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He said to her, “If they bind, yes, bind me with new ropes with which no work has been done, then I will become weak and be as any other man.” Bible

“bind, yes, bind.” Samson uses the figure of speech polyptoton for emphasis, saying the word “bind” with different inflections in an attempt to convince Delilah he was serious (for more on polyptoton and the way it is translated, see commentary on Gen. 2:16).


Commentary for: Judges 16:11