New Living Translation
Some time later Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the valley of Sorek.
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
After this he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Deli'lah.
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,
Judges 16:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:4 Loved - Probably as an harlot: because the dreadful punishment now inflicted upon Samson for this sin, whom God spared for the first offence, is an intimation, that this sin was not inferior to the former.
LibraryThe Mountainous Country of Judea.
"What is the mountainous country of Judea? It is the king's mountain." However Judea, here and there, doth swell out much with mountains, yet its chief swelling appears in that broad back of mountains, that runs from the utmost southern cost as far as Hebron, and almost as Jerusalem itself. Which the Holy Scripture called "The hill-country of Judah," Joshua 21:11; Luke 1:39. Unless I am very much mistaken,--the maps of Adricomus, Tirinius, and others, ought to be corrected, which have feigned to …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Sundry Sharp Reproofs
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
But Samson stayed in bed only until midnight. Then he got up, took hold of the doors of the town gate, including the two posts, and lifted them up, bar and all. He put them on his shoulders and carried them all the way to the top of the hill across from Hebron.
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."
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