11 Then three thousand men of Judah descended to the cave of the rock at Etam. And they said to Samson: 'Do you not know that the Philistines rule over us? Why would you want to do this?' And he said to them, 'As they have done to me, so I have done to them.'
12 And they said to him, 'We have come to bind you, and to deliver you into the hands of the Philistines.' And Samson said to them, 'Swear and promise to me that you will not kill me.'
13 They said: 'We will not kill you. But we will deliver you tied.' And they bound him with two new cords. And they took him from the rock at Etam.
14 And when he had arrived at the place of the Jawbone, and the Philistines, shouting aloud, had met him, the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him. And just as flax is usually consumed by a hint of fire, so were the ties with which he was bound broken and released.
15 And finding a jawbone which was laying there, that is, the jawbone of a donkey, snatching it up, he put to death a thousand men with it.