Judges 16:4
New International Version
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.

New Living Translation
Some time later Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the valley of Sorek.

English Standard Version
After this he loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Berean Study Bible
Some time later, Samson fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

New American Standard Bible
After this it came about that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

King James Bible
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Christian Standard Bible
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley.

Contemporary English Version
Some time later, Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in Sorek Valley.

Good News Translation
After this, Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in Sorek Valley.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley.

International Standard Version
After this incident, he loved a woman in Sorek Valley whose name was Delilah.

NET Bible
After this Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley.

New Heart English Bible
It came to pass afterward, that he fell in love with a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After [leaving Gaza], he fell in love with a woman in the Sorek Valley. Her name was Delilah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

New American Standard 1977
After this it came about that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass afterward that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

American King James Version
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass after this that he loved a woman in Alsorech, and her name was Dalida.

Douay-Rheims Bible
After this he loved a woman, who dwelt in the valley of Sorec, and she was called Dalila.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass afterwards that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

World English Bible
It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass afterwards that he loveth a woman in the valley of Sorek, and her name is Delilah,
Study Bible
Samson and Delilah
4Some time later, Samson fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. 5The lords of the Philistines went to her and said, “Entice him and find out the source of his great strength and how we can overpower him to tie him up and subdue him. Then each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.”…
Cross References
Judges 16:3
But Samson lay there only until midnight. Then he got up and took hold of the doors of the city gate, along with the two gateposts, and pulled them out, bar and all. Then he put them on his shoulders and took them to the top of the mountain overlooking Hebron.

Judges 16:5
The lords of the Philistines went to her and said, "Entice him and find out the source of his great strength and how we can overpower him to tie him up and subdue him. Then each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver."

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

he loved

1 Kings 11:1
But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

Nehemiah 13:26
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.

Proverbs 22:14
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

in the valley or by the brook







Lexicon
Some time later,
אַחֲרֵי־ (’a·ḥă·rê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

[Samson] fell in love with
וַיֶּאֱהַ֥ב (way·ye·’ĕ·haḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

a woman
אִשָּׁ֖ה (’iš·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

in the Valley
בְּנַ֣חַל (bə·na·ḥal)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5158: A stream, a winter torrent, a, valley, a shaft

of Sorek,
שֹׂרֵ֑ק (śō·rêq)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7796: choice vines', a valley where Delilah lived

whose name
וּשְׁמָ֖הּ (ū·šə·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

was Delilah.
דְּלִילָֽה׃ (də·lî·lāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1807: Delilah -- Philistine mistress of Samson
(4) He loved a woman.--Delilah was not, as Milton represents, his wife. Josephus (Antt. v. 8, ? 11) says that she was one who played the harlot among the Philistines, and the fathers all speak of her in similar terms. Nor is it at all clear--as is generally assumed--that she was a Philistine.

In the valley of Sorek.--The English Version here follows the Vulgate, but the word for valley is nachal, and the words may mean (as the LXX. take them) "on the brook of Sorek." Sorek was not in the Philistine district, but was near Samson's native town of Zorah (Judges 13:2). It seems to have derived its name from the "choice vines" that grew there (Genesis 49:11; Isaiah 5:2; Jeremiah 2:21, Hebr.).

Delilah.--The "tender" or "delicate." Ewald thinks it means "the traitress," referring to Journ. Asiat., 2:389. The Rabbis refer it to the root daldal, "to debilitate."

Verse 4. - Sorek. See Judges 14:5, note. The name has not yet been discovered as applied to any existing spot; but Eusebius in the 'Onomasticon' speaks of a village Caphar-sorek as still existing near Zorah. The term valley (nachal) describes a wady, i.e. a narrow valley with a stream. 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.
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