Introduction to Judges Chapter 13

This chapter relates the birth of Samson, another of the judges of Israel, which was foretold by an angel to his mother, who told her husband of it, Judges 13:1 upon whose entreaty the angel appeared again, and related the same to them both, Judges 13:8 and who was very, respectfully treated by the man, and by the wonderful things he did was known by him to be an angel of the Lord, which greatly surprised him, Judges 13:15 and the chapter is closed with an account of the birth of Samson, and of his being early endowed with the Spirit of God, Judges 13:24.