Samson and the Lion

How would Samson defeating the lion relate to the tribulation and judgment?


Jud 14:1 And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

Jud 14:2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife.

Jud 14:3 Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines?

Lu 14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?

Jud 14:5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath (portion – a town in Judah), and came

to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.

Pr 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Ps 74:4 Thine enemies roar in the midst of thy congregations; they set up their ensigns for signs.

Ps 17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Jer 51:38 They (Babylon, dragons) shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions’ whelps.

Job 4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

Jud 14:6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.

Jud 14:7 And he went down, and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well.

Jud 14:8 And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase <04658> of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees <01682> and honey in the carcase of the lion.

Eze 31:13 Upon his ruin <04658> shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches:

Eze 26:18 Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall <04658>; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure

Isa 7:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss <08319> for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee <01682> that is in the land of Assyria

Zec 10:8 I will hiss <08319> for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased

Isa 5:26 And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss <08319> unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

Isa 11:12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isa 18:3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.


Jud 14:14 And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong <05794> came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

Nu 13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong <05794> that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

De 28:50 A nation of fierce <05794> countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

2Sa 22:18 He delivered me from my strong <05794> enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

Ps 59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty <05794> are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Mt 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Isa 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him (Christ), the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Jud 14:9 And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken the honey out of the carcase of the lion.

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Ac 11:14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

Ac 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Jer 32:22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey; (promised land of Canaan)

Isa 7:15 Butter and honey shall he (Emmanuel) eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Pr 24:13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

Ps 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!


Samson appears to be a type of Christ who defeated Satan (lion) in order to obtain the woman (elect) that pleased him well. Before He could have her, He first had to defeat Satan. That appears to have taken place both at the cross and at the revelation of Christ. And it would seem that salvation became possible (bees and honey) as a result of death of the enemy.

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