New International Version
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.
King James Bible
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass afterwards that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
World English Bible
It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass afterwards that he loveth a woman in the valley of Sorek, and her name is Delilah,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He loved a woman in the valley of Sorek - Some think Samson took this woman for his wife; others, that he had her as a concubine. It appears she was a Philistine; and however strong his love was for her, she seems to have had none for him. He always matched improperly, and he was cursed in all his matches. Where the valley or brook of Sorek was, is not easy to be ascertained. Eusebius and Jerome say it lay southward of Eleutheropolis; but where was Eleutheropolis? Ancient writers take all their measurements from this city; but as it is nowhere mentioned in the Scriptures, it is impossible to fix its situation for we know not its ancient name.
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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
But Samson lay there only until the middle of the night. Then he got up and took hold of the doors of the city gate, together with the two posts, and tore them loose, bar and all. He lifted them to his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that faces Hebron.
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."
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