Judges 14:18
559 [e]   18
way·yō·mə·rū   18
וַיֹּ֣אמְרוּ   18
So said   18
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConsecImperf‑3mp   18
 
lōw
לוֹ֩
to him
Prep | 3ms
376 [e]
’an·šê
אַנְשֵׁ֨י
the men
N‑mpc
5892 [e]
hā·‘îr
הָעִ֜יר
of the city
Art | N‑fs
3117 [e]
bay·yō·wm
בַּיּ֣וֹם
on the day
Prep‑b, Art | N‑ms
7637 [e]
haš·šə·ḇî·‘î,
הַשְּׁבִיעִ֗י
seventh
Art | Number‑oms
2962 [e]
bə·ṭe·rem
בְּטֶ֙רֶם֙
before
Prep‑b | Adv
  
 

 
 
 935 [e]
yā·ḇō
יָבֹ֣א
went down
V‑Qal‑Imperf‑3ms
2775 [e]
ha·ḥar·sāh,
הַחַ֔רְסָה
the sun
Art | N‑ms | 3fs
4100 [e]
mah-
מַה־
what [is]
Interrog
4966 [e]
mā·ṯō·wq
מָּת֣וֹק
sweeter
Adj‑ms
  
 
؟
 
 
 1706 [e]
mid·də·ḇaš,
מִדְּבַ֔שׁ
than honey
Prep‑m | N‑ms
4100 [e]
ū·meh
וּמֶ֥ה
and what [is]
Conj‑w | Interrog
5794 [e]
‘az
עַ֖ז
stronger
Adj‑ms
  
 
؟
 
 
 738 [e]
mê·’ă·rî;
מֵאֲרִ֑י
than a lion
Prep‑m | N‑ms
559 [e]
way·yō·mer
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר
and he said
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConsecImperf‑3ms
 
lā·hem,
לָהֶ֔ם
to them
Prep | 3mp
3884 [e]
lū·lê
לוּלֵא֙
if not
Conj
2790 [e]
ḥă·raš·tem
חֲרַשְׁתֶּ֣ם
you had plowed
V‑Qal‑Perf‑2mp
  
 

 
 
 5697 [e]
bə·‘eḡ·lā·ṯî,
בְּעֶגְלָתִ֔י
with my heifer
Prep‑b | N‑fsc | 1cs
3808 [e]

לֹ֥א
not
Adv‑NegPrt
4672 [e]
mə·ṣā·ṯem
מְצָאתֶ֖ם
You would have solved
V‑Qal‑Perf‑2mp
  
 
.
 
 
 2420 [e]
ḥî·ḏā·ṯî.
חִידָתִֽי׃
my riddle
N‑fsc | 1cs








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the seventh day, before sunset , the men of the city said to him: What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion? So he said to them: If you hadn’t plowed with my young cow, you wouldn’t know my riddle now!

New American Standard Bible
So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."

King James Bible
And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What [is] sweeter than honey? and what [is] stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
Parallel Verses
International Standard Version
Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What's sweeter than honey? What's stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

American Standard Version
And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.

Young's Literal Translation
And the men of the city say to him on the seventh day, before the sun goeth in: -- 'What is sweeter than honey? And what stronger than a lion?' And he saith to them: 'Unless ye had ploughed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.'
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