Samson - now blind
The Strongest man in the Bible.
Samson in Hebrew means: Distinguished, strong. He was from the tribe-Dan. He was the strongest man in the Bible and was Israel's 15th Judge. Samson judged Israel for 20 years, 1069BC-1049BC.
He had a lady friend called Delilah whose name means: languishing-trouble.
Removed South west gates of Gaza, and pushed out the pillars of house of Dgaon killing those there and himself.
Death of Samson
21 Then the Philistines seized him, gouged out his eyes and took him down to Gaza. Binding him with bronze shackles, they set him to grinding in the prison. 22 But the hair on his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.
The Death of Samson
23 Now the rulers of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate, saying, "Our god has delivered Samson, our enemy, into our hands."
24 When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying,
"Our god has delivered our enemy
into our hands,
the one who laid waste our land
and multiplied our slain."
25 While they were in high spirits, they shouted, "Bring out Samson to entertain us." So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them.
When they stood him among the pillars, 26 Samson said to the servant who held his hand, "Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them." 27Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. 28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, "O Sovereign LORD, remember me. O God, please strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes." 29 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, 30Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.
31 Then his brothers and his father's whole family went down to get him. They brought him back and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of Manoah his father. He had led Israel twenty years.
Samson kept breaking God's promises so he kept on paying the price.
Samson had a life of contrasts: Separated as a Nazarite - yet tampering with evil associations, spiritual at times, yet under the power of carnal appetites, childish in his plans, yet courageous in battle, mighty in physical strength yet weak in resisting temptation had a sad end.
He loves, she nags, deceives, lies
Hair cut, strength expires