Judges 16:5
New International Version
The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, "See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver."

New Living Translation
The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “Entice Samson to tell you what makes him so strong and how he can be overpowered and tied up securely. Then each of us will give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”

English Standard Version
And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, “Seduce him, and see where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to humble him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”

Berean Study Bible
The lords of the Philistines went to her and said, “Entice him and find out the source of his great strength and how we can overpower him to tie him up and subdue him. Then each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.”

New American Standard Bible
The lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see where his great strength lies and how we may overpower him that we may bind him to afflict him. Then we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver."

New King James Version
And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, “Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and every one of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.”

King James Bible
And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Christian Standard Bible
The Philistine leaders went to her and said, "Persuade him to tell you where his great strength comes from, so we can overpower him, tie him up, and make him helpless. Each of us will then give you 1,100 pieces of silver."

Contemporary English Version
The Philistine rulers went to Delilah and said, "Trick Samson into telling you what makes him so strong and what can make him weak. Then we can tie him up so he can't get away. If you find out his secret, we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver."

Good News Translation
The five Philistine kings went to her and said, "Trick Samson into telling you why he is so strong and how we can overpower him, tie him up, and make him helpless. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Philistine leaders went to her and said, "Persuade him to tell you where his great strength comes from, so we can overpower him, tie him up, and make him helpless. Each of us will then give you 1,100 pieces of silver."

International Standard Version
The Philistine officials approached her and told her, "Entice him to discover where his great strength is, and how we can overpower him. We intend to tie him up and torture him. We'll each pay you 1,100 silver coins."

NET Bible
The rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her and said to her, "Trick him! Find out what makes him so strong and how we can subdue him and humiliate him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred silver pieces."

New Heart English Bible
The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistine rulers came to her and said, "Trick him, and find out what makes him so strong. Find out how we can overpower him. We want to tie him up in order to torture him. Each of us will give you 1,100 pieces of silver."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her: 'Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.'

New American Standard 1977
And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, “Entice him, and see where his great strength lies and how we may overpower him that we may bind him to afflict him. Then we will each give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the cardinals of the Philistines came up unto her and said unto her, Entice him and see what gives him his great strength and by what means we may overcome him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and each one of us will give thee eleven hundred pieces of silver.

King James 2000 Bible
And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see where his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will all give you eleven hundred pieces of silver.

American King James Version
And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give you every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

American Standard Version
And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the princess of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, Beguile him, and see wherein his great strength is, and wherewith we shall prevail against him, and bind him to humble him; and we will give thee each eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the princes of the Philistines came to her, and said: Deceive him, and learn of him wherein his great strength lieth, and how we may be able to overcome him, to bind and afflict him: which if thou shalt do, we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Darby Bible Translation
And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, Persuade him, and see in what his great strength is, and with what we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to overpower him; and we will each give thee eleven hundred silver-pieces.

English Revised Version
And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the lords of the Philistines came to her, and said to her, Entice him, and see in what his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

World English Bible
The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will each give you eleven hundred [pieces] of silver."

Young's Literal Translation
and the princes of the Philistines come up unto her, and say to her, 'Entice him, and see wherein his great power is, and wherein we are able for him -- and we have bound him to afflict him, and we -- we give to thee, each one, eleven hundred silverlings.'
Study Bible
Samson and Delilah
4Some time later, Samson fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. 5The lords of the Philistines went to her and said, “Entice him and find out the source of his great strength and how we can overpower him to tie him up and subdue him. Then each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.” 6So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me the source of your great strength and how you could be tied up and subdued.”…
Cross References
Joshua 13:3
from the Shihor east of Egypt to the territory of Ekron on the north (considered to be Canaanite territory)--that of the five Philistine rulers of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron, as well as the Avvites;

Judges 14:15
So on the fourth day they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband to explain the riddle to us, or we will burn you and your father's household to death. Did you invite us here to rob us?"

Judges 16:4
Some time later, Samson fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Judges 16:6
So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me the source of your great strength and how you could be tied up and subdued."

Treasury of Scripture

And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give you every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

the lords

Judges 3:3
Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.

Joshua 13:3
From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:

1 Samuel 29:6
Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the LORD liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not.

entice

Judges 14:15
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said unto Samson's wife, Entice thy husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn thee and thy father's house with fire: have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?

Proverbs 2:16-19
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; …

Proverbs 5:3-11
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: …

afflict.

Judges 17:2
And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.

Genesis 33:16
So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir.

Numbers 22:17,18
For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people…







Lexicon
The lords
סַרְנֵ֣י (sar·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5633: An axle, a peer

of the Philistines
פְלִשְׁתִּ֗ים (p̄ə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

went
וַיַּעֲל֨וּ (way·ya·‘ă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to her
אֵלֶ֜יהָ (’ê·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

and said,
וַיֹּ֨אמְרוּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Entice
פַּתִּ֣י (pat·tî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6601: To open, be, roomy, to be, simple, delude

him
אוֹת֗וֹ (’ō·w·ṯōw)
Direct object marker | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

and find out
וּרְאִי֙ (ū·rə·’î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the source of
בַּמֶּה֙ (bam·meh)
Preposition-b | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

his great
גָד֔וֹל (ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

strength
כֹּח֣וֹ (kō·ḥōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

and how
וּבַמֶּה֙ (ū·ḇam·meh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

we can overpower
נ֣וּכַל (nū·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power

him
ל֔וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to tie him up
וַאֲסַרְנֻ֖הוּ (wa·’ă·sar·nu·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

and subdue him.
לְעַנֹּת֑וֹ (lə·‘an·nō·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

Then each one
אִ֕ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of us
וַאֲנַ֙חְנוּ֙ (wa·’ă·naḥ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

will give
נִתַּן־ (nit·tan-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you
לָ֔ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

eleven hundred [shekels]
אֶ֥לֶף (’e·lep̄)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 505: A thousand

of silver.?
כָּֽסֶף׃ (kā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money
(5) The lords of the Philistines.--The five "satraps." (See Note on Judges 3:3.) If she were what Josephus asserts, the Philistines might both get access to her, and tempt the cupidity of an unprincipled and degraded mind. Had she been of their own race, threats would probably have been even more effectual with her than with the lady of Timnath (Judges 13:15). The LXX. here begin to call the Philistines allophuloi, or "aliens."

Entice him.--See Proverbs 2:16; Proverbs 2:18-19.

Wherein his great strength lieth.--Rather, wherein his strength is great. They attributed his strength to some amulet which might be removed.

Eleven hundred pieces of silver.--That is, "eleven hundred silver shekels." The same sum recurs in Judges 17:2 as the amount laid by for the construction of teraphim by the mother of Micah. If the five lords each gave 1,100 shekels, the amount would be nearly two talents of silver (Exodus 38:25-26)--a most enormous bribe for that age, and especially to such a woman as Delilah. It may be regarded as an almost conclusive proof that Milton is mistaken in making her a Philistine.

Verse 5. - Lords. See Judges 3:3, note,' His great strength lieth - literally, wherein (or by what means) his strength is great. They guessed that it was through some charm or secret amulet that his Herculean might was nourished. Eleven hundred pieces, or shekels, of silver. The whole sum promised by the five lords would be no less than 5500 shekels, equal to about £620 of our money. The curious notation, eleven hundred pieces, occurs again Judges 17:2. The reason of it is unknown. 16:4-17 Samson had been more than once brought into mischief and danger by the love of women, yet he would not take warning, but is again taken in the same snare, and this third time is fatal. Licentiousness is one of the things that take away the heart. This is a deep pit into which many have fallen; but from which few have escaped, and those by a miracle of mercy, with the loss of reputation and usefulness, of almost all, except their souls. The anguish of the suffering is ten thousand times greater than all the pleasures of the sin.
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