Judges 16:29
New International Version
Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other,

New Living Translation
Then Samson put his hands on the two center pillars that held up the temple. Pushing against them with both hands,

English Standard Version
And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and he leaned his weight against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other.

Berean Study Bible
And Samson reached out for the two central pillars supporting the temple. Bracing himself against them with his right hand on one pillar and his left hand on the other,

King James Bible
And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.

New King James Version
And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left.

New American Standard Bible
Then Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left.

NASB 1995
Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left.

NASB 1977
And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left.

Amplified Bible
Samson took hold of the two middle [support] pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, one with his right hand and the other with his left.

Christian Standard Bible
Samson took hold of the two middle pillars supporting the temple and leaned against them, one on his right hand and the other on his left.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samson took hold of the two middle pillars supporting the temple and leaned against them, one on his right hand and the other on his left.

American Standard Version
And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house rested, and leaned upon them, the one with his right hand, and the other with his left.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Samson grasped the two middle pillars upon which the house rested, and he leaned upon them, one with his right and one with his left

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Sampson took hold of the two pillars of the house on which the house stood, and leaned on them, and laid hold of one with his right hand, and the other with his left.

Contemporary English Version
Samson was standing between the two middle columns that held up the roof. He felt around and found one column with his right hand, and the other with his left hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And laying hold on both the pillars on which the house rested, and holding the one with his right hand, and the other with his left,

English Revised Version
And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house rested, and leaned upon them, the one with his right hand, and the other with his left.

Good News Translation
So Samson took hold of the two middle columns holding up the building. Putting one hand on each column, he pushed against them

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson felt the two middle columns on which the building stood. With his right hand on one column and his left on the other, he pushed hard against them.

International Standard Version
Then Samson grabbed the two middle pillars upon which the house rested and braced himself against them with one pillar in his right hand and the other in his left.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samson took fast hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house rested, and leaned upon them, the one with his right hand, and the other with his left.

Literal Standard Version
And Samson turns aside [to] the two middle pillars, on which the house is established, and on which it is supported, [to] one with his right hand and one with his left;

NET Bible
Samson took hold of the two middle pillars that supported the temple and he leaned against them, with his right hand on one and his left hand on the other.

New Heart English Bible
Samson took hold of the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and leaned on them, the one with his right hand, and the other with his left.

World English Bible
Samson took hold of the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and leaned on them, the one with his right hand, and the other with his left.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson turneth aside to the two middle pillars, on which the house is established, and on which it is supported, to the one with his right hand, and one with his left;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samson's Vengeance and Death
28Then Samson called out to the LORD: “O Lord GOD, please remember me. Strengthen me, O God, just once more, so that with one vengeful blow I may pay back the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29And Samson reached out for the two central pillars supporting the temple. Bracing himself against them with his right hand on one pillar and his left hand on the other, 30Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” Then he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people in it. So in his death he killed more than he had killed in his life.…

Cross References
Judges 16:28
Then Samson called out to the LORD: "O Lord GOD, please remember me. Strengthen me, O God, just once more, so that with one vengeful blow I may pay back the Philistines for my two eyes."

Judges 16:30
Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines." Then he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people in it. So in his death he killed more than he had killed in his life.


Treasury of Scripture

And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars on which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.

on which it was borne up.









(29) And on which it was borne up.--Rather, as it is given in the margin, and he leaned himself upon them.

Verse 29. - The two middle pillars. There may have been, say, four pillars in the front; the two middle ones standing near together, and the other two nearer the sides.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

reached out
וַיִּלְפֹּ֨ת (way·yil·pōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3943: To twist, turn, grasp with a twisting motion

for the two
שְׁנֵ֣י ׀ (šə·nê)
Number - mdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

central
הַתָּ֗וֶךְ (hat·tā·weḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

pillars
עַמּוּדֵ֣י (‘am·mū·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

supporting
נָכ֣וֹן (nā·ḵō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

the temple.
הַבַּ֙יִת֙ (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

Bracing himself
וַיִּסָּמֵ֖ךְ (way·yis·sā·mêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

against them
עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

with his right hand
בִּימִינ֖וֹ (bî·mî·nōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

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

and his left hand
בִּשְׂמֹאלֽוֹ׃ (biś·mō·lōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

on the other,
וְאֶחָ֥ד (wə·’e·ḥāḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first


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