1. Judges 16:23 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why is it appropriate that the rulers of the Philistines assemble?

Judges 16:23 (ESV)

23 Now the lords of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to rejoice, and they said, “Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hand.”

This is appropriate, since they were the civil leaders, but also the ones who had approached Delilah and conspired against Samson, successfully!