Judges 13:24
New International Version
The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the LORD blessed him,

New Living Translation
When her son was born, she named him Samson. And the LORD blessed him as he grew up.

English Standard Version
And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. And the young man grew, and the LORD blessed him.

Berean Study Bible
So the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the LORD blessed him.

New American Standard Bible
Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the LORD blessed him.

King James Bible
And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

Christian Standard Bible
So the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the LORD blessed him.

Contemporary English Version
Later, Manoah's wife did give birth to a son, and she named him Samson. As the boy grew, the LORD blessed him.

Good News Translation
The woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The child grew and the LORD blessed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the LORD blessed him.

International Standard Version
Later on, the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The child grew strong and the LORD blessed him.

NET Bible
Manoah's wife gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The child grew and the LORD empowered him.

New Heart English Bible
The woman bore a son, and named him Samson. And the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the woman had a son and named him Samson. The boy grew up, and the LORD blessed him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson; and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

New American Standard 1977
Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the LORD blessed him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson. And the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

King James 2000 Bible
And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

American King James Version
And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

American Standard Version
And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and Jehovah blessed him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the woman brought forth a son, and she called his name Sampson; and the child grew, and the Lord blessed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she bore a son, and called his name Samson. And the child grew, and the Lord blessed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson. And the child grew, and Jehovah blessed him.

English Revised Version
And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson. And the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

World English Bible
The woman bore a son, and named him Samson: and the child grew, and Yahweh blessed him.

Young's Literal Translation
And the woman beareth a son, and calleth his name Samson, and the youth groweth, and Jehovah doth bless him,
Study Bible
The Birth of Samson
23But his wife replied, “If the LORD had intended to kill us, He would not have accepted the burnt offering and the grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things or spoken to us this way.” 24So the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the LORD blessed him. 25And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him at Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.…
Cross References
Luke 1:80
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until the time of his public appearance to Israel.

1 Samuel 2:21
So the LORD attended to Hannah, and she conceived and gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.

1 Samuel 3:19
And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and He let none of Samuel's words fall to the ground.

Treasury of Scripture

And the woman bore a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

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Hebrews 11:32
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

the child

1 Samuel 3:19
And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

Luke 1:80
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Luke 2:52
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.







Lexicon
So the woman
הָֽאִשָּׁה֙ (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

gave birth to
וַתֵּ֤לֶד (wat·tê·leḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

a son
בֵּ֔ן (bên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and named
וַתִּקְרָ֥א (wat·tiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

him
שְׁמ֖וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

Samson.
שִׁמְשׁ֑וֹן (šim·šō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8123: Samson -- a deliverer of Israel

The boy
הַנַּ֔עַר (han·na·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

grew,
וַיִּגְדַּ֣ל (way·yiḡ·dal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1431: To grow up, become great

and the LORD
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

blessed him.
וַֽיְבָרְכֵ֖הוּ (way·ḇā·rə·ḵê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse
(24) Samson.--Josephus renders the word "strong" (???????), deriving it from a root (shameem), and perhaps not unwilling to suggest an analogy between Samson and the Greek Hercules. St. Jerome, rendering it "strength of the sun," derives it from shemesh, "sun," and on, "strength." It is more probable that it means "sunny." In Ezra 4:8 we have the name Shimshai, perhaps from the same root. The connection of "the sun" with strength was very natural (Judges 5:31; Psalm 19:5-6). The Rabbis say that he was "named after the name of God, who is called sun and shield of Israel" (Psalm 84:12). The mother gave the name in this instance. (Comp. Genesis 29:32-35; Genesis 35:18; Luke 1:60.) Ewald refers it to an Egyptian root, and makes it mean "servant of God," in reference to his being a Nazarite.

The child grew, and the Lord blessed him.--God has many different kinds of blessings, and those here alluded to appear to be the gifts of health, strength, courage, &c. These blessings by no means place Samson on a level with Samuel (1Samuel 2:21-26; 1Samuel 3:19) or John the Baptist (Luke 2:80).

Verse 24. - Called his name Samson. No doubt the name was significant of what the child should be (see note to ver. 17), but the etymology and meaning of the name are doubtful. Josephus ('Antiq.,' V. 8:4) says the name means "a strong one," but he does not say in what language, and it does not appear to have such a meaning in any Semitic dialect. It is commonly interpreted to mean like the sun, from shemesh, the common word for the sun; and so Jerome in his 'Onomasticon' expounds it as the sun's strength,' possibly with an allusion to Judges 5:31. Others make it equal shim-shorn, from the Pilpel conjugation of shamem, to devastate. Another possible derivation is from the Chaldee shemash, to minister, specially in sacred things, a root from which the Nestorian, Syriac, and Arabic names for a deacon are derived. If this were the derivation, it would be a reference to his dedication to God as a Nazarite from his mother's womb, the only thing his mother knew about him when she gave him the name. 13:24,25 The Spirit of the Lord began to move Samson when a youth. This was evidence that the Lord blessed him. Where God gives his blessing, he gives his Spirit to qualify for the blessing. Those are blessed indeed in whom the Spirit of grace begins to work in the days of their childhood. Samson drank no wine or strong drink, yet excelled in strength and courage, for he had the Spirit of God moving him; therefore be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit.
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