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– IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT THE OLD TESTAMENT IS THE NEW CONCEALED, AND THAT THE NEW IS THE OLD REVEALED. [MUSIC] ♪ LIPS SWEET AS HONEY, SMOOTHER THAN OIL… ♪ BITTEREST POISON LIKE A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD… ♪ DANGEROUS FEET LEADING STRAIGHT TO THE GRAVE… ♪ STARING DOWN THE CROOKED PATH OF PAIN… ♪ WILL YOU GO ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ HEED MY VOICE ♪ TO NEVER STRAY ♪ IF YOU CHOOSE TO WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR… ♪ YOU WON’T HAVE YOUR HONOR ANYMORE… ♪ IN THE POWER OF THE LORD ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ NOT BY MIGHT, NOT BY POWER… ♪ BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYETH THE LORD… ♪ STAY AWAY [DOORBELL] – UNCLE JEFFREY! – HELLO, HOW ARE YOU? – GOOD – UNCLE JEFFREY, IT’S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AUNT DELANE – I SEE YOU DID THE SLUMBER PARTY AFTER ALL – YES, WE DID, BUT IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR THE CHILDREN TO PUT THEIR P. J.’S ON – NO, NO, NO! READ ME A STORY! – HOW WAS YOUR FLIGHT? – IT WAS LONG – SORRY, GUYS – I DON’T MIND, REALLY, IT’S ALL RIGHT I’LL READ THEM A STORY – REALLY? – YAY! – ARE YOU SURE? – YES – WAIT, CAN YOU MAKE IT SOMETHING EDIFYING? – YES, COME ON, COME ON, THAT’S FINE, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT – STORY TIME, GUYS. COME IN COME ON, THIS WAY – ALL RIGHT, WELL, WHY DON’T YOU ALL SIT DOWN ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT, EH? COME ON, COME ON NOW – SOMETHING EDIFYING – YOU PROMISED – RIGHT-O, NO WORRIES ALL RIGHT, LET’S SEE AH, I KNOW, I KNOW HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR THE STORY OF THE STRONGEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED? – [ALL] YES – ALL RIGHT IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO, SO CLOSE YOUR EYES, CLOSE YOUR EYES AND NOW, JOURNEY BACK JOURNEY BACK TOWARDS A LAND BEFORE CARS, BEFORE TRAINS, THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO IN THE FAR AWAY PLACE OF ISRAEL IT WAS DURING A TIME WHEN ISRAEL HAD OFFENDED THE LORD, BUT HE ALLOWED THEM TO BE DELIVERED INTO THE POWER OF THE PHILISTINES THERE WAS A MAN FROM THE TRIBE OF THE DANITES NAMED MANOAH WHO WAS ADVANCED IN YEARS AS WAS HIS WIFE. – THOUGH YOU ARE BARREN AND HAVE NO CHILDREN, YOU WILL CONCEIVE AND BEAR A SON BE CAREFUL TO TAKE NO WINE OR STRONG DRINK AND TO EAT NOTHING UNCLEAN AS FOR THE CHILD THAT YOU WILL BEAR, NO RAZOR SHALL TOUCH HIS HEAD FOR THIS BOY WILL BE GOD’S NAZARITE FROM THE WOMB IT IS WITH HIM THAT ISRAEL’S DELIVERANCE FROM THE PHILISTINES WILL BEGIN – MANOAH, MANOAH! A MAN OF GOD JUST CAME TO ME, AN ANGEL! I DIDN’T ASK HIM WHERE HE CAME FROM OR WHAT HIS NAME WAS, BUT I’M SURE IT WAS AN ANGEL [BREATHING HARD]

– WHAT DID HE SAY? – HE SAID I WAS GOING TO BE WITH CHILD HE SAID OUR SON WAS A NAZARITE OF GOD! [SPEAKING HEBREW] OH, LORD I BESEECH YOU THE MAN OF GOD YOU SENT TO HAVE HIM RETURN TO US, TO TEACH US ALL THAT WE NEED TO KNOW FOR THE BOY WHO’S ABOUT TO BE BORN – MANOAH, MANOAH! THE MAN WHO APPEARED TO ME THE OTHER DAY, HE’S COME AGAIN! – ARE YOU THE ONE WHO SPOKE TO MY WIFE? – YES, IT WAS I – NOW, WHEN THAT WHICH YOU SAY WILL COME TRUE, WHAT ARE WE EXPECTED TO DO WITH THE BOY? – YOUR WIFE IS TO ABSTAIN FROM ALL OF THE THINGS OF WHICH I SPOKE TO HER LET HER OBSERVE ALL THAT I HAVE COMMANDED OF HER – MAY WE PERSUADE YOU TO STAY WHILE WE PREPARE A GOAT FOR YOU? – ALTHOUGH YOU MAY PRESS ME, I WILL NOT PARTAKE OF YOUR FOOD BUT IF YOU WILL, YOU MAY MAKE A BURNT OFFERING TO THE LORD – TELL ME, WHAT IS YOUR NAME SO THAT WE MAY HONOR YOU WHEN THAT WHICH YOU SAY WILL COME TO PASS? – WHY DO YOU ASK FOR MY MYSTERIOUS NAME SEEING IT IS FULL OF WONDER? – AND SO JUST AS THE ANGEL HAD SAID, THE WOMAN BORE A SON. THEY NAMED HIM SAMSON, AND HE WAS BLESSED WITH THE GIFT OF TERRIBLE STRENGTH. AND WHILE THEY ENJOYED AND CHERISHED HIS YOUTH, IT WAS NOT LONG BEFORE THE BOY GREW UP AND BECAME A MAN. – I WAS SO EXCITED TO GO TO TIMNAH THAT I ALMOST FORGOT MY WATER – IT WOULD BE A LONG WAY TO TIMNAH WITHOUT YOUR WATER, SAMSON HERE, LET ME FILL YOUR SKIN – NO, NO MAN WILL DO FOR ME SO LONG I WAS STRENGTH TO DO FOR MYSELF – YOU’D BEST BE GOING IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOOD TIME – I INTEND TO FAREWELL, MOTHER – DON’T FORGET YOUR WALKING STICK – HE’S NO LONGER A LITTLE BOY, YOU KNOW? – I KNOW, BUT HE’S STILL ALWAYS GONNA BE MY LITTLE BOY – HE’S CONSECRATED TO THE LORD, AND GOD WILL USE HIM HIS OWN WAY FOR HIS OWN PURPOSE SAMSON, REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE! YOU ARE OUR SALVATION, SENT BY GOD, TO DELIVER US FROM THE OPPRESSION OF THESE CURSED PHILISTINES! – SO SAMSON DEPARTED FOR TIMNAH WITH THE WORDS OF HIS FATHER ECHOING IN THE DISTANCE. LITTLE DID HIS PARENTS KNOW THAT THEIR YOUNG SAMSON’S HEART WAS ABOUT TO BE CAPTURED BY A YOUNG PHILISTINE MAIDEN. – DID THEY GET MARRIED? – EVENTUALLY, YES, BUT FIRST AND FOR MOST ON SAMSON’S WAS TO TELL HIS PARENTS, WHICH WAS NO SMALL TASK BECAUSE REMEMBER, THE PHILISTINES AND THE ISRAELITES DID NOT GET ALONG WELL AT ALL SO THEY WERE IN FOR QUITE A SHOCK – MANOAH, SAMSON’S BACK

– HELLO, MOTHER, FATHER, I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU – WHAT IS IT, MY SON? – NO, NO, WAIT, WAIT, NOT SO FAST STAY AND EAT FIRST – SAMSON’S MOTHER WAS EAGER TO HEAR THE NEWS FROM HER SON. HOWEVER, BOTH HER SON FROM HIS JOURNEY AND HIS HUSBAND FROM WORKING OUTDOORS HAD DEVELOPED QUITE THE APPETITE. SHE WOULD HAVE TO BE PATIENT. – SO? SO? [DRINKING LOUDLY] SO WHAT WAS IT YOU WERE TRYING TO TELL US? – THERE’S A PHILISTINE WOMAN THAT I MET IN TIMNAH I WANT YOU TO GET HER AS A WIFE FOR ME – CAN YOU NOT FIND A WIFE AMONGST OUR PEOPLE? – THAT YOU WOULD COME TO WANT A WIFE FROM THE UNCIRCUMCISED PHILISTINES? OH! – GET HER FOR ME, FATHER SHE PLEASES ME – THOUGH SAMSON’S PARENTS WERE RELUCTANT TO GO ALONG WITH SAMSON’S DECISION, THEY OBLIGED HIM, AND IT WAS NOT LONG BEFORE THE WHOLE FAMILY GOT UNDER WAY FOR TIMNAH. NEITHER SAMSON NOR HIS PARENTS THAT ALL OF THIS HAD BEEN BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE LORD IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN OCCASION AGAINST THE PHILISTINES. – AT LAST, WE’VE REACHED THE GROVES OF TIMNAH – THANK HEAVENS, I’M STARVING – UPON REACHING THE GROVES, SAMSON’S HEART GREW RESTLESS AS THOUGH IT COULD SENSE SOMETHING IN THE AIR, THOUGH HE DID NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT. – SAMSON, AREN’T YOU HUNGRY? – NO, I’D RATHER FIND A NICE QUIET PLACE TO SLEEP FOR A WHILE BEFORE THE FINAL LEG OF OUR TRIP – ALL RIGHT, SAMSON, BUT YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING – AND SO SAMSON DEPARTED INTO THE BRUSH. LITTLE DID HE KNOW THAT HE WAS NOT ALONE. [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] [LION GROWLING QUIETLY] [LION ROARING] [LION ROARING] [SOUNDS OF FIGHTING] – WAIT, DID SAMSON KILL THE LION WITH HIS BARE HANDS? – THAT’S RIGHT, BUT REMEMBER, IT WAS THE POWER OF THE LORD THAT WAS UPON HIM – COOL – YOU WANT TO HEAR MORE? – [ALL] YES, YES! – AFTER HAVING SLAIN THE LION, SAMSON STOOD THERE PARALYZED FOR A MOMENT IN AMAZEMENT AS THE TRUE NATURE

OF HIS STRENGTH HAD JUST BECOME MANIFEST TO HIM IN STARTLING FASHION. IT DID NOT, HOWEVER, TAKE LONG FOR HIM TO REGAIN HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. – BACK SO SOON, SAMSON? – I DECIDED THAT NOW IS NOT THE BEST TIME TO HAVE A CAT NAP – SAMSON WOULD HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT HAD HAPPENED LATER FOR THEY HAD ALMOST ARRIVED AT THEIR DESTINATION, AND HIS PARENTS WERE TO MEET WITH THE GIRL’S PARENTS ALONE IN WHAT WOULD BE AN AWKWARD MEETING BETWEEN SEMITE AND ANTI-SEMITE, THE SEEDS OF MISTRUST HAD BEEN SO DEEPLY SEWN BETWEEN THE TWO. HOWEVER, DIPLOMACY WAS THE WORD OF THE DAY, AND THOUGH AWKWARD AND GAUCHE, THE MEETING CONTINUED. THEY EXCHANGED GIFTS AND PLEASANTRIES BEFORE GETTING TO THE VERY HEART OF THE MATTER. THE MEETING DID NOT LAST LONG AT ALL FOR SAMSON’S PARENTS WERE EAGER TO SEE EXACTLY WHO SAMSON WOULD CHOOSE AS HIS GROOMSMAN. – LEVI? – SAMSON, MY OLD FRIEND, I HEARD YOU WERE GOING TO BE WED – NEWS TRAVELS FAST AMONG THE DANITES – SO YOU ARE THROWING A WEDDING BANQUET, THEN? – YES, AND I WISH YOU TO ATTEND AS MY GROOMSMAN, I WOULD BE HONORED – IT IS I WHO AM HONORED I HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU THIS EVENING, MY FAMILY’S MEZUZAH – LEVI, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY – DON’T SAY ANYTHING TAKE IT, AND BE BLESSED – THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I’LL SEE YOU IN TIMNAH – GOD BE WITH YOU, SAMSON – YOU TOO, MY FRIEND – MARRYING A PHILISTINE, YOU WILL NEED HIM – SAMSON AND THE PHILISTINE GIRL MARRIED AND… – WAS IT A BIG WEDDING? – UM I –I –I DON’T KNOW, I SUPPOSE SO – WERE THERE FLOWERS? – I I SUPPOSE THERE WERE FLOWERS – I LOVE FLOWERS – ME, TOO – NOW, LET’S SEE WHERE WE WERE AH YES, SAMSON WAS ON HIS WAY TO HIS BANQUET. BEES MADE A HIVE IN THE CARCASS OF THE LION THAT SAMSON HAD SLAIN. UNDAUNTED, HE APPROACHED. AND AFTER HAVING TASTED THE HONEY, HE HAD AN IDEA. [RAUCOUS LAUGHTER] – MY PHILISTINE FRIENDS, THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TO CELEBRATE MY WEDDING – WHAT AN OAF – WELL, NOW, LET THE OAF PROPOSE A RIDDLE TO YOU IF WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THIS FEAST, YOU CAN SOLVE IT FOR ME SUCCESSFULLY, I WILL GIVE YOU 35 LINEN TUNICS – [ALL] YES! – WELL, THEN, PROPOSE YOUR RIDDLE! – BUT, BUT IF YOU CANNOT SOLVE IT FOR ME, YOU MUST GIVE ME 35 LINENS AND 35 SETS OF GARMENTS [ALL GRUMBLING] – PROPOSE YOUR RIDDLE LET’S HEAR IT – OUT OF THE EATER CAME FORTH FOOD OUT OF THE STRONG CAME FORTH SWEETNESS – MOST INTERESTING, THIS THING [ALL PONDERING] – NO ONE CAN ANSWER? NO MATTER, THIS IS A PARTY LET US BE MERRY! [ALL TOASTING] – THOUGH DISTURBED THAT THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO ANSWER THE RIDDLE, IT WAS NOT TOO LONG BEFORE THE PHILISTINES WERE BACK TO ENJOYING THEIR REVELRY. HOWEVER, PLAGUING THEM IN THE BACK OF THEIR MIND WAS ALWAYS THE RIDDLE. – YOU HAVE SEVEN DAYS

– WHAT ARE WE TO DO? SAMSON THE DANITE HAS PROPOSED A RIDDLE TO US THAT WE CANNOT ANSWER HOW CAN WE NOT ANSWER IT? IT WILL BE AN INSULT TO OUR TRIBE, AND WE’RE THE DOMINANT TRIBE IT WILL MAKE US LOOK FOOLISH IN THEIR EYES – I KNOW SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP US – THERE SHE IS – SAMSON’S WIFE, ARE YOU MAD? – WATCH AND LEARN, BROTHER – I’VE BEEN NOTICING YOU, DO YOU KNOW WHAT I AM? – YES, ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF MY HUSBAND’S WEDDING PARTY – RIGHT, YOUR HUSBAND PROPOSED A RIDDLE, AND I BELIEVE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO IT, AND I THINK YOU CAN HELP US – SO YOU HAVEN’T GUESSED THE ANSWER YET? – NO. WHAT IF I OFFER YOU 35 PIECES OF SILVER, THEN? – I HAVE TEN TIMES THAT AMOUNT IN MY WEDDING DOWRY – THEN TAKE THE WHOLE THING – NO! – LISTEN, DID YOU INVITE US TO THE WEDDING TO REDUCE US TO ABJECT POVERTY? WE’RE THE SAME FOLKS, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE THREE DAYS TO GIVE US THE ANSWER OR WE’RE GOING TO BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN AND YOUR FAMILY, UNDERSTAND?! – AND SO THAT WAS SAMSON’S WIFE TO MADE TO BETRAY HER BELOVED HUSBAND ALBEIT AGAINST HER WILL. [CRYING] WOMAN, WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH YOU? ALL DAY YOU’VE BEEN LIKE THIS – YOU MUST HATE ME YOU HAVE POSED A QUESTION TO MY COUNTRY MEN AND NOT TOLD ME THE ANSWER [LAUGHING] – I HAVE NOT EVEN TOLD MY FATHER THE ANSWER TO THIS RIDDLE WHAT MAKES YOU THINK I’D TELL YOU? [CRYING] – AND THE WHINING CONTINUED. [CRYING] – ENOUGH! THREE DAYS OF CONSTANT WHINING IS ALL I CAN STAND WHAT IS SWEETER THAN HONEY? WHAT IS STRONGER THAN A LION? – YOU DO LOVE ME [ROOSTER CROWING] – SAMSON, SAMSON, WHAT IS SWEETER THAN HONEY AND WHAT IS STRONGER THAN THE LION? – CONSPIRER? IF YOU HAD NOT PLOWED WITH MY HEIFER, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE SOLVED MY RIDDLE! AH! – ALL ARGUMENTS ASIDE, YOU STILL OWE US 35 LINENS AND 35 TUNICS – THIRTY FINE LINENS, YOU STILL OWE US. THIRTY FINE LINENS.

THIRTY FINE LINENS. THIRTY FINE LINENS. THIRTY– THIRTY– THIRTY! – THEY WANT THIRTY FINE LINENS FROM ME, EH? [LAUGHTER] – HOW DID HE TAKE IT? – NOT WELL – WELL, WHAT CAN HE DO? – WHAT CAN HE DO? – HE WILL BE A DISGRACE IF HE DOES NOT GIVE US THE TUNICS – GOOD! [MEN LAUGHING] – IT’S SAMSON! – IT’S SAMSON – WELL GET HIM! [CRYING OUT] [MOANING IN PAIN] [DISHES CRASHING] [SCREAMING] – WAIT, DID SAMSON TAKE ON THAT WHOLE ROOM OF PEOPLE BY HIMSELF? – YES, BUT THIS WAS JUST TO BE A WARM-UP FOR HIM AS WE SHALL SEE LATER FOR YOU SEE, SAMSON WOULD FACE AN EVEN GREATER CHALLENGE IN THE FUTURE WHICH WOULD PIT HIM AGAINST A WHOLE ARMY BUT I’M GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF AFTER THE ORDEAL WITH THE TUNICS, SAMSON RETURNED TO HIS FATHER’S HOUSEHOLD TO SEEK COUNSEL AS TO HOW TO PROCEED WITH HIS WIFE – YOU’RE RIGHT, FATHER – AND REMEMBER, SAMSON, IT IS WITH YOU THAT OUR SALVATION BEGINS AND MAYBE ONE DAY, HOPEFULLY IN MY LIFETIME, WE WILL LIVE IN REAL HOMES – WHILE SAMSON RECEIVED A VIRTUOUS COUNSEL TO RETURN TO HIS WIFE, THE PHILISTINE GIRL’S FATHER HAD OTHER PLANS. – LEVI, RIGHT? YES. YOU WERE AT MY DAUGHTER’S BANQUET WITH SAMSON – YES, I WAS – YES, I HAVE A PROPOSITION FOR YOU AS YOU KNOW, SAMSON IS ONE OF THESE ISRAELITES, AND THESE PEOPLE, THEY’RE LIKE ANIMALS THEY LIVE IN THESE UNROOFED HOUSES CALLED SUKKAHS OR SOMETHING THEY’RE UNFIT FOR MY DAUGHTER I’VE NEVER CARED FOR THESE PEOPLE. HAVE YOU? – WELL, OF COURSE NOT – OH, GOOD THAT BRINGS ME TO THE PURPOSE OF MY VISIT – YES? – I’VE COME TO BE WITH MY WIFE IN PRIVATE – I THOUGHT CERTAIN YOU WOULD BE DISPLEASED WITH HER SO I GAVE HER AWAY TO YOUR GROOMSMAN – YOU WHAT? – YOU CAN HAVE HER YOUNGER SISTER SHE’S MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL INSTEAD OR NOT. OR NOT – THIS TIME THE PHILISTINES CAN’T BLAME ME FOR WHAT I DO TO THEM! – SAMSON’S WRATH WAS KINDLED SUCH THAT HE WENT INTO THE BUSH AND CAUGHT 300 FOXES, LIGHTTING THEIR TAILS ON FIRE BEFORE SETTING THEM LOOSE INTO THE FIELDS AND CROPS OF THE PHILISTINES. ♪ – WHO DID THIS TO US?

– IT WAS SAMSON, THE SON-IN-LAW OF THE DANITE BECAUSE WE TOOK HIS WIFE FROM HIM AND GAVE HER TO HIS GROOMSMAN – SOMETHING MUST BE DONE ABOUT THIS SOMETHING – AS THE PHILISTINE SAID, SOMETHING WOULD BE DONE. ♪ – SO HOW DID MY SAMSON TAKE THE NEWS? – HE WASN’T VERY HAPPY, I CAN TELL YOU [CROWD CHANTING] – WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT OUT THERE? – SOME KIND OF COMMOTION OR SOMETHING OUT THERE – SAMSON! SAMSON! – YOU – I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO OR WHO TO GO TO – CALM DOWN, WHAT IS IT? – THEY KILLED YOUR FATHER-IN-LAW AND HIS TWO DAUGHTERS – SO THEY KILLED THE OLD MAN – AND HIS TWO DAUGHTERS – IF THIS IS HOW THEY BEHAVE I’LL SHOW THEM NO MERCY! I’LL WAIT UNTIL SUNDOWN THEN I’LL HAVE MY VENGEANCE ON THEM – SO SAMSON SET OFF INTO THE FIELDS TO AMBUSH THE PHILISTINES ON THEIR RETURN HOME FROM WORK. THE PHILISTINES HAVING HEARD OF HIS INTENTIONS, PLANNED ON ELUDING, BUT THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WAS UPON HIM. – LET’S SPLIT UP [HEARS NOISE] [BRANCH RUSTLING] [SCREAM] – AH! IT’S IMPOSSIBLE! – SAMSON, NO! YOU GOT THE OTHERS BUT YOU’RE NOT GONNA GET ME! AH! – AND SO SAMSON AFTER HAVING EXACTED HIS REVENGE JOURNEYED LONG AND FAR TO THE LAND OF ETAM WHERE HE THOUGHT HE COULD FINALLY FIND PEACE. – SAMSON, DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM? – YOU’RE FROM JUDAH – DO YOU NOT KNOW THE PHILISTINES ARE OUR RULERS – SO WHAT IF THEY ARE! – THEN WHY YOU HAVE YOU DONE THIS TO US – I’VE DONE TO THEM THAT WHICH THEY DID TO ME!

– SAMSON, WE’VE COME TO BIND YOU AND TAKE YOU PRISONER AND DELIVER YOU TO THE PHILISTINES – MY OWN BLOOD PROMISE ME YOU WILL NOT KILL ME YOURSELVES – NO, CERTAINLY WE WILL NOT KILL YOU WE WILL MERELY BIND YOU AND DELIVER YOU TO THEM – VERY WELL – WALK FORWARD THE PHILISTINES WILL COME OUT TO MEET YOU – COWARD – AND SO SAMSON, CONFIDENT OF HIS STRENGTH, WENT FORWARD TO THE MEET THE PHILISTINES BUT WAS STUNNED AT THE ARMY THEY SENT. – HEAVEN FORGIVE ME THERE ARE TOO MANY OF THEM – HERE THEY COME – AND? – WE DELIVERED HIM TO THE PHILISTINES – DON’T LOOK SO SHOCKED IT WAS EITHER HIM OR US – WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS BECOME OF HIM? – HE WAS SLAUGHTERED ON SIGHT AGAINST A THOUSAND MEN WHAT COULD YOU EXPECT? ♪ – DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THIS? – THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT – AFTER THE SLAUGHTER, EVEN SAMSON HIMSELF WAS IN AWE AT THE DEVASTATION THAT GOD HAD DROPPED THROUGH HIM. – WITH THE JAW BONE OF AN ASS, I’VE LAID THEM IN HEAPS WITH THE JAW BONE OF AN ASS, I HAVE SLAIN A THOUSAND MEN – SAMSON’S TRIALS WERE FAR FROM OVER HOWEVER. FOR EVEN IF THE PHILISTINE ARMY WAS PUT AWAY, SAMSON NOW FACED AN EVEN GREATER THREAT. THAT OF THE DESERT SUN. – OH, LORD, YOU HAVE GRANTED THIS GREAT VICTORY AT THE HAND OF YOUR SERVANT MUST I NOW DIE OF THIRST OR FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE UNCIRCUMCISED? – THE LORD, HEARING HIS WARRIOR’S PRAYER, RESPONDED. – OH

THANK YOU THANK YOU, LORD – IF HIS BODY’S STILL IN THE BATTLEFIELD, BRING IT BACK TO ME – I DON’T HAVE TO. LOOK! – SAMSON’S VICTORY OVER THE PHILISTINE ARMY EARNED HIM MUCH RESPECT FROM HIS TRIBE AND AFTER NOT TOO LONG, THEY MADE HIM A JUDGE. [THUNDER CRASHING] – I’M SCARED – WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LIGHTS? – DON’T WORRY, KIDS SETTLE DOWN I’LL GO GET A MATCH [KIDS WHIMPERING] – JEFFREY, WOULD YOU LIKE A MATCH? – YES, PLEASE – HERE YOU GO – THANK YOU SO, SHOULD I CONTINUE? – I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE END OF THE STORY – ACTUALLY, NO IT’S NOT IN SOME SENSES, THE STORY’S ONLY NOW JUST BEGINNING BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THINGS HAVE TAKEN ON A SOMEWHAT DARKER TONE – SAMSON, WHAT IS IT? – I’M THIRSTY I’M GOING TO GET SOME WATER – WAIT AS A JUDGE, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO CERTAIN PRIVILEGES TO WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY SAMSON WISHES FOR SOME WATER GET HIM SOME NOW – YES, RIGHT AWAY – WAIT MAKE IT WINE INSTEAD – YOU CALL THIS WINE? IT TASTES MORE LIKE MILK FROM A HALF DEAD CAMEL WHAT DO YOU KNOW WHAT DO ANY OF YOU KNOW! I’M GOING FOR A WALK – AND SO IT WAS THAT SLOWLY SAMSON BECAME SOFT AND PAMPERED, SO MUCH SO THAT HE BEGAN TO LIVE NOT FOR GOD AND HIS GLORY BUT FOR HIS OWN. – AREN’T YOU A DELICIOUS ONE HOW MUCH? – TWO SHEKELS OF SILVER – TWO? YOU’LL GET ONE IS WHAT YOU’LL GET YOU’LL BE FINE WITH THAT – AFTER VISITING A LOCAL HARLOT THE PHILISTINES, STILL EAGER AS EVER TO EXACT THE REVENGE ON HIM, PLANNED ON TRAPPING HIM IN THE CITY BY LOCKING THE GATES. BUT SAMSON HAD A PREMONITION AND PLANNED TO

FLEE THE CITY BEFORE DAWN. [CHAINS BREAKING] [LAUGHTER] – SAMSON LAUGHED AT HIS CLEVERNESS AND AT THE COWERING CITY GUARDS. UNBENOUNCED TO HIM, HOWEVER, THE TABLES WOULD VERY SOON BE TURNED. – EXCUSE ME, MY DEAR BUT THAT MAN SEEMS TO BE INTERESTED IN YOU OR AM I WRONG? – EXCUSE ME? – FORGIVE MY CRUDENESS BUT YOU SEE THAT IS SAMSON, THE DANITE AND HE HAS CAUSED THE PHILISTINES GREAT SUFFERING AND PAIN AND FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, WE HAVE SOUGHT A VENGEANCE ON HIM – AND WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT FROM ME? – IT SEEMS THAT HE HAS TAKEN A LIKING TO YOU, SO I PROPOSE THAT YOU GO TO HIM AND GAIN HIS TRUST AND WHEN HE HAS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH YOU AND TRUSTS YOU, LEARN THE SECRET OF HIS STRENGTH – I DON’T KNOW SOUNDS LIKE AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK – WE WILL PAY YOU – HOW MUCH? – ELEVEN HUNDRED SHEKELS OF SILVER – REALLY? WELL THEN, I SUPPOSE WE HAVE A DEAL – SO WE DO HAVE AN AGREEMENT? – WHY YES. WE DO – EXCELLENT. EXCELLENT HE SURELY HAS NOT LEFT THE MARKET GO TO HIM – VERY WELL [LAUGHING] – THE WOMAN’S NAME WAS DELILAH. AND SHE DID EXACTLY AS SHE WAS TOLD CAUSING SAMSON TO FALL MADLY IN LOVE WITH HER. AND IT WAS NOT LONG, IT WAS NOT LONG AT ALL BEFORE SHE HAD HIM RIGHT WHERE SHE WANTED HIM. ♪♪ – SAMSON? – YES, MY LOVE? – TELL ME THE SECRET OF YOUR GREAT STRENGTH AND HOW YOU MAY BE BOUND AS TO KEEP YOU HELPLESS

– IF YOU TAKE BOW STRINGS, FRESH AND NOT DRIED, AND BIND ME WITH THEM, THEN I WILL BECOME AS WEAK AS ANY OTHER MAN – REALLY? FRESH BOW STRINGS, HMM? I’LL BE RIGHT BACK ♪♪ – SAMSON, THE PHILISTINES ARE ATTACKING! – AAH! – AH! [LAUGHTER] – TWICE MORE DID DELILAH ASK SAMSON FOR HIS SECRET AND TWICE MORE HE DECEIVED HER UNTIL FINALLY SHE COULDN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE – YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR ME! YOU MUST HATE ME! AM I SUCH A HORRIBLE PERSON THAT YOU CAN’T TELL ME? WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER SO LONG AND –SAMSON, HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME WHEN YOUR HEART IS NOT WITH ME? YOU HAVE MOCKED ME THESE THREE TIMES AND HAVE NOT TOLD ME WHERE YOUR GREAT STRENGTH LIES! – ALL RIGHT! ALL RIGHT! I’LL TELL YOU! I’LL TELL YOU DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? – YES – DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? – NO – THIS IS THE HAIR I WAS BORN WITH NO RAZOR SINCE MY BIRTH HAS EVER TOUCHED MY HEAD AND IF YOU CUT IT OFF, IF YOU SHAVE IT FROM MY SCALP, THEN I REALLY BECOME AS WEAK AS ANY OTHER MAN AS IN I WILL BE NOTHING! IS THAT WHAT YOU WANTED? WANT ME TO STAND HERE NAKED BEFORE YOU? ANSWER ME! – I –I — – I’VE REVEALED MY HEART TO YOU IS THAT NOT PROOF ENOUGH OF MY LOVE FOR YOU? – SAMSON. IT IS OH, SAMSON. IT IS THANK YOU. THANK YOU [ROOSTER CROWS] ♪♪

[SNAPS FINGERS] ♪♪ – SAMSON? THE PHILISTINES ARE UPON YOU [LAUGHING] – SAMSON, I WANT YOU TO SEE THIS I WANT YOU TO REMEMBER THAT YOUR FALSE GOD HAS FORSAKEN YOU, AND I WANT YOUR LAST SIGHT TO BE OF THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT ABOUT YOUR DOWNFALL [LAUGHTER] – DID YOU REALLY THINK WE HAD SOMETHING? YOU’RE A MUCH BIGGER FOOL THAN I THOUGHT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH, I WOULD HAVE DONE IT FOR HALF [LAUGHTER] – GOOD NIGHT, SAMSON! [LAUGHTER] [SAMSON SCREAMS] [LAUGHTER] – AND SO SAMSON’S EYES WERE PUT OUT HE WAS PUT TO WORK GRINDING [MUSIC] ROUND AND ROUND HE WENT, GRINDING DAY AFTER DAY IN THE SCORCHING SUN IT WAS DURING THESE TIMES THAT THE SEEDS OF REMORSE WERE SOWN IN SAMSON’S HEART AND AFTER SOME TIME, SAMSON’S HAIR ONCE AGAIN BEGAN TO GROW BOTH OF THESE EVENTS WOULD COME TOGETHER VERY SOON AT THE LOCAL PHILISTINE CEREMONY OF THEIR PAGAN FISH GOD DAGON IT WAS AT THIS CEREMONY THAT DELILAH, THEIR SHINING STAR, WAS TO PERFORM IN FRONT OF ALL THE MOST IMPORTANT PHILISTINE RULERS [PHILISTINES SHOUT AND CHEER] ♪♪

[APPLAUSE] – YES! YES, LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE LITTLE ONES YES. YES WONDERFUL DAGON HAS DELIVERED OUR ENEMY SAMSON TO US PRAISE TO ARGON [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] – BRING SAMSON HERE SO HE MAY AMUSE US! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] – BRING SAMSON HERE SO HE CAN AMUSE US – SAMSON WAS MADE TO DISPLAY THE REMNANTS OF HIS ONE MIGHTY BODY ALL FOR THE RIDICULE OF THE PHILISTINES – ALL RIGHT, SAMSON IT’S SHOW TIME – IS IT NOT ENOUGH TO HAVE MY EYES PUT OUT AND TO BE ENSLAVED? THAT I MUST NOW GO BEFORE YOU AND PERFORM LIKE A BUFFOON? ♪♪ [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] – I GIVE YOU SAMSON! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [LAUGHTER] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [THE CROWD MOCKS SAMSON] – YOU INSOLENT DOG! PERFORM! [THE CROWD MOCKS SAMSON] [LAUGHTER] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] – OUR GOD HAS DELIVERED US THE POWER OF OUR ENEMIES THAT HE MAY SERVE OUR LAND THE ONE WHO HAS MULTIPLIED US! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [LAUGHTER AND MOCKING] – PLACE ME –PLACE ME AGAINST THE COLUMNS THAT SUPPORT THE TEMPLE SO THAT I CAN REST AGAINST THEM [LAUGHTER AND MOCKING] – OH LORD, WHAT HAVE I DONE? YOU ONCE GRANTED ME GREAT STRENGTH TO DESTROY MY ENEMIES AND WHAT DID I DO TO REPAY YOU? MAKE IT WINE INSTEAD I GREW GLUTTONOUS WITH POWER AND ABUSED THE GIFT YOU GAVE ME THE PHILISTINES ONCE TREMBLED AT THE SOUND OF MY NAME NAY, IT WAS TRULY YOUR STRENGTH THAT MADE THEM TREMBLE LOOK AT ME NOW LOOK AT WHERE MY ACTIONS HAVE TAKEN ME OH, MY LORD, MY GOD, HOW MUCH LONGER MUST I ENDURE THIS SUFFERING AND HUMILIATION? MUST I REMAIN HERE TO FINISH MY DAYS AMONG THE PHILISTINES? OH LORD, REMEMBER ME STRENGTHEN ME, OH MY GOD, THIS LAST TIME FOR MY TWO EYES I MAY AVENGE MYSELF ONCE AND FOR ALL ON THE PHILISTINES, THAT FOR MY TWO EYES I CAN AVENGE MYSELF

ONCE AND FOR ALL ON THE PHILISTINES [WIND BLOWS] – GRANT ME STRENGTH! [STRUGGLING] [COLUMNS CRACKLE] [SCREAMING] – AAH! -˯ AND SO IT WAS THAT IN DEATH SAMSON KILLED MORE PHILISTINES THAT IN LIFE, SOME 3,000 THAT WERE GATHERED IN THE TEMPLE ALTHOUGH HE HAD DEPARTED FROM THE WAYS OF THE LORD, BEFORE HIS DEATH HE WAS ABLE TO REPENT ONCE AGAIN ASK THE LORD TO BE USED FOR HIS PURPOSES – THE LIGHTS HAVE COME BACK ON HOW WOULD YOU KIDS LIKE TO HEAR ANOTHER STORY? – WHAT ABOUT MAMA AND BED TIME? – SOMEHOW I THINK YOUR MOTHER WOULDN’T MIND AS THIS STORY AN ETERNAL SAVIOR ONLY OF THE ISRAELITES BUT IN THE WHOLE WORLD IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD HE WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD ALL THINGS CAME TO BE THROUGH HIM AS A JUDGE SAMSON THROUGH THE FRAILTY OF HIS HUMANITY SUCCUMBED TO TEMPTATION AND BECAME BLIND AS A CARPENTER, THE MESSIAH THROUGH THE STRENGTH OF HIS DIVINITY OVERCAME TEMPTATION AND THE BLIND WERE MADE TO SEE AS A SLAVE, SAMSON STRETCHING OUT HIS ARMS CRIED OUT TO THE LORD FOR DELIVERANCE, TORE DOWN THE TEMPLE AND DIED AS A KING, THE MESSIAH STRETCHING OUT HIS ARMS CRIED OUT FORGIVENESS FOR THOSE WHO CRUCIFIED HIM AND IN HIS DEATH TORE THE TEMPLE VEIL IN TWO RELUCTANTLY SAMSON BORE THE STRIPES FOR HIS SINS WILLINGLY THE MESSIAH BORE THE STRIPES FOR OURS THROUGH THE SACRIFICE OF ONE CAME TEMPORAL SALVATION FOR THE ISRAELITES THROUGH THE SACRIFICE OF THE OTHER ETERNAL SALVATION FOR ALL ♪♪ ♪ LIPS SWEET AS HONEY, SMOOTHER THAN OIL … ♪ BITTER AS POISON LIKE A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD … ♪ DANGEROUS FEET LEADING STRAIGHT TO THE GRAVE … ♪ STAGGERING DOWN THE CROOKED PATH OF PAIN … ♪ WILL YOU GO ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ HEED MY VOICE ♪ DELIVER ♪ IF YOU CHOOSE TO WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR … ♪ YOU WON’T HAVE YOUR ARMOR ANYMORE … ♪ GO IN THE POWER OF THE LORD … ♪ AND STAY AWAY ♪ IN THE DESERT OF SIN, OF THIRST WILL YOU DIE … ♪ OR DRINK FROM THE WELL OF YOUR GOD EL SHADDAI … ♪ IMMERSED IN HIS LOVE ♪ WILL YOU QUIET YOUR SOUL … ♪ CRYING OUT FOR STRENGTH TO LET GO … ♪ STAY AWAY

♪ STAY AWAY ♪ HEED MY VOICE TO NEVER STRAY … ♪ BECAUSE IF YOU CHOOSE TO WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR ♪ NO, YOU WON’T HAVE YOUR ARMOR ANYMORE … ♪ GO IN THE POWER OF THE LORD … ♪ THEN STAY AWAY ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ OH ♪ OH ♪ OH ♪ OH, GOD FORBID IN DAYS TO COME … ♪ YOU’LL LOOK BACK ON WHAT YOU HAVE DONE … ♪ CAN YOU SEE, THERE’S NO WAY TO ESCAPE THESE CHAINS ♪ YOU WISH YOU WOULD HAVE LISTENED WHEN THEY SAID ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ HEED MY VOICE TO NEVER STRAY … ♪ BECAUSE IF YOU CHOOSE TO WALK THROUGH THAT DOOR ♪ YOU WON’T HAVE YOUR ARMOR ANYMORE … ♪ GO IN THE POWER OF THE LORD … ♪ AND STAY AWAY ♪ OH ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ NOT BY MIGHT, NOT BY POWER … ♪ BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYETH THE LORD … ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ STAY AWAY ♪ STAY AWAY