The Strongest Man in Israel

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The Strongest Man in Israel Judges 13-16

When Samson was born, God told his mother and father, "Samson must never cut his hair, or he will lose his strength."

Samson was so strong that he once killed a lion with his bare hands. His great strength brought fear to the Philistines, who hated the people of Israel. The Philistines wanted to kill Samson.

One day Samson met a beautiful woman named Delilah. She was a Philistine, but Samson did not care. He loved her very much.

The Philistines secretly went to Delilah and said, "We will give you a lot of money if you tell us what makes Samson so strong."

Delilah asked Samson, "Where do you get your strength?" For many days, Samson did not tell his secret. But Delilah kept asking, and finally Samson said, "If you really must know, I can never cut my hair, or I will become weak."

Delilah then told the Philistines Samson's secret. Later, while Samson was asleep, the Philistines sneaked up on him and shaved off his hair. When he woke up, he tried to fight, but his strength was gone.

The Philistines blinded Samson and made him work hard grinding grain. Then one day when they were having a feast, they said, "Bring out Samson so we can laugh at him!" When Samson was brought out, he asked God, "Please help me to take revenge on the Philistines!" Then he put up his hands on two pillars and pushed. The whole building came crashing down, killing all the Philistines, and Samson with them.

Can you find your was through Samson's hair?

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