Samson Bible Story
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Samson Bible Story
For many years there wasn't a leader for the children of Israel and a
lot of them didn't obey God's commandments when nobody reminded them.
Now Philistine was a city in the Promised Land, with strong armies,
but they didn't believe in God. So, when the Hebrews continued to
disobey the laws of God, He made them slaves to the Philistines for
One day an Angel told an old Israelite woman who didn't have any
children, that she would have a son who will be very strong and save
Israel from the Philistines. The child was born, and his name was
Samson, and he grew up, and the spirit of the Lord was with him. One
day a lion tried to attack Samson, and he killed the lion with his
bare hands. Some time later, he saw the dead body of the lion and it
had a bee hive full of honey in it!
Samson married a Philistine girl, and they had a big party for seven
days. Samson was talking to thirty Philistine people at the wedding
and said, I have a riddle for you. If you can figure it out before
the party is over, I will give each of you new clothes, and if you
can't, you will each give me new clothes.
The people said, Tell us your riddle. So, Samson said, Out of the
eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.
After three days, they couldn't figure out the riddle and they told
Samson's wife that if she didn't find out the answer to the riddle by
the seventh day, that they would burn her and her family and their
house with fire! Samson's wife pouted and said to him, If you don't
tell me the answer to your riddle, that means you don't love me.
Samson didn't even tell his Mom or his Dad, so he surely wouldn't
tell her. She cried for the rest of the seven days and finally Samson
told her the answer to the riddle. She told the Philistine people the
answer, and they told Samson that they figured out the answer to the
riddle. Out of the eater (the lion) came forth meat (honey), and out
of the strong (the lion) came forth sweetness (honey). What is
sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? Samson said to
them, you would never know the answer if you didn't scare my wife.
Samson was mad at all of them. He went back to his Mom and Dad and
after a while, he went back to see his wife, but her father thought
that Samson hated her for telling the riddle, so her dad gave her to
someone else to marry. Now Samson was very mad! He caught 300 foxes
and tied them together, tail to tail, then set their tails on fire!
Then the foxes ran through the Philistines cornfields and vineyards
and olive trees and caught them all on fire!
The Israelite people were upset because Samson was Hebrew and they
thought the Philistines would be mean to all the Hebrew slaves,
because of what Samson did. So, the Hebrews tied Samson up and were
taking him to be punished by the Philistines when Spirit of the Lord
came to him and gave him the strength to break the ropes. Then he
took a jawbone of a donkey and killed 1000 men with it! After that,
Samson was very thirsty and tired but there was no water around. He
asked God for water and it started flowing out the jawbone that
Samson had just used, and he drank until he got his strength back.
God does some cool stuff, doesn't He?
Samson loved a woman named Delilah. The Philistines were always
trying to destroy Samson, but they were afraid of his strength. One
day, the leaders of the Philistines told Delilah that if she could
find out how he gets his strength, they would give her a lot of
money. Samson tricked her and told her that if he was tied with seven
fresh ropes, then he would lose his strength. So the Philistines
brought Delilah seven fresh ropes and she tied Samson up with them,
but Samson easily broke the ropes.
Delilah tried again and again to find out where Samson got his
strength. Finally she said, If you don't tell me, that means you
don't love me. Samson fell for the same trick again. Samson was so
tired of her asking that he finally told her that God gave him his
strength in his hair and that if his hair was cut, he would become as
weak as a normal man. Delilah knew that he was telling the truth from
his heart and she told the Philistines. They brought her money and
then she cut Samson's hair while he was asleep. What a dirty trick!
Once his hair was cut, Delilah woke him saying, The Philistines are
here, Samson! They took him in chains, poked out his eyes, and put
him in prison.
But that's not the end of this story. Samson's hair began to grow
back! The Philistines had a big party because they were so happy that
they had taken Samson's strength and they put him in prison. All the
important Philistines were there at the party. There were about 3000
people in the building. During the party, they brought Samson in to
make fun of him. Samson asked if he could stand by the pillars to
lean on them. Samson prayed, Lord please remember me and give me
strength just one more time so that I can punish the Philistines for
taking my eyes, and let me die with the Philistines. He pushed on the
two middle pillars that held the building together with all of his
might, and the roof fell in and killed Samson and all the Philistine
people that were there.
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