King James Bible
Then his father and his mother said4 unto him, [Is there] never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest6 to take2 a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said4 unto his father, Get3 her for me; for she pleaseth1 5869 me well.
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily4 upon him, and he rent17 him as he would have rent15 a kid, and [he had] nothing 3972 in his hand: but he told52 not his father or his mother what he had done.1
And he took4 thereof in his hands, and went4 on2 eating,2 and came4 to his father and mother, and he gave4 them, and they did eat:4 but he told52 not them that he had taken1 the honey out of the carcase of the lion.
And Samson said4 unto them, I will now put forth4 a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly53 declare55 it me within the seven days of the feast, and find [it] out,1 then I will give1 you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said4 unto Samson's wife, Entice16 thy husband, that he may declare55 unto us the riddle, lest we burn4 thee and thy father's house with fire: have ye called1 us to take that we have?2 [is it] not [so]?
And Samson's wife wept4 before him, and said,4 Thou dost but hate1 me, and lovest1 me not: thou hast put forth1 a riddle unto the children of my people, and hast not told52 [it] me. And he said4 unto her, Behold, I have not told52 [it] my father nor my mother, and shall I tell55 [it] thee?
And she wept4 before him the seven days, while their feast lasted:1 and it came to pass on the seventh day, that he told55 her, because she lay sore52 upon him: and she told55 the riddle to the children of her people.
And the men of the city said4 unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down,4 What [is] sweeter than honey? and what [is] stronger than a lion? And he said4 unto them, If ye had not plowed1 with my heifer, ye had not found out1 my riddle.
And the Spirit of the LORD came4 upon him, and he went down4 to Ashkelon, and slew55 thirty men of them, and took4 their spoil, and gave4 change of garments unto them which expounded56 the riddle. And his anger was kindled,4 and he went up4 to his father's house.
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