Judges 14:1-2 CSB – Samson went down to Timnah and saw a young Philistine woman there. He went back and told his father and his mother, “I have seen a young Philistine woman in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife.”

Proverbs 11:2 CSB – When arrogance comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.


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Judges 15:1 CSB – Later on…Samson took a young goat as a gift and visited his wife. “I want to go to my wife in her room,” he said. But her father would not let him enter.

Judges 15:7-8 CSB – Then Samson told them, “Because you did this, I swear that I won’t rest until I have taken vengeance on you.” He tore them limb from limb and then went down and stayed in the cave at the rock of Etam.

James 4:6 NIV – But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”

Romans 8:28 NIV – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Judges 14:4 CSB – Now his father and mother did not know this was from the Lord, who wanted the Philistines to provide an opportunity for a confrontation.[a] At that time, the Philistines were ruling Israel.

Proverbs 18:1 CSB – One who isolates himself pursues selfish desires; he rebels against all sound wisdom.

1 Peter 5:8 CSB – Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

1 Peter 5:5b-6 CSB – “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the proper time.”

Judges 15:14-15 CSBWhen he came to Lehi, the Philistines came to meet him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully on him, and the ropes that were on his arms and wrists became like burnt flax and fell off. 15 He found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached out his hand, took it, and killed a thousand men with it.

Judges 16:1 CSB – Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute and went to bed with her.

Judges 16:3b CSB – “Then he got up, took hold of the doors of the city gate along with the two gateposts, and pulled them out, bar and all. He put them on his shoulders and took them to the top of the mountain overlooking Hebron.”

Proverbs 16:8 CSBBetter a little with righteousness
than great income with injustice.

Judges 16:4 CSB – Some time later, he fell in love with a woman named Delilah

Judges 16:5 CSB – The Philistine leaders went to her and said, “Persuade him to tell you where his great strength comes from, so we can overpower him, tie him up, and make him helpless. Each of us will then give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”

Judges 16:25 CSB – When they were in good spirits, they said, “Bring Samson here to entertain us.” So they brought Samson from prison, and he entertained them. They had him stand between the pillars.

Judges 16:28 CSB – He called out to the Lord, “Lord God, please remember me. Strengthen me, God, just once more. With one act of vengeance, let me pay back the Philistines for my two eyes.”   

Hebrews 11:32-34a CSB – And what more can I say? Time is too short for me to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets,33 who by faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the raging of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, and gained strength in weakness.