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.

New Living Translation
She tormented him with her nagging day after day until he was sick to death of it.

English Standard Version
And when she pressed him hard with her words day after day, and urged him, his soul was vexed to death.

New American Standard Bible
It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.

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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because she nagged him day after day and pleaded with him until she wore him out,

International Standard Version
She nagged him every day with this speech, pestering him until he was annoyed nearly to death.

NET Bible
She nagged him every day and pressured him until he was sick to death of it.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was troubled to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every day she made his life miserable with her questions. She pestered him until he wished he were dead.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was vexed unto death.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass that, pressing and grinding him daily with her words, his soul was reduced unto mortal anguish.

King James 2000 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;

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed to death;

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was vexed unto death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when she pressed him much, and continually hung upon him for many days, giving him no time to rest, his soul fainted away, and was wearied even until 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;

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, that his soul was vexed unto death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed to 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,
Study Bible
Delilah Discovers the Secret
15Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have deceived me these three times and have not told me where your great strength is." 16It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death. 17So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, "A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man."…
Cross References
Judges 16:15
Then she said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when your heart is not with me? You have deceived me these three times and have not told me where your great strength is."

Judges 16:17
So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, "A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man."
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(16) His soul was vexed.--He at last reveals the secret, because he is wearied--literally, his soul is shortened--to death. (Comp. Numbers 21:4-5.) Even the dangerous use which Delilah had made of his last revelation did not rouse his mind from its besotted stupefaction.

"Swollen with pride, into the snare I fell

Of fair fallacious looks, venereal trains,

Softened with pleasure and voluptuous life,

At length to lay my head and hallowed pledge

Of all my strength in the lascivious lap

Of a deceitful concubine."--Milton, Sams. Agon.

If he thrice proved his vast strength, he also thrice proved his immense folly. To use his strength in the mere saving of his own life was to squander it, and now, "as if possessed by insanity, he madly trifles with the key of his secret. He risks even the tampering with his hair. From this there is but one step to the final catastrophe" (Ewald).

Verse 16. - So that. Omit so. The meaning is, that in consequence of her daily solicitation his soul was vexed (Judges 10:16) to death - literally, was so short, so impatient, as to be at the point to die. And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him,.... Lay at him day after day to communicate the secret to him, gave him no rest, but was incessant in her applications to him:

so that his soul was vexed unto death: could hardly bear to live, but wished to die, being in the utmost perplexity what to do between two different passions, love and fear; on the one hand chained by his lust to this harlot, that was continually teasing him, and whom he had not an heart to leave, or otherwise that would have cleared him of his difficulties; and on the other hand, should he disclose the secret, he feared, and was in danger of losing his strength, in which his glory lay: or"his soul was shortened unto death'' (c);it was the means of shortening his days, and hastening his death. Abarbinel thinks that Samson was sensible of this, that his days were short, and the time of his death at hand; which made him the more willing to impart the secret. This may put in mind of the story of Milo, a man famous for his great strength, said to carry an ox upon his shoulders a furlong without breathing; of whom it is reported, that none of his adversaries could deliver themselves out of his hands, but his whore could, often contending with him; hence it is observed of him, that he was strong in body, but not of a manly soul (d); and there are many other things said (e) of him concerning his great strength, which seem to be taken from this history of Samson.

(c) "abbreviata est", Montanus, Drusius. So Munster. (d) Aelian. Var. Hist. l. 2. c. 24. (e) Vid. Pausan. Eliac. 2. sive. l. 6. p. 309. 16. she pressed him daily with her words—Though disappointed and mortified, this vile woman resolved to persevere; and conscious how completely he was enslaved by his passion for her, she assailed him with a succession of blandishing arts, till she at length discovered the coveted secret.16:4-17 Samson had been more than once brought into mischief and danger by the love of women, yet he would not take warning, but is again taken in the same snare, and this third time is fatal. Licentiousness is one of the things that take away the heart. This is a deep pit into which many have fallen; but from which few have escaped, and those by a miracle of mercy, with the loss of reputation and usefulness, of almost all, except their souls. The anguish of the suffering is ten thousand times greater than all the pleasures of the sin.
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