New International Version
With such nagging she prodded him day after day until he was sick to death of it.
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;
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was vexed unto 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His soul was vexed unto death - What a consummate fool was this strong man! Might he not have seen, from what already took place, that Delilah intended his ruin? After trifling with her, and lying thrice, he at last commits to her his fatal secret, and thus becomes a traitor to himself and to his God. Well may we adopt the sensible observation of Calmet on this passage: La foiblesse du caeur de Samson, dans torte cette histoire, est encore plus etonnante que la force de son corps; "The weakness of Samson's heart in the whole of this history, is yet more astonishing than the strength of his body."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
vexed. Heb. shortened
LibraryStrength Profaned and Lost
'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. 22, Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven. 23. Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. 24. And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you won't confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven't told me the secret of your great strength."
So he told her everything. "No razor has ever been used on my head," he said, "because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother's womb. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man."
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