And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” And he awoke out of his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that Yahweh had left him. Bible

“that Yahweh had left him.” Yahweh left Samson in the sense that the spirit from Yahweh was no longer upon him. It had begun to stir him years earlier (Judg. 13:25), and had been with him year after year, but now it was gone.

Commentary for: Judges 16:20