Judges 15:2
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English Standard Version
And her father said, “I really thought that you utterly hated her, so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please take her instead.”

King James Bible
And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

American Standard Version
And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I thought thou hadst hated her, and therefore I gave her to thy friend: but she hath a sister, who is younger and fairer than she, take her to wife instead of her.

English Revised Version
And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On the seventh day they said to Samson's wife, "Persuade thy husband to show us the riddle," sc., through thee, without his noticing it, "lest we burn thee and thy father's house with fire. Have ye invited us to make us poor; is it not so?" In this threat the barbarism and covetousness of the Philistines came openly to light. הלירשׁנוּ without Metheg in the י is the inf. Kal of ירשׁ, to make poor-a meaning derived from inheriting, not the Piel of ירשׁ equals רוּשׁ, to be poor. הלא, nonne, strengthens the interrogative clause, and has not the signification "here" equals הלם. Samson's wife, however, wept over him, i.e., urged him with tears in her eyes, and said, "Thou dost but hate me, and lovest me not; thou hast put forth a riddle unto the children of my people (my countrymen), and hast not shown it to me." חדתּה is from חוּד. Samson replied, that he had not even shown it to his father and mother, "and shall I show it to thee?"

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I verily

Judges 14:16,20 And Samson's wife wept before him, and said, You do but hate me, and love me not...

Acts 26:9 I truly thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

gave

Judges 14:20 But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Genesis 38:14 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place...

take her. Heb. let her be thine

Cross References
Judges 14:20
And Samson's wife was given to his companion, who had been his best man.

Judges 15:3
And Samson said to them, "This time I shall be innocent in regard to the Philistines, when I do them harm."

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