You know that I’ve worked for your father with all my strength
When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come to you,” Israel rallied his strength
and sat up on the bed.
“Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, the first sign of my strength
, excelling in honor, excelling in power.
“The Lord is my strength
and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength
you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength
. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.
will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.
“Now may the Lord’s strength
be displayed, just as you have declared:
God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength
of a wild ox.
“God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength
of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them.
But commission Joshua, and encourage and strength
en him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see.”
Because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength
You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength
of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”
Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength
to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,
He must acknowledge the son of his unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a double share of all he has. That son is the first sign of his father’s strength
. The right of the firstborn belongs to him.
The Lord will vindicate his people and relent concerning his servants when he sees their strength
is gone and no one is left, slave or free.
The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze, and your strength
will equal your days.
Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength
“So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength
.” Then the land had peace forty years.
The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength
you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?”
The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength
has saved me.’
Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Come, do it yourself. ‘As is the man, so is his strength
.’ ” So Gideon stepped forward and killed them, and took the ornaments off their camels’ necks.
Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength
returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.
The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength
and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.”
So Delilah said to Samson, “Tell me the secret of your great strength
and how you can be tied up and subdued.”
With men hidden in the room, she called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” But he snapped the bowstrings as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength
was not discovered.
Then she said to him, “How can you say, ‘I love you,’ when you won’t confide in me? This is the third time you have made a fool of me and haven’t told me the secret of your great strength
So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite dedicated to God from my mother’s womb. If my head were shaved, my strength
would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.”
After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength