Judges 14:20
Parallel Verses
New International Version
And Samson's wife was given to one of his companions who had attended him at the feast.

New Living Translation
So his wife was given in marriage to the man who had been Samson's best man at the wedding.

English Standard Version
And Samson’s wife was given to his companion, who had been his best man.

New American Standard Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion who had been his friend.

King James Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and his wife was given to one of the men who had accompanied him.

International Standard Version
and Samson's wife went to the best man at his wedding.

NET Bible
Samson's bride was then given to his best man.

New Heart English Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, who had been his friend.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson's wife was given to his best man.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had had for his friend.

New American Standard 1977
But Samson’s wife was given to his companion who had been his friend.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, who had fed him before.

King James 2000 Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his best man.

American King James Version
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

American Standard Version
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But his wife took one of his friends and bridal companions for her husband.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samson's wife was [given] to his companion, whom he had made his friend.

English Revised Version
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

World English Bible
But Samson's wife was [given] to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Young's Literal Translation
and Samson's wife becometh his companion's, who is his friend.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
14:10-20 Samson's riddle literally meant no more than that he had got honey, for food and for pleasure, from the lion, which in its strength and fury was ready to devour him. But the victory of Christ over Satan, by means of his humiliation, agonies, and death, and the exaltation that followed to him, with the glory thence to the Father, and spiritual advantages to his people, seem directly alluded to. And even death, that devouring monster, being robbed of his sting, and stripped of his horror, forwards the soul to the realms of bliss. In these and other senses, out of the eater comes forth meat, and out of the strong, sweetness. Samson's companions obliged his wife to get the explanation from him. A worldly wife, or a worldly friend, is to a godly man as an enemy in the camp, who will watch every opportunity to betray him. No union can be comfortable or lasting, where secrets cannot be intrusted, without danger of being divulged. Satan, in his temptations, could not do us the mischief he does, if he did not plough with the heifer of our corrupt nature. His chief advantage against us arises from his correspondence with our deceitful hearts and inbred lusts. This proved an occasion of weaning Samson from his new relations. It were well for us, if the unkindness we meet with from the world, and our disappointments in it, obliged us by faith and prayer to return to our heavenly Father's house, and to rest there. See how little confidence is to be put in man. Whatever pretence of friendship may be made, a real Philistine will soon be weary of a true Israelite.
Study Bible
Samson's Riddle
19Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of them and took their spoil and gave the changes of clothes to those who told the riddle. And his anger burned, and he went up to his father's house. 20But Samson's wife was given to his companion who had been his friend.
Cross References
Judges 15:2
Her father said, "I really thought that you hated her intensely; so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please let her be yours instead."

Song of Solomon 5:1
"I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers."
Treasury of Scripture

But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

given to

Judges 15:2 And her father said, I truly thought that you had utterly hated her; …

his friend

Psalm 55:12,13 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it…

Jeremiah 9:5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak …

Micah 7:5 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep …

Matthew 26:49,50 And immediately he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him…

John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, …

John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture …

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