Judges 16:16
New International Version
With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it.

New Living Translation
She tormented him with her nagging day after day until he was sick to death of it.

English Standard Version
And when she pressed him hard with her words day after day, and urged him, his soul was vexed to death.

Berean Study Bible
Finally, after she had pressed him daily with her words and pleaded until he was sick to death,

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;

New King James Version
And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death,

New American Standard Bible
And it came about, when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.

NASB 1995
It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.

NASB 1977
And it came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.

Amplified Bible
When she pressured him day after day with her words and pleaded with him, he was annoyed to death.

Christian Standard Bible
Because she nagged him day after day and pleaded with him until she wore him out,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because she nagged him day after day and pleaded with him until she wore him out,

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was vexed unto death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when she pressed him with her words all the days and she urged him, his soul was weary unto death

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass as she pressed him sore with her words continually, and straitened him, that his spirit failed almost to death.

Contemporary English Version
Delilah started nagging and pestering him day after day, until he couldn't stand it any longer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she pressed him much, and continually hung upon him for many days, giving him no time to rest, his soul fainted away, and was wearied even until death.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was vexed unto death.

Good News Translation
She kept on asking him, day after day. He got so sick and tired of her bothering him about it

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every day she made his life miserable with her questions. She pestered him until he wished he were dead.

International Standard Version
She nagged him every day with this speech, pestering him until he was annoyed nearly to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was vexed unto death.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, because she distressed him with her words all the days, and urges him, and his soul is grieved to death,

NET Bible
She nagged him every day and pressured him until he was sick to death of it.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was troubled to death.

World English Bible
It happened, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was troubled to death.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, because she distressed him with her words all the days, and doth urge him, and his soul is grieved to death,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Delilah Discovers the Secret
15“How can you say, ‘I love you,’ ” she asked, “when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and failed to reveal to me the source of your great strength!” 16Finally, after she had pressed him daily with her words and pleaded until he was sick to death, 17Samson told her all that was in his heart: “My hair has never been cut, because I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become as weak as any other man.”…

Cross References
Judges 16:15
"How can you say, 'I love you,'" she asked, "when your heart is not with me? This is the third time you have mocked me and failed to reveal to me the source of your great strength!"

Judges 16:17
Samson told her all that was in his heart: "My hair has never been cut, because I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, my strength will leave me, and I will become as weak as any other man."


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed to death;

she pressed

Proverbs 7:21-23,26,27
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him…

Luke 11:8
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

Luke 18:5
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

vexed.

Job 21:4
As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?

Jonah 4:9
And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

Mark 14:24
And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.









(16) His soul was vexed.--He at last reveals the secret, because he is wearied--literally, his soul is shortened--to death. (Comp. Numbers 21:4-5.) Even the dangerous use which Delilah had made of his last revelation did not rouse his mind from its besotted stupefaction.

"Swollen with pride, into the snare I fell

Of fair fallacious looks, venereal trains,

Softened with pleasure and voluptuous life,

At length to lay my head and hallowed pledge

Of all my strength in the lascivious lap

Of a deceitful concubine."--Milton, Sams. Agon.

If he thrice proved his vast strength, he also thrice proved his immense folly. To use his strength in the mere saving of his own life was to squander it, and now, "as if possessed by insanity, he madly trifles with the key of his secret. He risks even the tampering with his hair. From this there is but one step to the final catastrophe" (Ewald).

Verse 16. - So that. Omit so. The meaning is, that in consequence of her daily solicitation his soul was vexed (Judges 10:16) to death - literally, was so short, so impatient, as to be at the point to die.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Finally, after
וַ֠יְהִי (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

she had pressed
הֵצִ֨יקָה (hê·ṣî·qāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6693: To constrain, bring into straits, press upon

him daily
הַיָּמִ֖ים (hay·yā·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

with her words
בִדְבָרֶ֛יהָ (ḇiḏ·ḇā·re·hā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

and pleaded
וַתְּאַֽלֲצֵ֑הוּ (wat·tə·’a·lă·ṣê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 509: To press

until he
נַפְשׁ֖וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

was sick
וַתִּקְצַ֥ר (wat·tiq·ṣar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest

to death,
לָמֽוּת׃ (lā·mūṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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