Samson was built like a weightlifter.


When folks read the account of Samson, they automatically assume he was a huge guy with bulging muscles. The bible paints a different picture, if you can read between the lines.

The rulers of the Philistines went to Delilah and said, “We want to know what makes Samson so strong. Try to trick him into telling you his secret. Then we will know how to capture him and tie him up. Then we will be able to control him. If you do this, each one of us will give you 28 pounds of silver.” (Judges 16:5) ERV

If Samson was built like a guy who could bench-press 500 lbs, they would not have said, “We want to know what makes Samson so strong .” Instead, they would have chalked it up to huge muscles and a powerful physique. They knew it wasn't because of his physique, suspecting that there was some kind of supernatural source behind it.