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Judges 16:4

    Judges 16:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now after this, he was in love with a woman in the valley of Sorek, named Delilah.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    World English Bible

    It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 16:4

    He loved a woman in the valley of Sorek - Some think Samson took this woman for his wife; others, that he had her as a concubine. It appears she was a Philistine; and however strong his love was for her, she seems to have had none for him. He always matched improperly, and he was cursed in all his matches. Where the valley or brook of Sorek was, is not easy to be ascertained. Eusebius and Jerome say it lay southward of Eleutheropolis; but where was Eleutheropolis? Ancient writers take all their measurements from this city; but as it is nowhere mentioned in the Scriptures, it is impossible to fix its situation for we know not its ancient name.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 16:4

    A village to the north of Eleutheropolis, called Caphar-Sotek, was still existing in the time of Eusebius, near Zorah.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 16:4

    16:4 Loved - Probably as an harlot: because the dreadful punishment now inflicted upon Samson for this sin, whom God spared for the first offence, is an intimation, that this sin was not inferior to the former.