Judges 15:7
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New International Version
Samson said to them, "Since you've acted like this, I swear that I won't stop until I get my revenge on you."

New Living Translation
"Because you did this," Samson vowed, "I won't rest until I take my revenge on you!"

English Standard Version
And Samson said to them, “If this is what you do, I swear I will be avenged on you, and after that I will quit.”

New American Standard Bible
Samson said to them, "Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit."

King James Bible
And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Samson told them, "Because you did this, I swear that I won't rest until I have taken vengeance on you."

International Standard Version
Samson replied to them, "Because you did this, I'm not going to stop until I get my revenge against you!"

NET Bible
Samson said to them, "Because you did this, I will get revenge against you before I quit fighting."

New Heart English Bible
Samson said to them, "Because you did this, I will surely take revenge on you, and after that I will cease."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson said to them, "If that's how you're going to act, I'll get even with you before I stop."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samson said unto them: 'If ye do after this manner, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.'

New American Standard 1977
And Samson said to them, “Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

King James 2000 Bible
And Samson said unto them, Though you have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

American King James Version
And Samson said to them, Though you have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

American Standard Version
And Samson said unto them, If ye do after this manner, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Samson said to them: Although you have done this, yet will I be revenged of you, and then I will be quiet.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samson said to them, If ye act thus, for a certainty I will avenge myself on you, and then I will cease.

English Revised Version
And Samson said unto them, If ye do after this manner, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Samson said to them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

World English Bible
Samson said to them, "If you behave like this, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease."

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson saith to them, 'Though ye do thus, nevertheless I am avenged on you, and afterwards I cease!'
Study Bible
Samson Defeats the Philistines
6Then the Philistines said, "Who did this?" And they said, "Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took his wife and gave her to his companion." So the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire. 7Samson said to them, "Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit." 8He struck them ruthlessly with a great slaughter; and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.…
Cross References
Judges 15:6
Then the Philistines said, "Who did this?" And they said, "Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took his wife and gave her to his companion." So the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire.

Judges 15:8
He struck them ruthlessly with a great slaughter; and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
Treasury of Scripture

And Samson said to them, Though you have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

though

Judges 14:4,19 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that …

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: …

(7) Though ye have done this.--The rendering of these words is involved in the same obscurity as other details of the narrative. They may mean, "If ye act thus, then will I be avenged on you before I have done;" and perhaps the verse implies, "as long as you avenge yourselves, I mean to retaliate."

Verse 7. - And Samson said, etc. There are two ways of understanding Samson's speech: one, with the A.V., as meaning to say that though the Philistines had taken his part, and repudiated all fellowship in the shameful deed of the Thimnathite and her father, yet he would have his full revenge upon them; the other, translating the particle in its more common sense of if, makes him say, "If this is the way you treat me, be sure I will not cease till I have had my full revenge." This is perhaps on the whole the most probable meaning. It still leaves it uncertain whether the Philistines meant to do Samson justice, or to do him an additional injury, by putting his wife and her father to death. And Samson said unto them,.... After they had burnt his wife and her father in their dwelling house, by which they thought to appease him, being afraid of him:

though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you; not for burning his wife and father-in-law; his sense is, that though they had done this, in order to ingratiate themselves with him, yet he should not stop on this account, but be avenged on them, not for private injuries done to him, or any that had been in connection with him, but for public injuries done to Israel, and their oppression of them:

and after that I will cease; when he had taken full vengeance on them, and not before. 7. Samson said …, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you—By that act the husbandmen had been the instruments in avenging his private and personal wrongs. But as a judge, divinely appointed to deliver Israel, his work of retribution was not yet accomplished.15:1-8 When there are differences between relations, let those be reckoned the wisest and best, who are most forward to forgive or forget, and most willing to stoop and yield for the sake of peace. In the means which Samson employed, we must look at the power of God supplying them, and making them successful, to mortify the pride and punish the wickedness of the Philistines. The Philistines threatened Samson's wife that they would burn her and her father's house. She, to save herself and oblige her countrymen, betrayed her husband; and the very thing that she feared, and by sin sought to avoid, came upon her! She, and her father's house, were burnt with fire, and by her countrymen, whom she thought to oblige by the wrong she did to her husband. The mischief we seek to escape by any unlawful practices, we often pull down upon our own heads.
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