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Israel oppressed.

JUDGES.

Their repentance.

ver. 2. Job 31.3

nch. 3. 31. och. 5. 19.

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B. C. man thrust him through, and he 11 And the LORD said unto the chil- B. C. about 1206. died.

dren of Israel, Did not I deliver

you

about 1161. 55 And when the men of Israel saw from the Egyptians, and 'from the

k Ex. 14. 30. that Abimelech was dead, they de- Amorites, from the children of Am

I Num. 21. 21, parted every man unto his place. mon, "and from the Philistines?

24, 25. 56 1 Thus God rendered the wick- 12 The Zidonians also, Pand the

mch. 3, 12, 13. Pa 94.23.

edness of Abimelech, which he did | Amalekites, and the Maonites, I did | Prov. 5. 22 unto his father, in slaying his seventy oppress you; and ye cried to me, and Pch. 6.3. brethren :

I delivered you out of their hand. q Ps. 106. 42, 57 And all the evil of the men of 13 "Yet ye have forsaken me, and

r Deut. 32. 15. Shechem did God render upon their served other gods : wherefore I will

Jer. 2. 13. heads : and upon them came "the deliver you no more. curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal. 14 Go and 'cry unto the gods which • Deut. 32. 37,

2 Kings ye have chosen ; let them deliver you CHAPTER X.

in the time of your tribulation.
Tola judgeth larael; 3 Jair also, whose thirty sons 15 [ And the children of Israel said

had thirty cities, '6 The Philistines and Ammoni unto the LORD, We have sinned : 'do
them to their false gods. 15 Upon their repentance thou unto us whatsoever tseemeth | Heb. is good
he pitieth them.

in thine eyes. good unto thee ; deliver us only, we

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a Heb. 11. 32. b ch. 6. 12.

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to 1 defend Israel Tola the son 16 And they put away the + strange + Heb. gods of

strangers. of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of gods from among them, and served Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir the Lord: and his soul t was grieved 1. Debenedes in mount Ephraim.

for the misery of Israel. about 1183. 2 And he judged Israel twenty and 17 Then the children of Ammon three years, and died, and was buried | were + gathered together, and encamp- 1 Heb. cried

together. in Shamir.

ed in Gilead. And the children of
3 | And after him arose Jair, a Israel assembled themselves together,
Gileadite, and judged Israel twenty and encamped in Y Mizpeh.
and two years.

18 And the people and princes of che 5 10. & 4 And he had thirty sons that brode Gilead said one to another, What ' Gen. 31, 49,

ch. 11. , 29. on thirty ass colts, and they had man is he that will begin to fight

thirty cities, which are called Ha- against the children of Ammon? he of bav. Ram. voth-jair unto this day, which are shall · be head over all the inhab- 2 ch. 11. 8, 11. in the land of Gilead.

itants of Gilead.
5 And Jair died, and was buried in
Camon.

CHAPTER XI.
about 1161. 6 1 And the children of Israel did the covenant between Jephthah and the Gileadites,
evil again in the sight of the LORD,

that he should be their head. 12 Jephthah's mossa.

ges to the Ammonites. 30 His row. 61 & 13. 1

and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, quest of the Ammonites. 34 His daughter first och 2 13 and 'the gods of Syria, and the gods

meeteth him. 39 He performeth his vow. i eh. 2 12

of & Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and TOW a Jephthah the Gileadite was 81 Kings 11.

the gods of the children of Ammon, ba mighty man of valour, and 2 Kings 5. 1. and the gods of the Philistines, and he was the son ofta harlot : and Gil- 1 Heb. a woforsook the Lord, and served not him. ead begat Jephthah.

7 And the anger of the LORD was 2 And Gilead's wife bare him sons;

hot against Israel, and he "sold them and his wife's sons grew up, and they 1 Sen. 12 9. into the hands of the Philistines, and thrust out Jephthah, and said unto into the hands of the children of Am- him, Thou shalt not inherit in our

father's house ; for thou art the son 8 And that year they vexed and of a strange woman. * Het crukt oppressed the children of Israel : 3 Then Jephthah fled from his 1. Heb. from

the face. eighteen years, all the children of brethren, and dwelt in the land of Israel that were on the other side | Tob: and there were gathered "vainch. 9. 4,

1 Sam. 22. 2.
Jordan in the land of the Amorites, men to Jephthah, and went out with
which is in Gilead.

him.
9 Moreover the children of Ammon 4 1 And it came to pass process

| Heb. after

days. 1

passed over Jordan to fight also against of time, that the children of Ammon i

Judah, and against Benjamin, and made war against Israel.
against the house of Ephraim ; so 5 And it was so, that when the chil-

that Israel was sore distressed. dren of Ammon made war against 11 Sam. 12. 10.

10 And the children of Israel cried Israel, the elders of Gilead went to
unto the LORD, saying, We have sin- fetch Jephthah out of the land of
ned against thee, both because we Tob :
have forsaken our God, and also sery- 6 And they said unto Jephthah,
ed Baalim.

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Jephthah's messages unto

JUDGES.

the king of the Ammonites.

mon.

z Num. 21. 22 Deut. 2 27.

e ch. 10. 18.

Deut. 2 32

f Luke 17. 4.

8 ch. 10. 18.

25. Deul 2

h Jer. 42. 5.
| Heb. be the
hearer be-
tween 148.

i ver. 8.

1 Kings 11.7.

20. 1. 1 Sam. 10. 17. & 11. 15.

e Deut. 9. 4,5 & 18. 12 Josh. S. IQ

B. C. may fight with the children of Am- / within the border of Moab: for Arnon B. C. about 1161.

was the border of Moab.

about 1143. 7 And Jephthah said unto the elders 19 And Israel sent messengers unto

y Num. 21. 21. d Gen. 2. 27. of Gilead, * Did not ye hate me, and Sihon king of the Amorites, the king Deut 2 2.

expel me out of my father's house ? of Heshbon; and Israel said unto him,
and why are ye come unto me now ? Let us pass, we pray thee, through
when ye are in distress?

thy land into my place.
8 . And the elders of Gilead said 20 a But Sihon trusted not Israel to a Num. 21. 23.
unto Jephthah, Therefore we turn pass through his coast: but Sihon
again to thee now, that thou mayest gathered all his people together, and
go with us, and fight against the pitched in Jahaz, and fought against
children of Ammon, and be bour Israel.
head over all the inhabitants of Gil- 21 And the LORD God of Israel de-
ead.

livered Sihon and all his people into 9 And Jephthah said unto the elders the hand of Israel, and they smote Num. 21. 24. of Gilead, If ye bring me home again them: so Israel possessed all the land

33, 34.
to fight against the children of Am- of the Amorites, the inhabitants of
mon, and the Lord deliver them be- that country.
fore me, shall I be your head ? 22 And they possessed all the coasts - Deut. 2 Si.

10 And the elders of Gilead said of the Amorites, from Arnon even
unto Jephthah, “The Lord t be wit- unto Jabbok, and from the wilderness
ness between us, if we do not so ac- even unto Jordan.
cording to thy words.

23 So now the Lord God of Israel
11 Then Jephthah went with the hath dispossessed the Amorites from
elders of Gilead, and the people made before his people Israel, and shouldest
him i head and captain over them : thou possess it?

and Jephthah uttered all his words 24 Wilt not thou possess that which k ch. 10. 17. & * before the Lord in Mizpeh.

Chemosh thy god giveth thee to pos- Num. 21.22 12 | And Jephthah sent messengers sess? So whomsoever the LORD our Jer. 48. 7.

unto the king of the children of Am- God shall drive out from before us, about 1143. mon, saying, What hast thou to do them will we possess.

with me, that thou art come against 25 And now art thou anything
me to fight in my land ?

better than 'Balak the son of Zippor, Num. 22 2. 13 And the king of the children of king of Moab? did he ever strive

Ammon answered unto the messen- against Israel, or did he ever fight
1 Num. 21. 24, gers of Jephthah, 'Because Israel took against them,
25, 26.

away my land, when they came up 26 While Israel dwelt in Heshbon Num. 21. 25.
out of Egypt, from Arnon even un- and her towns, and in - Aroer and her Deut. 2. Si
to m Jabbok, and unto Jordan: now towns, and in all the cities that be
therefore restore those lands again along by the coasts of Arnon, three
peaceably.

hundred years ? why therefore did ye
14 And Jephthah sent messengers not recover them within that time?"
again unto the king of the children 27 Wherefore I have not sinned
of Ammon :

against thee, but thou doest me wrong 15 And said unto him, Thus saith to war against me: the LORD 'the Gen. 18. 5. n Deut.2. 9, 19. Jephthah, "Israel took not away the Judgekbe judge this day between the Gen. 16. 5. & land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Israel and the children of

24. 12, 15. children of Ammon :

Ammon. 16 But when Israel came up from 28 Howbeit the king of the chil• Num. 14. 25. Egypt, and walked through the wil- dren of Ammon hearkened not unto

derness unto the Red sea, and P came the words of Jephthah which he sent p Num. 13. 26. to Kadesh;

him. 17 Then Israel sent messengers 29 ( Then 'the Spirit of the LORD ch. S. 10. 9 Num. 20. 14. unto the king of Edom, saying, Let came upon Jephthah, and he passed

me, I pray thee, pass through thy over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passNum. 20. 18, land: "but the king of Edom would ed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from

not hearken thereto. And in like man- Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto
ner they sent unto the king of Moab; the children of Ammon.
but he would not consent : and Israel 30 And Jephthah mvowed a vow un-
sabode in Kadesh.

to the LORD, and said, If thou shalt
18 Then they went along through without fail deliver the children of
the wilderness, and compassed the Ammon into mine hands,

land of Edom, and the land of Moab, 31 Then it shall be, that whatso- + Heh. tha: u Num. 21. 11. and "came by the east side of the ever cometh forth of the doors of my Num. 21. 13. land of Moab, "and pitched on the house to meet me, when I return in

furih. other side of Amon, but came not peace from the children of Ammon,

See Josh. 24. 9.

m Gen. 32. 22

31.53. 1 Sam.

Deut. 1. 40. Josh. 5. 6.

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JUDGES.

The Ephraimites slain.

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ver. 11. Ex. 15 2.

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B. C. Dshall surely be the Lord's, loand mon, and didst not call us to go with B. C. about 1143, I will offer it up for a burnt offer- thee? we will burn thine house upon

about 1143. ing.

thee with fire.
32 [ So Jephthah passed over unto 2 And Jephthah said unto them, I
13 Lev. 27. the children of Ammon to fight against and my people were at great strife

them; and the Lord delivered them with the children of Ammon; and
into his hands.

when I called you, ye delivered me
33 And he smote them from Aroer, not out of their hands.
even till thou come to P Minnith, even 3 And when I saw that ye delivered
twenty cities, and unto ll the plain me not, I put my life in my hands, b 1 Sam. 19. 5.
of the vineyards, with a very great and passed over against the children
slaughter. Thus the children of Am- of Ammon, and the Lord delivered
mon were subdued before the children them into my hand: wherefore then
of Israel.

are ye come up unto me this day, ch. 10. 17.& 34 | And Jephthah came to 9 Miz- to fight against me?

peh unto his house, and, behold, 'his 4 Then Jephthah gathered together Sa 13.6. daughter came out to meet him with all the men of Gilead, and fought

timbrels and with dances : and she with Ephraim: and the men of Gil-
was his only child ; lbeside her he ead smote Ephraim, because they
had neither son nor daughter. said, Ye Gileadites are fugitives of C See 1 Sam.

35 And it came to pass, when he Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and

saw her, that he 'rent his clothes, among the Manassites. .(jen. 3729,

and said, Alas, my daughter! thou 5 And the Gileadites took the pas- a Josh. 22. 11.
hast brought me very low, and thou sages of Jordan before the Ephraim-
art one of them that trouble me : for ites : and it was so, when those Ephra-
I have opened my mouth unto the imites which were escaped said, Let
LORD, and "I cannot go back.

me go over, that the men of Gilead Ece 1.4,5.

36 And she said unto him, My fa- said unto him, Art thou an Ephraim-
ther, if thou hast opened thy mouth ite? If he said, Nay;
unto the LORD, * do to me according 6 Then said they unto him, Say
to that which hath proceeded out of now Shibboleth : and he said Sib- , Which sig.
thy mouth; forasmuch as Y the LORD boleth: for he could not frame to
hath taken vengeance for thee of pronounce it right. Then they took
thine enemies, even of the children him, and slew him at the passages
of Ammon.

of Jordan: and there fell at that time
37 And she said unto her father, of the Ephraimites forty and two

Let this thing be done for me: let thousand.
+ Het ge and me alone two months, that I may tgo 7 And Jephthah judged Israel six

up and down upon the mountains, years. Then died Jephthah the Gil- about 1137.
and bewail my virginity, I and my eadite, and was buried in one of the
fellows.

cities of Gilead.
38 And he said, Go. And he sent 81 And after him Ibzan of Beth-le-
her away for two months: and she hem judged Israel.
went with her companions, and be- 9 And he had thirty sons, and thirty
wailed her virginity upon the mount- daughters, whom he sent abroad, and
ains.

took in thirty daughters from abroad
39 And it came to pass at the end for his sons. And he judged Israel
of two months, that she returned seven years.
unto her father, who ? did with her 10 Then died Ibzan, and was buried
according to his vow which he had at Beth-lehem.
vowed: and she knew no man. And 11 | And after him Elon, a Zebu- about 1130.
it was a custom in Israel,

lonite, judged Israel ; and he judged 40 That the daughters of Israel Israel ten years. * Het from went t yearly to lament the daughter 12 And Elon the Zebulonite died, 10%, to talk of Jephthah the Gileadite four days and was buried in Aijalon in the

country of Zebulun.

13 And after him Abdon the son about 1120. CHAPTER XII.

of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel.
The Ephraimites, quarrelling with Jephthah, are d.. 14 And he had forty sons and thirty
tected by the word Shibboleth, and slain by the Gil.
erdites

. 7 Jephthah dieth. 8thzan, 11 Elon, 13 and 7 nephews, that rode on threescore
Abdon, successively judge Israel.

and ten ass colts : and he judged IsND - the men of Ephraim + gath- rael eight years.

15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the went northward, and said unto Jeph- Pirathonite died, and was buried in about 1112. thah, Wherefore passedst thou over Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, 'in 1 ch. 3. 13, 27. to fight against the children of Am- the mount of the Amalekites.

nitieth a
stream, or,
flood,
Ps. 69. 2, 15.
Is. 27. 12.

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Manoah and his wife.

JUDGES

The birth of Samson.

A of all

a ch. 2. 11. &

6. 1. & 10. 6.

ch. 6. 18.

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e ver. 14.

Luke 1. 15.

& Num. 6. 2.

h See 1 Sam.
7. 13.
2 Sam. 8. 1.
1 Chr. 18. 1.

i Deut. 33. 1.
1 Sam. 2. 27.
& 9. 6.

B. C.
CHAPTER XIII.

13 And the angel of the LORD said B. C. about 1161.

unto Manoah, Of all that I said unto about 1161.
Israel delivered into the hand of the Philistincs. 2 An
angel appeareth to Manoah's ucife, 8 and again to

the woman let her beware.
her and to Manoah. 15 Manoah' sacrifice, during 14 She may not eat of any thing that
which the angel is discovered. 24 Samson is born.

cometh of the vine, m neither let her m ver. 4. + Heb. added ND the children of Israel ta did drink wine or strong drink, nor eat to commit,c. 3. 7. & 4. 1. & LORD; and the LORD delivered them manded her let her observe.

Vinto the hand of the Philistines forty bi Sam. 12. 9.

15 | And Manoah said unto the angel years.

of the Lord, I pray thee, let us de-Gen. 18. 5. 2 | And there was a certain man of tain thee, until we shall have made e Josh. 19. 41. Zorah, of the family of the Danites, ready a kid + for thee.

† Heb. before whose name was Manoah ; and his 16 And the angel of the LORD said

wife was barren, and bare not. unto Manoah, Though thou detain
d ch. 6. 12. 3 And the dangel of the LORD ap- me, I will not eat of thy bread: and
Luke 1. 11,
13, 28, 31. peared unto the woman, and said un- if thou wilt offer a burnt offering,

to her, Behold now, thou art barren, thou must offer it unto the LORD.
and bearest not: but thou shalt con- For Manoah knew not that he was
ceive, and bear a son.

an angel of the Lord.
4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, 17 And Manoah said unto the angel

and drink not wine nor strong drink, of the Lord, What is thy name, that Num. 6. 2, 3.

and eat not any unclean thing: when thy sayings come to pass we

5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and may do thee honour? Num. 6. 5. bear a son ; and no 'razor shall come 18 And the angel of the Lord said 1 Sam. 1. 11.

on his head : for the child shall be 5 a unto him, "Why askest thou thus af- o Gen. 32. 2 Nazarite unto God from the womb : ter my name, seeing it is ll secret? 11 Or, toonder

ful,
and he shall h begin to deliver Israel 19 So Manoah took a kid with a 16. 9. 6
out of the hand of the Philistines. meat offering, Pand offered it upon a p ch. 6. 19,20

6 | Then the woman came and told rock unto the LORD: and the angel
her husband, saying, 'A man of God did wondrously; and Manoah and

came unto me, and his countenance his wife looked on.
1 Kings 17.24. was like the countenance of an angel 20 For it came to pass, when the

of God, very terrible: but I 'asked Aame went up toward heaven from

him not whence he was, neither told off the altar, that the angel of the 1 ver. 17, 18. he me his name:

LORD ascended in the flame of the 7 But he said unto me, Behold, thou altar : and Manoah and his wife shalt conceive, and bear a son ; and looked on it, and 4 fell on their faces 9 Lev. 9. 24.

1 Chr. 21. 16. now drink no wine nor strong drink, to the ground.

Ez. 1. 28
neither eat any unclean thing: for the 21 But the angel of the Lord did Matt. 17.6.
child shall be a Nazarite to God from no more appear to Manoah and to his
the womb to the day of his death. wife. Then Manoah knew that her ch. 6. 22

8 | Then Manoah entreated the was an angel of the Lord.
Lord, and said, O my Lord, let the 22 And Manoah said unto his wife,
man of God which thou didst send We shall surely die, because we have

Ex. SS. 20.
come again unto us, and teach us
seen God.

Deut 3 S. what we shall do unto the child that 23 But his wife said unto him, If shall be born.

the Lord were pleased to kill us, he 9 And God hearkened to the voice would not have received a burnt ofof Manoah; and the angel of God fering and a meat offering at our came again unto the woman as she hands, neither would he have shewed sat in the field : but Manoah her hus- us all these things, nor would as at band was not with her.

this time have told us such things as 10 And the woman made haste, and these. ran, and shewed her husband, and said 24 | And the woman bare a son, unto him, Behold, the man hath ap- and called his name 'Samson: and 1 Sam. 3. 19.

Luke . peared unto me, that came unto me the child grew, and the Lord bless

2. 52. the other day.

ed him. 11 And Manoah arose, and went af- 25 * And the Spirit of the LORD ter his wife, and came to the man, began to move him at times in t the Heb. Maha- !

and said unto him, Art thou the man camp of Dan y between Zorah and + He what that spakest unto the woman? And Eshtaol.

y Josh. 15. 33.

ch. 18. 11. manner of he said, I am.

CHAPTER XIV. the, fc.

12 And Manoah said, Now let thy Samron desireth a wife of the Philistines. 5 In his
words come to pass. How shall we

k Matt. 28. 3. Luke 9. 29. Acts 6. 15.

Gen. S2 SO

ch. 6. 22.

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journey he killeth a lion. 8 In a second journey he

findeth honey in the carcass. 10 Samson's marriage order the child, and I how shall we do feast. 12 His riddle is made knoton by his wife.

19 He slayeth and spoileth thirty Philistines. 20 unto him?

His wife is given to a nother.

11 Or, what shall he do? Heb. what shall be his work?

Samson's marriage feast.

JUDGES.

His riddle is made known.

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14 And he said unto them, Out of B. C. about 1141.

nath, and saw a woman in the eater came forth meat, and out about 1141.

Timnath of the daughters of the of the strong came forth sweetness.
Jost. 15. 10. Philistines.

And they could not in three days ex-
2 And he came up, and told his pound the riddle.
father and his mother, and said, I 15 And it came to pass on the sev-
have seen a woman in Timnath of enth day, that they said unto Sam-
the daughters of the Philistines : now son's wife, m Entice thy husband, that m ch. 16. 5.
therefore get her for me to wife. he may declare unto us the riddle,

3 Then his father and his mother - lest we burn thee and thy father's

said unto him, Is there never a woman house with fire: have ye called us 4 Gen. 23,4. among the daughters of a thy breth- t to take that we have ? is it not Heb. to posren, or among all my people, that so?

impoverish thou goest to take a wife of the un- 16 And Samson's wife wept before circumcised Philistines? And Sam- him, and said, Thou dost but hate

son said unto his father, Get her for me, and lovest me not: thou hast put Heb she is me ; for she pleaseth me well.

forth a riddle unto the children of 4 But his father and his mother my people, and hast not told it me. Josh 11. M knew not that it was 'of the LORD, And he said unto her, Behold, I have

that he sought an occasion against not told it my father nor my mother, 88 ? Chr. the Philistines : for at that time sthe and shall I tell it thee?

Philistines had dominion over Israel. 17 And she wept before him ll the Or, the rest
5 ( Then went Samson down, and sevėl days, while their feast lasted :

days, 6c.
his father and his mother, to Tim- and it came to pass on the seventh
nath, and came to the vineyards of day, that he told her, because she lay
Timnath : and, behold, a young lion sore upon him : and she told the rid-
roared tagainst him.

dle to the children of her people.
6 And the Spirit of the LORD came 18 And the men of the city said
1 s 1 Sam mightily upon him, and he rent him unto him on the seventh day before

as he would have rent a kid, and he the sun went down, What is sweeter
had nothing in his hand: but he told than honey ? and what is stronger
not his father or his mother what he than a lion? And he said unto them,
had done.

If ye had not ploughed with my heif-
7 And he went down, and talked er, ye had not found out my riddle.
with the woman; and she pleased 19 [ And Pthe Spirit of the LORD p ch. 3. 10. &
Samson well.

came upon him, and he went down
8 [ And after a time he returned to to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of
take her, and he turned aside to see them, and took their II spoil, and gave | Or, apparel.
the carcass of the lion : and, behold, change of garments unto them which
there was a swarm of bees and honey expounded the riddle. And his anger
in the carcass of the lion.

was kindled, and he went up to his
9 And he took thereof in his hands, father's house.
and went on eating, and came to his 20 But Samson's wife was given to 9 ch. 15. 2.
father and mother, and he gave them, his companion, whom he had used as
and they did eat: but he told not his friend.
them that he had taken the honey

CHAPTER XV.
out of the carcass of the lion.

Samson is denied his wife. 3 He burneth the Philis10 I So his father went down unto tines' corn by means of foces. 6 His wife and her the woman: and Samson made there

father are burnt by the Philistines; 7 for which

Samson smiteth them hip and thigh. 9 He is bound a feast; for so used the young men by the men of Judah, and delivered to the Philis

tines ; 14 of whom he killeth a thousand with the
to do.

jawbone of an ass. 18 God maketh a fountain for
11 And it came to pass, when they
saw him, that they brought thirty UT it came to

about 1140.
companions to be with him.

12 | And Samson said unto them, harvest, that Samson visited his wife 173.29. 1. I will now 'put forth a riddle unto with a kid; and he said, I will go in

you: if ye can certainly declare it me to my wife into the chamber. But 1 Gen. 2. 27. within the seven days of the feast, her father would not suffer him to

and find it out, then I will give you go in.
thirty Isheets and thirty 'change of

2 And her father said, I verily thought ? Rings 5.22 garments :

that thou hadst utterly hated her;
13 But if ye cannot declare it me, therefore I gave her to thy compan-
then shall ye give me thirty sheets ion: is not her younger sister fairer
and thirty change of garments. And than she ? † take her, I pray thee, in- + Heb; let her
they said unto him, Put forth thy stead of her.
riddle, that we may hear it.

3 | And Samson said concerning

13. 25.

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