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Judges 16:11

    Judges 16:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to her, If they bind me fast with new ropes that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto her, If they only bind me with new ropes wherewith no work hath been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to her, If they only put round me new thick cords which have never been used, then I will become feeble and will be like any other man.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto her, If they only bind me with new ropes wherewith no work hath been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.

    World English Bible

    He said to her, "If they only bind me with new ropes with which no work has been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto her, If they only bind me with new ropes wherewith no work hath been done, then shall I become weak, and be as another man.

    Definitions for Judges 16:11

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 16:11

    If they bind me fast with new ropes - Samson wishes to keep up the opinion which the Philistines held; viz., that his mighty strength was the effect of some charm; and therefore he says, Seven green withs which had not been dried; new ropes that were never occupied; weave the seven locks of my hair with the web, etc.; the green withs, the new ropes, and the number seven, are such matters as would naturally be expected in a charm or spell.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 16:11

    Occupied - The margin, "wherewith work hath not been done," is better.