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Delilah's story begins with Samson. Samson was an Israelite judge. Samson does not deal kindly with the Philistines and they vow revenge on him by any cost (which in this case is eleven hundred pieces of silver).
Samson meets and falls madly in love with Delilah. When the Philistines discover that Samson is in-love with Delilah, they offer her a bribe. Of course Delilah doesn't love Samson as much as she loves the eleven hundred pieces of silver. So she ventures on a mission to nag Samson (if not to death) into divulging what is the source of his strength.
After several lies, Samson grows weary and tells her the truth. His hair has never been cut and if it is cut he will loose his strength. So one night Samson falls asleep in Delilah's lap (as usual). She takes this opportunity to shave his head. Subdued and weak, Samson is captured. Rather than killing him, the Philistines prefers to humiliate him by gouging out his eyes and subjecting him to hard labor in a Gaza prison.
He's in the prison for a while and soon his hair begins to grow, but no one notices. Samson prays to God for deliverance and his prayer is answered. During a pagan sacrificial ritual, the Philistines had gathers in Gaza to celebrate. As is their custom, they parade their prized enemy prisoner into the temple to entertain the jeering crowds. Samson braces himself between the two central support pillars of the temple and pushes with all his might. Down comes the temple, killing Samson and all of the people in it. Through his death, Samson destroys more of his enemies in this one sacrificial act, than he has previously killed in all the battles of his life.
Put all your trust in Jesus!