and Samson's wife becometh his companion's, who is his friend.
Judges 14:20 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion - This was the same kind of person who is called the friend of the bridegroom, John 3:29. And it is very likely that she loved this person better than she loved her husband, and went to him as soon as Samson had gone to his father's house at Zorah. She might, however, have thought herself abandoned by him, and therefore took another; this appears to have been the persuasion of her father, Judges 15:2. But her betraying his secret and his interests to his enemies was a full proof he was not very dear to her; though, to persuade him to the contrary, she shed many crocodile tears; see Judges 14:16. He could not keep his own secret, and he was fool enough to suppose that another would be more faithful to him than he was to himself. Multitudes complain of the treachery of friends betraying their secrets, etc., never considering that they themselves have been their first betrayers, in confiding to others what they pretend to wish should be a secret to the whole world! If a man never let his secret out of his own bosom, it is impossible that he should ever be betrayed.
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Judges 15:2 And her father said, I truly thought that you had utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to your companion...
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 the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies...
Micah 7:5 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of your mouth from her that lies in your bosom.
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, which stands and hears him...
John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled...
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