1. Judges 16:25 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does it mean that “their hearts were merry”?

Judges 16:25 (ESV)

25 And when their hearts were merry, they said, “Call Samson, that he may entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he entertained them. They made him stand between the pillars.

This means that this is a time of all kinds of drunken revelry.