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Judges Book 13

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one The sons of Israel continued to do evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years.
2 At that time there was a man from Zorah, from the tribe of Dan, by the name of Manoah; his wife was barren and did not give birth.
3 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to his wife and said to her: Behold, you are barren and do not give birth; but you conceive and bear a son;
4 so beware, do not drink wine and strong drink, and do not eat anything unclean;
5 for behold, you will conceive and bear a son, and the razor will not touch his head, because from the womb this baby will be Nazarene of God, and he will begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.
6 The wife came and said to her husband: a man of God came to me, whose appearance, like the appearance of the Angel of God, is very respectable; I did not ask him where he was from, and he did not tell me his name;
7 he said to me: `` behold, you will conceive and bear a son; so don’t drink wine and strong drink and eat nothing unclean, for the infant from the womb to his death will be the Nazarene of God. ”

eight Manoah prayed to the Lord and said: Lord! let the man of God come again to us, whom You sent, and teach us what to do with having a baby born.
nine And God heard the voice of Manoah, and the Angel of God came to his wife again when she was in the field, and Manoah her husband was not with her.
ten The wife immediately ran and informed her husband and said to him: behold, a man appeared to me, who came to me then.
eleven Manoah got up and went with his wife, and came to that man and said to him: Are you the man who spoke to this woman? [Angel] said: me.
12 And Manoah said: So, if your word is fulfilled, what shall we do with this baby and what to do with it?
thirteen The angel of the Lord said to Manoah: may he beware of all that I have told my wife;
fourteen let him not eat anything that the vine produces; let him not drink wine and strong drink and eat nothing unclean and keep everything that I ordered her.

fifteen And Manoah said to the Angel of the Lord: Let me hold you while we make a kid for you.
sixteen The angel of the Lord said to Mano: even though you have restrained me, I will not eat your bread; if you want to make a burnt offering to the Lord, then exalt him. Manoah did not know that it was an angel of the Lord.
17 And Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, What is your name? so that we can glorify you when your word is fulfilled.
18 The angel of the Lord said to him: What are you asking about my name? it is wonderful.
19 And Manoah took the kid and the bread offering and offered it to the Lord in stone. And He did the miracle that Mana and his wife saw.
twenty When the flame began to rise from the altar to heaven, the angel of the Lord rose in the flame of the altar. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell face down on the ground.
21 And the angel of the Lord became invisible to Manoah and his wife. Then Manoah knew that it was an angel of the Lord.
22 And Manoah said unto his wife, Verily we shall die, for we have seen God.
23 His wife told him: if the Lord wanted to put us to death, he would not have taken burnt offerings and offerings from our hands, and would not have shown us all that, and now he would not have revealed it to us.

24 And the wife gave birth to a son, and she called his name: Samson. And the baby grew, and the Lord blessed him.
25 And the Spirit of the Lord began to work in him in the camp of Dan, between Zorah and Estola.

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