And Samson called
unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and
strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at
once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes. And Samson took
hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on
which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the
other with his left. And Samson said, Let me die with the
Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house
fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So
the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he
slew in his life.Judges xvi; 21-31
Then his brethren and all the house of his
father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him
between Zorah and Eshtaol in the burying-place of Manoah his father.
And he judged Israel twenty years.