|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Languishing, a Philistine woman who dwelt in the valley of Sorek (Judges 16:4-20). She was bribed by the "lords of the Philistines" to obtain from Samson the secret of his strength and the means of overcoming it (Judges 16:4-18). She tried on three occasions to obtain from him this secret in vain. On the fourth occasion she wrung it from him. She made him sleep upon her knees, and then called the man who was waiting to help her; who "cut off the seven locks of his head," and so his "strength went from him." (see SAMSON.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
(n.) The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (Judges xvi.); hence, a harlot; a temptress.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
de-li'-la (delilah, "dainty one," perhaps; Septuagint Daleida, Dalida): The woman who betrayed Samson to the Philistines (Judges 16). She was presumably a Philistine, though that is not expressly stated. She is not spoken of as Samson's wife, though many have understood the account in that way. The Philistines paid her a tremendously high price for her services. The account indicates that for beauty, personal charm, mental ability, self-command, nerve, she was quite a wonderful woman, a woman to be admired for some qualities which she exhibits, even while she is to be utterly disapproved. See SAMSON.
Willis J. Beecher
Delilah (7 Occurrences)
Judges 16:4 It came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Judges 16:6 Delilah said to Samson, "Tell me, please, where your great strength lies, and what you might be bound to afflict you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Judges 16:10 Delilah said to Samson, "Behold, you have mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, please, with which you might be bound." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Judges 16:12 So Delilah took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" The ambush was waiting in the inner chamber. He broke them off his arms like a thread. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Judges 16:13 Delilah said to Samson, "Until now, you have mocked me and told me lies. Tell me with what you might be bound." He said to her, "If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Judges 16:14 She fastened it with the pin, and said to him, "The Philistines are on you, Samson!" He awakened out of his sleep, and plucked away the pin of the beam, and the web. (See NAS)
Judges 16:18 When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, "Come up this once, for he has told me all his heart." Then the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and brought the money in their hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)