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Judges 13

Overview

Judges 13:1, Israel is delivered into the hands of Philistines; Judges 13:2, An angel appears to Manoah’s wife; Judges 13:8, The angel appears to Manoah; Judges 13:15, Manoah’s sacrifices, whereby the angel is discovered; Judges 13:24, Samson is born.

Verse 1

did: Heb. added to commit, etc. Judges 2:11, Judges 3:7, Judges 4:1, Judges 6:1, Judges 10:6, Romans 2:6

in the sight: Jeremiah 13:23

delivered: "This seems a partial captivity."

into the: 1 Samuel 12:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:32 - the Philistines Deuteronomy 28:29 - thou shalt be Joshua 23:15 - so shall Judges 14:4 - had dominion Judges 15:11 - Philistines Judges 15:20 - General Judges 18:30 - until 1 Samuel 4:9 - as they have 1 Samuel 7:13 - subdued 1 Samuel 8:8 - General 1 Samuel 12:11 - Bedan Hebrews 11:32 - Samson

Verse 2

Zorah: Joshua 15:33, Joshua 19:41

barren: Genesis 16:1, Genesis 25:21, 1 Samuel 1:2-6, Luke 1:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 11:30 - barren Genesis 29:31 - he opened Genesis 49:16 - General Deuteronomy 33:22 - General Judges 16:31 - between Zorah Judges 18:2 - Zorah Judges 18:8 - Zorah and Eshtaol 2 Kings 4:14 - she hath no child 1 Chronicles 2:53 - the Zareathites

Verse 3

the angel: Judges 2:1, Judges 6:11, Judges 6:12, Genesis 16:7-13, Luke 1:11, Luke 1:28-38

but thou: Genesis 17:16, Genesis 18:10, 1 Samuel 1:20, 2 Kings 4:16, Luke 1:13, Luke 1:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:2 - And he Genesis 29:31 - he opened Judges 5:23 - the angel 1 Kings 13:18 - an angel Matthew 1:20 - the angel Matthew 1:21 - she Luke 1:7 - they had

Verse 4

drink not: Judges 13:14, Numbers 6:2, Numbers 6:3, Luke 1:15

eat not: Leviticus 11:27, Leviticus 11:47, Acts 10:14

Reciprocal: Amos 2:11 - Nazarites

Verse 5

no razor: Numbers 6:2, Numbers 6:3, Numbers 6:5, 1 Samuel 1:11

begin: 1 Samuel 7:13, 2 Samuel 8:1, 1 Chronicles 18:1

Reciprocal: Judges 15:20 - General Judges 16:17 - There hath Lamentations 4:7 - Nazarites Matthew 2:23 - He shall Acts 21:24 - that they

Verse 6

A man: Deuteronomy 33:1, Joshua 14:6, 1 Samuel 2:27, 1 Samuel 9:6, 1 Kings 17:18, 1 Kings 17:24, 2 Kings 4:9, 2 Kings 4:16, 1 Timothy 6:11

countenance was: Matthew 28:3, Luke 9:29, Acts 6:15

terrible: Judges 13:22, Genesis 28:16, Genesis 28:17, Exodus 3:2, Exodus 3:6, Daniel 8:17, Daniel 10:5, Daniel 10:11, Matthew 28:4, Revelation 1:17

but I asked: etc. The Vulgate renders this cause very differently, the negative Not being omitted: Quem cum interrogassim quis esset, et unde venisset, et quo nomine vocaretur, noluit mihi dicere; sed hoc respondit, etc; "Whom when I asked who he was, and whence he came, and by what name he was called, would not tell me, but this he said," etc.

The negative is also wanting in the Septuagint, as it is in the Complutensian Polyglott; &#בי חסשפןם בץפןם נןטום וףפים ךבי פן ןםןלב בץפןם ןץך בנחדדויכום לןי. "And I asked him whence he was, and his name, but he did not tell me." This is also the reading of the Codex Alexandrinus; but the Septuagint in the London Polyglott, the Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, read the negative particle with the Hebrew Text: I asked Not his name, etc.

his name: Judges 13:17, Judges 13:18, Genesis 32:29, Luke 1:19

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:13 - What is his name Song of Solomon 5:15 - his countenance John 19:9 - Whence Revelation 7:13 - whence

Verse 7

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 35:6 - Ye shall Lamentations 4:7 - Nazarites Matthew 19:14 - Suffer

Verse 8

teach us: Job 34:32, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6, Acts 9:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:9 - Take Joshua 5:13 - a man Daniel 10:16 - my Lord Matthew 1:20 - the angel Luke 1:34 - General

Verse 9

hearkened: Psalms 65:2, Matthew 7:7-11

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:2 - And he Joshua 5:13 - a man Matthew 1:20 - the angel Luke 1:11 - appeared

Verse 10

Behold: John 1:41, John 1:42, John 4:28, John 4:29

the other day: Byyom, rather, "in this day," or "to-day," for the word other is not in the original, and it is probably that the angel appeared in the morning and evening of the same day.

Verse 11

Reciprocal: Joshua 5:13 - a man

Verse 12

How shall we order the child: Heb. what shall be the manner of the child, Genesis 18:19, Proverbs 4:4, Proverbs 22:6, Ephesians 6:4

how shall we do unto him: or, what shall he do, Heb. what shall be his work

Verse 14

neither: Judges 13:4

all that I: Deuteronomy 12:32, Matthew 28:20, John 2:5, John 15:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:4

Reciprocal: Numbers 6:3 - General Jeremiah 35:6 - Ye shall

Verse 15

let us: Judges 6:18, Judges 6:19, Genesis 18:3-5

until: Manoah, not knowing the quality of his guest, wished to do this as act of hospitality.

for thee: Heb. before thee

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:5 - And I Genesis 18:7 - General Genesis 18:8 - and they Genesis 27:9 - two 1 Samuel 9:7 - what shall 1 Kings 13:7 - refresh Hebrews 13:2 - some

Verse 16

I will not: As I am a spiritual being, I subsist not by earthly food; and cannot partake of your bounty.

and if: etc. Rather, "but if thou wilt offer," etc.. unto thee, Judges 13:23, Judges 6:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 16:10 - the angel Genesis 18:7 - General Genesis 32:29 - Wherefore Jonah 1:16 - offered

Verse 17

Reciprocal: Exodus 3:13 - What is his name Judges 13:6 - his name

Verse 18

Why askest: Judges 13:6, Genesis 32:29

secret: or, wonderful, It was because his name was secret that Manoah wished to know it. But the angel does not say it was secret, but hoo pailee, "it is wonderful;" the very character given to the Messiah: "His name shall be called pailai, Wonderful," Isaiah 9:6.

Reciprocal: Judges 6:11 - an angel Proverbs 30:4 - and what Daniel 8:13 - that certain saint Revelation 19:12 - a name

Verse 19

took: Judges 6:19, Judges 6:20, 1 Kings 18:30-38

did wonderously: He acted according to His Name: He, being wonderful, performed wonders; probably causing fire to arise out of the rock and consume the sacrifice, and then ascended in the flame. Judges 6:21, 1 Kings 18:38

Reciprocal: Leviticus 9:24 - there came a fire Judges 2:5 - they sacrificed

Verse 20

when the flame: 2 Kings 2:11, Psalms 47:5, Hebrews 1:3

fell on: Genesis 17:3, Leviticus 9:24, 1 Chronicles 21:16, 1 Chronicles 21:26, Ezekiel 1:26, Ezekiel 1:28, Daniel 10:9, Matthew 17:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:17 - smoking Genesis 17:17 - fell Genesis 17:22 - General Genesis 35:13 - General Judges 6:21 - rose up 1 Kings 18:39 - they fell John 1:18 - he hath

Verse 21

knew: Judges 6:22, Hosea 12:4, Hosea 12:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:30 - I have Genesis 48:16 - Angel Exodus 24:10 - saw Daniel 10:17 - talk

Verse 22

We shall: Genesis 32:30, Exodus 33:20, Deuteronomy 4:38, Deuteronomy 5:26, Isaiah 6:5

we have: John 1:18, John 5:37

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:17 - he was Genesis 43:18 - the men Genesis 48:16 - Angel Exodus 3:6 - hid Exodus 24:10 - saw Exodus 24:11 - laid not Deuteronomy 5:24 - he liveth Joshua 5:13 - a man Judges 6:22 - because Judges 13:6 - terrible Matthew 17:6 - General Luke 1:12 - he Luke 5:8 - Depart Luke 9:34 - and they

Verse 23

his wife: Ecclesiastes 4:9, Ecclesiastes 4:10, 1 Corinthians 12:21

he would not: Genesis 4:4, Genesis 4:5, Psalms 86:17

he have showed: Psalms 25:14, Psalms 27:13, Proverbs 3:32, John 14:20, John 14:23, John 15:15

Reciprocal: Leviticus 9:24 - there came a fire Judges 6:22 - because Judges 13:16 - and if Proverbs 31:26 - openeth

Verse 24

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Samson: Hebrews 11:32

the child: 1 Samuel 3:19, Luke 1:80, Luke 2:52

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:20 - God Genesis 49:16 - General Deuteronomy 33:22 - General 1 Samuel 2:21 - grew Luke 1:66 - And the Luke 2:40 - the child

Verse 25

the Spirit: Judges 3:10, Judges 6:34, Judges 11:29, 1 Samuel 11:6, Matthew 4:1, John 3:34

the camp of Dan: Heb. Mahaneh-dan, as Judges 18:12

between: Judges 18:11, Joshua 15:33

Reciprocal: Genesis 21:20 - God Genesis 49:16 - General Deuteronomy 33:22 - General Joshua 19:41 - Zorah Judges 14:6 - the Spirit Judges 14:19 - the Spirit Judges 16:31 - between Zorah Judges 18:2 - Zorah 1 Samuel 16:13 - the Spirit 1 Chronicles 2:53 - the Zareathites 1 Chronicles 4:2 - Zorathites 1 Chronicles 12:18 - the spirit Nehemiah 11:29 - Zareah Psalms 51:11 - take Ezekiel 2:2 - General Luke 1:66 - And the Luke 1:80 - the child

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Judges 13". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/judges-13.html.