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Judges 16:6: Delilah Seeks Samson's Secret...and His Soul!

Verse 6:[1] And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.



Wherein thy great strength lieth; what is the cause of this prodigious strength, or wherein doth it consist? She seems to ask merely out of curiosity, to understand the state of a person whom she so highly values.

[1] Hebrew: וַתֹּ֤אמֶר דְּלִילָה֙ אֶל־שִׁמְשׁ֔וֹן הַגִּֽידָה־נָּ֣א לִ֔י בַּמֶּ֖ה כֹּחֲךָ֣ גָד֑וֹל וּבַמֶּ֥ה תֵאָסֵ֖ר לְעַנּוֹתֶֽךָ׃

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I love this post....

Because it's so short. :D

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jan 31, 2019

Spurgeon's Morning and Evening: '"Tell me I pray thee wherein thy great strength lieth."—Judges 16:6


Where lies the secret strength of faith? It lies in the food it feeds on; for faith studies what the promise is—an emanation of divine grace, an overflowing of the great heart of God; and faith says, "My God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain his Word will be fulfilled." Then faith thinketh, "Who gave this promise?" It considereth not so much its greatness, as, "Who is the author of it?" She remembers that it is God who cannot lie [Titus 1:2]—God omnipotent, God immutable; and therefore concludeth that the promise must be fulfilled; and…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jan 31, 2019

Matthew Henry: 'The arts by which he put her off from time to time, and kept his own counsel a great while. She asked him where his great strength lay, and whether it were possible for him to be bound and afflicted (Judges 16:6), pretending that she only desired he would satisfy her curiosity in that one thing, and that she thought it was impossible he should be bound otherwise than by her charms.'

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jan 31, 2019

Hebrew: This is a relatively brief and straightforward reading...good exercise.


Note the formation of Delilah's questions.


www.fromreformationtoreformation.com/hebrew-study-group

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