Judges 16:7
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New International Version
Samson answered her, "If anyone ties me with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I'll become as weak as any other man."

New Living Translation
Samson replied, "If I were tied up with seven new bowstrings that have not yet been dried, I would become as weak as anyone else."

English Standard Version
Samson said to her, “If they bind me with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, then I shall become weak and be like any other man.”

New American Standard Bible
Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any other man."

King James Bible
And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samson told her, "If they tie me up with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I will become weak and be like any other man."

International Standard Version
Samson replied, "If I'm tied up with seven green cords that have never been dried out, then I'll become weak and just like any other human being."

NET Bible
Samson said to her, "If they tie me up with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I will become weak and be just like any other man."

New Heart English Bible
Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson told her, "If someone ties me up with seven new bowstrings that are not dried out, I will be like any other man."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samson said unto her: 'If they bind me with seven fresh bowstrings that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as any other man.'

New American Standard 1977
And Samson said to her, “If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I shall become weak and be like any other man.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green wicker strands that were never dried, then I shall become weak and be as any other man.

King James 2000 Bible
And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

American King James Version
And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven green thongs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

American Standard Version
And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withes that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samson answered her: If I shall be bound with seven cords made of sinews not yet dry, but still moist, I shall be weak like other men.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samson said to her, If they should bind me with seven fresh cords which have not been dried, then should I be weak, and be as another man.

English Revised Version
And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withes that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven green withs, that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

World English Bible
Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven green cords that were never dried, then shall I become weak, and be as another man."

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson saith unto her, 'If they bind me with seven green withs which have not been dried, then I have been weak, and have been as one of the human race.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Samson and Delilah
6So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me where your great strength is and how you may be bound to afflict you." 7Samson said to her, "If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any other man." 8Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.…
Cross References
Judges 16:6
So Delilah said to Samson, "Please tell me where your great strength is and how you may be bound to afflict you."

Judges 16:8
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Judges 16:9
Now she had men lying in wait in an inner room. And she said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he snapped the cords as a string of tow snaps when it touches fire. So his strength was not discovered.
Treasury of Scripture

And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven green thongs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

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Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that you have put off the old man …

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