Judges 14:1
New International Version
Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman.

New Living Translation
One day when Samson was in Timnah, one of the Philistine women caught his eye.

English Standard Version
Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines.

Berean Study Bible
One day Samson went down to Timnah, where he saw a young Philistine woman.

New American Standard Bible
Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.

King James Bible
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

Christian Standard Bible
Samson went down to Timnah and saw a young Philistine woman there.

Contemporary English Version
One day, Samson went to Timnah, where he saw a Philistine woman.

Good News Translation
One day Samson went down to Timnah, where he noticed a certain young Philistine woman.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samson went down to Timnah and saw a young Philistine woman there.

International Standard Version
A while later, Samson went down to Timnah and observed a woman in Timnah who was of Philistine origin.

NET Bible
Samson went down to Timnah, where a Philistine girl caught his eye.

New Heart English Bible
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines, and she was right in his eyes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Samson went to Timnah, he saw a young Philistine woman.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

New American Standard 1977
Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as Samson went down to Timnath, he saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

King James 2000 Bible
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

American King James Version
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

American Standard Version
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Sampson went down to Thamnatha, and saw a woman in Thamnatha of the daughters of the Philistines.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Samson went down to Thamnatlia, and seeing there a woman of the daughters of the Philistines,

Darby Bible Translation
And Samson went down to Timnathah, and saw a woman in Timnathah of the daughters of the Philistines.

English Revised Version
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

World English Bible
Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson goeth down to Timnath, and seeth a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines,
Study Bible
Samson's Marriage
1One day Samson went down to Timnah, where he saw a young Philistine woman. 2So he returned and told his father and his mother, “I have seen a daughter of the Philistines in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife.”…
Cross References
Genesis 38:13
When Tamar was told, "Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep,"

Joshua 15:10
The border curled westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, ran along the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Chesalon), went down to Beth-shemesh, and crossed to Timnah.

Judges 13:25
And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him at Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 14:2
So he returned and told his father and his mother, "I have seen a daughter of the Philistines in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife."

Treasury of Scripture

And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

Timnath

Genesis 38:12,13
And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite…

Joshua 15:10
And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:

Joshua 19:43
And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,

saw

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 34:1,2
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land…

2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.







Lexicon
One day Samson
שִׁמְשׁ֖וֹן (šim·šō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8123: Samson -- a deliverer of Israel

went down
וַיֵּ֥רֶד (way·yê·reḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Timnah,
תִּמְנָ֑תָה (tim·nā·ṯāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8553: Timnah -- 'territory', two cities in Judah

where he saw
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

a young Philistine
פְּלִשְׁתִּֽים׃ (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

woman.
מִבְּנ֥וֹת (mib·bə·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
(1) To Timnath.--This town, of which the site still retains the name Tibneh, is perhaps the same as that in Genesis 38:12, unless that be a town in the mountains of Judah, as Judah is there said to have "gone up" not as here, "down" to it. In Joshua 15:10 it is assigned to Judah, but appears to have been afterwards ceded to Dan (Joshua 19:45). The name means "a portion," and is found also in Timnath-serah, where Joshua was buried (Joshua 24:30).

Of the daughters of the Philistines.--This was against the spirit of the law, which forbad intermarriages with Canaanites (Exodus 34:16; Deuteronomy 7:3-4). The sequel showed the wisdom of the law (2Corinthians 6:14).

Verse 1. - Timnath, or, more correctly, Thimnathah, as in Joshua 19:43, a town in the tribe of Dan, the name of which survives in the modern Tibneh, about three miles south-west of Zorah (Judges 13:2, note). It may or may not be identical with Timnath in Genesis 38:12-14, and with Timnah in Joshua 15:10. It appears to have been in the possession of the Philistines at this time. 14:1-4 As far as Samson's marriage was a common case, it was weak and foolish of him to set his affections upon a daughter of the Philistines. Shall one, not only an Israelite, but a Nazarite, devoted to the Lord, covet to become one with a worshipper of Dagon? It does not appear that he had any reason to think her wise or virtuous, or any way likely to be a help meet for him; but he saw something in her agreeable to his fancy. He that, in the choice of a wife, is only guided by his eye, and governed by his fancy, must afterwards thank himself if he find a Philistine in his arms. Yet it was well done not to proceed till Samson had made his parents acquainted with the matter. Children ought not to marry, nor to move towards it, without the advice and consent of their parents. Samson's parents did well to dissuade him from yoking himself unequally with unbelievers. It seems that it pleased God to leave Samson to follow his own inclinations, intending to bring out good from his conduct; and his parents consented, because he was bent upon it. However, his example is not recorded for us to do likewise.
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