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Judges 14 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:1 - Shimshon went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Pelishtim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:2 - He came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Pelishtim: now therefore get her for me as wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:3 - Then his father and his mother said to him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of your brothers, or among all my people, that you go to take a wife of the uncircumcised Pelishtim? Shimshon said to his father, Get her for me; for she pleases me well.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:4 - But his father and his mother didn't know that it was of the LORD; for he sought an occasion against the Pelishtim. Now at that time the Pelishtim had rule over Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:5 - Then went Shimshon down, and his father and his mother, to Timnah, and came to the vineyards of Timnah: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:6 - The Spirit of the LORD came mightily on him, and he tore him as he would have torn a kid; and he had nothing in his hand: but he didn't tell his father or his mother what he had done.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:7 - He went down, and talked with the woman, and she pleased Shimshon well.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - After a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - He took it into his hands, and went on, eating as he went; and he came to his father and mother, and gave to them, and they ate: but he didn't tell them that he had taken the honey out of the body of the lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:10 - His father went down to the woman: and Shimshon made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:11 - It happened, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:12 - Shimshon said to them, Let me now put forth a riddle to you: if you can declare it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:13 - but if you can't declare it to me, then shall you give me thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing. They said to him, Put forth your riddle, that we may hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:14 - He said to them, Out of the eater came forth food, Out of the strong came forth sweetness. They couldn't in three days declare the riddle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:15 - It happened on the seventh day, that they said to Shimshon's wife, Entice your husband, that he may declare to us the riddle, lest we burn you and your father's house with fire: have you called us to impoverish us? is it not so?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:16 - Shimshon's wife wept before him, and said, You do but hate me, and don't love me: you have put forth a riddle to the children of my people, and haven't told it me. He said to her, Behold, I haven't told it my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - She wept before him the seven days, while their feast lasted: and it happened on the seventh day, that he told her, because she pressed him sore; and she told the riddle to the children of her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - The men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? He said to them, If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, You wouldn't have found out my riddle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:19 - The Spirit of the LORD came mightily on him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and struck thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave the changes of clothing to those who declared the riddle. His anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:20 - But Shimshon's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.
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The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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