Judges 13:2
New International Version
A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth.

New Living Translation
In those days a man named Manoah from the tribe of Dan lived in the town of Zorah. His wife was unable to become pregnant, and they had no children.

English Standard Version
There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. And his wife was barren and had no children.

Berean Study Bible
Now there was a man from Zorah named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, whose wife was barren and had no children.

King James Bible
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.

New King James Version
Now there was a certain man from Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had no children.

New American Standard Bible
And there was a man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was infertile and had not given birth to any children.

NASB 1995
There was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had borne no children.

NASB 1977
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had borne no children.

Amplified Bible
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was infertile and had no children.

Christian Standard Bible
There was a certain man from Zorah, from the family of Dan, whose name was Manoah; his wife was unable to conceive and had no children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There was a certain man from Zorah, from the family of Dan, whose name was Manoah; his wife was unable to conceive and had no children.

American Standard Version
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there was one man from Tsada, from the tribe of Dan, and his name was MeNoah, and his wife was a barren woman and had not borne a child

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there was a man of Saraa, of the family of the kindred of Dan, and his name was Manoe, and his wife was barren, and bore not.

Contemporary English Version
Manoah from the tribe of Dan lived in the town of Zorah. His wife was not able to have children,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now there was a certain man of Saraa, and of the race of Dan, whose name was Manue, and his wife was barren.

English Revised Version
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not.

Good News Translation
At that time there was a man named Manoah from the town of Zorah. He was a member of the tribe of Dan. His wife had never been able to have children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There was a man from Zorah named Manoah. Manoah was from the family of Dan. His wife was not able to have children.

International Standard Version
There was one man from Zorah, from the family of the descendants of Dan, whose name was Manoah. Since his wife was infertile, she hadn't borne children.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not.

Literal Standard Version
And there is a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danite, and his name [is] Manoah, his wife [is] barren, and has not borne;

NET Bible
There was a man named Manoah from Zorah, from the Danite tribe. His wife was infertile and childless.

New Heart English Bible
There was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and did not bear.

World English Bible
There was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and didn't bear.

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danite, and his name is Manoah, his wife is barren, and hath not borne;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Birth of Samson
1Again the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD, so He delivered them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years. 2Now there was a man from Zorah named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, whose wife was barren and had no children. 3The angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, “It is true that you are barren and have no children; but you will conceive and give birth to a son.…

Cross References
Joshua 19:41
The territory of their inheritance included Zorah, Eshtaol, Ir-shemesh,

Judges 2:1
Now the angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, "I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land that I had promised to your fathers, and I said, 'I will never break My covenant with you,


Treasury of Scripture

And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not.

Zorah.

Joshua 15:33
And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

Joshua 19:41
And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,

barren

Genesis 16:1
Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

Genesis 25:21
And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

1 Samuel 1:2-6
And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children…









(2) There was a certain man. . . .--The narrative of the birth of Samuel (1Samuel 1:1) is similarly introduced.

Zoran.--The name means "place of hornets." In Joshua 15:33 it is mentioned with Eshtaol among the towns north-east of the Shephelah, and it belonged to Dan (Joshua 19:41). Robinson identifies it with Surah, fourteen miles from Jerusalem, seven miles south of Yalo, west of Kirjath-jearim. It is mentioned again in 1Chronicles 11:10; Nehemiah 11:29. Its conical hill and abundant fountain made it a strong and convenient place. . . .

Verse 2. - Zorah. Enumerated among the cities in the tribe of Dan in Joshua 19:41, but ascribed to Judah, ibid. 15:33 (there transliterated Zoreah) and in 2 Chronicles 11:10. Probably the boundary passed through the city, as that of Judah and Benjamin did through Jerusalem. In Nehemiah 11:29 it is transliterated Zareah, and also ascribed to Judah. It is almost always coupled with Eshtaol, as in ver. 25 of this chapter. It was situated in the Shephelah, or plain country, and was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:10). It is supposed to be represented by the modern Surah, at the entrance of the Wady Ghurab. The family of the Danites. It appears from Numbers 26:42, 43 that there was only one family in the tribe of Dan, so that in this case tribe and family were co-extensive.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now there was
וַיְהִי֩ (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a
אֶחָ֧ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

man
אִ֨ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

from Zorah
מִצָּרְעָ֛ה (miṣ·ṣā·rə·‘āh)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6881: Zorah -- a city exchanged by Judah and Dan

named
וּשְׁמ֣וֹ (ū·šə·mōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

Manoah,
מָנ֑וֹחַ (mā·nō·w·aḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4495: Manoah -- father of Samson

from the clan
מִמִּשְׁפַּ֥חַת (mim·miš·pa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

of the Danites,
הַדָּנִ֖י (had·dā·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1839: Danites -- descendant of Dan

whose wife [was]
וְאִשְׁתּ֥וֹ (wə·’iš·tōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

barren
עֲקָרָ֖ה (‘ă·qā·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 6135: Sterile

and had no
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

children.
יָלָֽדָה׃ (yā·lā·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage


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