Judges 13 ©
Israel serveth the Philistines forty years. An angel appeareth to Manoah's wife, who was barren, and telleth her that she shall bear a son. She informeth her husband of it. At Manoah's prayer the angel appeareth to him, and instructeth him what they must do. Manoah's sacrifice, whereby the angel is discovered. Samson is born.
For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and hno razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall ibegin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
¶Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A jman of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I kasked him not whence he was, neither told he me lhis name:
But he said unto me, mBehold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing : for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
And Manoah arose, and went after his wife, and came to the man, and said unto him, Art thou the man that spakest unto the woman? And he said, I am.
And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Of all that I said unto the woman let her beware.
For it came to pass, when the flame went up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the LORD aascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked on it, band fell on their faces to the ground.
But the angel of the LORD did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife. cThen Manoah knew that he was an angel of the LORD.
But his wife esaid unto him, If the LORD were pleased to kill us, he would not have received fa burnt offering and a meat offering at our hands, neither would he have gshewed us all these things, nor would as at this time have told us such things as these.