Understanding the Scriptures
|Conceive (vv. 3, 5, 7)||Become pregnant|
|Unclean thing (v. 4)||Against the law of Moses (see Bible Dictionary, “clean and unclean,” pp. 646–47)|
|No razor shall come upon his head (v. 5)||He will not cut his hair.|
|Countenance (v. 6)||Appearance|
|Very terrible (v. 6)||Creating a sense of humility and respect for the visitor|
|Nazarite (v. 7)||A special calling under the law of Moses (see Numbers 6:1–21)|
|Intreated (v. 8)||Prayed to|
|How shall we order the child? (v. 12)||By what rules or commandments should we raise the child?|
|Beware (v. 13)||Pay special attention or obey|
|Observe (v. 14)||Do|
|Detain thee (vv. 15–16)||Make you wait|
|Kid (vv. 15, 19)||Young goat|
|Do thee honour (v. 17)||Give you credit|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Judges 13.
A Special Calling
Describe how the following terms had something to do with Samson’s special birth and calling: barren, drink, razor, angel, burnt offering.
Write a Letter
Imagine you are Samson’s aunt or uncle and that Samson is now in his teen years. Based on what you read in Judges 13, write Samson a letter to help him understand what wonderful parents he has.