Bible: Judges 13:2-7

13:2 There was a man named Manoah from Zorah, from the Danite tribe. His wife was infertile and childless. 1  13:3 The Lord’s angelic 2  messenger appeared to the woman and said to her, “You 3  are infertile and childless, 4  but you will conceive and have a son. 13:4 Now be careful! Do not drink wine or beer, and do not eat any food that will make you ritually unclean. 5  13:5 Look, you will conceive and have a son. 6  You must never cut his hair, 7  for the child will be dedicated to God 8  from birth. He will begin to deliver Israel from the power 9  of the Philistines.”

13:6 The woman went and said to her husband, “A man sent from God 10  came to me! He looked like God’s angelic messenger – he was very awesome. 11  I did not ask him where he came from, and he did not tell me his name. 13:7 He said to me, ‘Look, you will conceive and have a son. 12  So now, do not drink wine or beer and do not eat any food that will make you ritually unclean. 13  For the child will be dedicated 14  to God from birth till the day he dies.’

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