of what was then said; just as David asked again and again, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine? (1 Samuel 17:26, 30).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Manoah
מָנ֔וֹחַ (mā·nō·w·aḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4495: Manoah -- father of Samson

asked,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“When
עַתָּ֖ה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

Your words
דְבָרֶ֑יךָ (ḏə·ḇā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

come to pass,
יָבֹ֣א (yā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will be
יִּֽהְיֶ֥ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the boy’s
הַנַּ֖עַר (han·na·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

rule of life
מִשְׁפַּט־ (miš·paṭ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and mission?”
וּמַעֲשֵֽׂהוּ׃ (ū·ma·‘ă·śê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property


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