Delilah was a woman (who was probably a Philistine) who was loved by Samson (one of Israels Judges). She was paid by the Philistines to find out the source of Samson's great strength. Three times Samson gave her a false clue, but he finally told her, the secret of his strength was his hair. "If I be shaved, then my strength will leave me" (Judges 16:17). Delilah arranged to cut Samson's hair while he slept. When his strength gone, Samson was easily captured, and blinded. Delilah was rewarded with 1,100 pieces of silver from each of the Philistine lords for Samson's capture.

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