Judges 15:20
New International Version
Samson led Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

New Living Translation
Samson judged Israel for twenty years during the period when the Philistines dominated the land.

English Standard Version
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Berean Study Bible
And Samson judged Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

New American Standard Bible
So he judged Israel twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

King James Bible
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Christian Standard Bible
And he judged Israel twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

Contemporary English Version
Samson was a leader of Israel for 20 years, but the Philistines were still the rulers of Israel.

Good News Translation
Samson led Israel for twenty years while the Philistines ruled the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And he judged Israel 20 years in the days of the Philistines.

International Standard Version
Samson governed Israel for twenty years during the Philistine domination.

NET Bible
Samson led Israel for twenty years during the days of Philistine prominence.

New Heart English Bible
He judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson judged Israel for 20 years during the time of the Philistines.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

New American Standard 1977
So he judged Israel twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

King James 2000 Bible
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

American King James Version
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

American Standard Version
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Darby Bible Translation
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

English Revised Version
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he judged Israel, in the days of the Philistines, twenty years.

World English Bible
He judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Young's Literal Translation
And he judgeth Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
Study Bible
Samson's Revenge
19So God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned, and he was revived. That is why he named it En-hakkore, and it remains in Lehi to this day. 20And Samson judged Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.
Cross References
Hebrews 11:32
And what more shall I say? Time will not allow me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets,

Judges 13:1
Again the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD, so the LORD delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.

Judges 16:31
Then Samson's brothers and his father's family came down, carried him back, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of his father Manoah. And he had judged Israel twenty years.

Treasury of Scripture

And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.

Judges 13:1,5
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years…

Judges 16:31
Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the buryingplace of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.







Lexicon
And [Samson] judged
וַיִּשְׁפֹּ֧ט (way·yiš·pōṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

for twenty
עֶשְׂרִ֥ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

years
שָׁנָֽה׃ (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

in the days
בִּימֵ֥י (bî·mê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of the Philistines.
פְלִשְׁתִּ֖ים (p̄ə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia
(20) And he judged Israel.--Probably, as Jephthah had done, with the sort of vague prerogatives of a military hero. Why the verse is found here, as though to close the narrative (comp. Judges 12:7, &c.), and is again repeated in Judges 16:31, we cannot say. The next chapter belongs mainly to Samson's fall and humiliation. These twenty years probably fell within the contemporary judgeship of Eli.

Verse 20. - And he judged Israel, etc. See ch. 16:81. It looks as if it had been the intention to close the history of Samson with these Words, but that ch. 16. was subsequently added, possibly from other sources. Compare the close of chs. 20. and 21. of the Gospel of St. John. A possible explanation, however, of this verse being placed here is that it results from the statement in ver. 19, that Samson's spirit came again, and he revived, or came to life again, after being on the very point of death; and, adds the writer, he judged Israel after this for twenty years.



15:18-20 So little notice did the men of Judah take of their deliverer, that he was ready to perish for want of a draught of water. Thus are the greatest slights often put upon those who do the greatest services. Samson prayed to God in this distress. Those that forget to attend God their praises, may be compelled to attend him with their prayers. Past experiences of God's power and goodness, are excellent pleas in prayer for further mercy. He pleads his being exposed to God's enemies; our best pleas are taken from God's glory. The Lord sent him seasonable relief. The place of this action was, from the jaw-bone, called Lehi. And in the place thus called, God caused a fountain suddenly and seasonably to open, close by Samson. We should be more thankful for the mercy of water, did we consider how ill we can spare it. Israel submitted to him whom they had betrayed. God was with him; henceforward they were directed by him as their judge.
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