Judges 16:16
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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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Clarke'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

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 to you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend...

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

vexed. Heb. shortened

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, Do you well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even to death.

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

Strength 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

Christian Ballads.
Echoes of Hebrew thought, if not Hebrew psalmody, may have made their way into the more serious pagan literature. At least in the more enlightened pagans there has ever revealed itself more or less the instinct of the human soul that "feels after" God. St. Paul in his address to the Athenians made a tactful as well as scholarly point to preface a missionary sermon when he cited a line from a poem of Aratus (B.C. 272) familiar, doubtless, to the majority of his hearers. Dr. Lyman Abbot has thus translated
Theron Brown—The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 16:15
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."

Judges 16:17
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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