When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him, and the spirit of Yahweh rushed upon him, and the ropes that were on his arms became like flax that has been burned with fire, and his bonds melted from off his hands. Bible see other translations

“flax that has been burned with fire.” Lamp wicks were often made with flax, and when it has been burned it is very fragile; a good comparison would be our candle wicks after they have been burned.

Commentary for: Judges 15:14