Judges 16:8
New International Version
Then the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him with them.

New Living Translation
So the Philistine rulers brought Delilah seven new bowstrings, and she tied Samson up with them.

English Standard Version
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Berean Study Bible
So the lords of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him up with them.

King James Bible
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

New King James Version
So the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh bowstrings, not yet dried, and she bound him with them.

New American Standard Bible
Then the governors of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh animal tendons that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

NASB 1995
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

NASB 1977
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Amplified Bible
Then the Philistine lords brought her seven fresh cords that had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Christian Standard Bible
The Philistine leaders brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him up with them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Philistine leaders brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him up with them.

American Standard Version
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withes which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Tyrants of the Philistines brought up to her seven green bow strings that had not been dried, and she tied him up with them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the princess of the Philistines brought to her seven moist cords that had not been spoiled, and she bound him with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the princes of the Philistines brought unto her seven cords, such is he spoke of, with which she bound him;

English Revised Version
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green withes which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Good News Translation
So the Philistine kings brought Delilah seven new bowstrings that were not dried out, and she tied Samson up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Philistine rulers brought her seven new bowstrings that were not dried out. She tied Samson up with them.

International Standard Version
Then the Philistine leaders brought her seven green cords that had never been dried, and she tied him up with them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven fresh bowstrings which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Literal Standard Version
And the princes of the Philistines bring up to her seven green cords which have not been dried, and she binds him with them.

NET Bible
So the rulers of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings which had not been dried and they tied him up with them.

New Heart English Bible
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green cords which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

World English Bible
Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green cords which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

Young's Literal Translation
And the princes of the Philistines bring up to her seven green withs which have not been dried, and she bindeth him with them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samson and Delilah
7Samson told her, “If they tie me up with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I will become as weak as any other man.” 8So the lords of the Philistines brought her seven fresh bowstrings that had not been dried, and she tied him up with them. 9While the men were hidden in her room, she called out, “Samson, the Philistines are here!” But he snapped the bowstrings like a strand of yarn seared by a flame. So the source of his strength remained unknown.…

Cross References
Judges 16:7
Samson told her, "If they tie me up with seven fresh bowstrings that have not been dried, I will become as weak as any other man."

Judges 16:9
While the men were hidden in her room, she called out, "Samson, the Philistines are here!" But he snapped the bowstrings like a strand of yarn seared by a flame. So the source of his strength remained unknown.


Treasury of Scripture

Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her seven green thongs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.

bound him

Ecclesiastes 7:26
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So the lords
סַרְנֵ֣י (sar·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5633: An axle, a peer

of the Philistines
פְלִשְׁתִּ֗ים (p̄ə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

brought
וַיַּעֲלוּ־ (way·ya·‘ă·lū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

her
לָ֞הּ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

seven
שִׁבְעָ֛ה (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

fresh
לַחִ֖ים (la·ḥîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 3892: Fresh, unused, undried

bowstrings
יְתָרִ֥ים (yə·ṯā·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3499: An overhanging, an excess, superiority, remainder, a small rope

that
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

had not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

been dried,
חֹרָ֑בוּ (ḥō·rā·ḇū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2717: To parch, to desolate, destroy, kill

and she bound him
וַתַּאַסְרֵ֖הוּ (wat·ta·’as·rê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 631: To yoke, hitch, to fasten, to join battle

with them.
בָּהֶֽם׃ (bā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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