Judges 14:10
New International Version
Now his father went down to see the woman. And there Samson held a feast, as was customary for young men.

New Living Translation
As his father was making final arrangements for the marriage, Samson threw a party at Timnah, as was the custom for elite young men.

English Standard Version
His father went down to the woman, and Samson prepared a feast there, for so the young men used to do.

Berean Study Bible
Then his father went to visit the woman, and Samson prepared a feast there, as was customary for the bridegroom.

New American Standard Bible
Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson made a feast there, for the young men customarily did this.

King James Bible
So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

Christian Standard Bible
His father went to visit the woman, and Samson prepared a feast there, as young men were accustomed to do.

Contemporary English Version
While Samson's father went to make the final arrangements with the bride and her family, Samson threw a big party, as grooms usually did.

Good News Translation
His father went to the woman's house, and Samson gave a banquet there. This was a custom among the young men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His father went to visit the woman, and Samson prepared a feast there, as young men were accustomed to do.

International Standard Version
Later on, when his father went down to visit the woman, Samson threw a party there, since young men customarily did this.

NET Bible
Then Samson's father accompanied him to Timnah for the marriage. Samson hosted a party there, for this was customary for bridegrooms to do.

New Heart English Bible
His father went down to the woman, and Samson made a feast there, since young men used to do so.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After his father went to see the woman, Samson threw a party. (This is what young men used to do.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his father went down unto the woman; and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

New American Standard 1977
Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson made a feast there, for the young men customarily did this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So his father went down unto the woman; and Samson made a banquet there, for the young men used to do so.

King James 2000 Bible
So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

American King James Version
So his father went down to the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

American Standard Version
And his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And his father went down to the woman, and Sampson made there a banquet for seven days, for so the young men are used to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So his father went down to the woman, and made a feast for his son Samson: for so the young men used to do.

Darby Bible Translation
And his father went down to the woman, and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

English Revised Version
And his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

Webster's Bible Translation
So his father went down to the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

World English Bible
His father went down to the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

Young's Literal Translation
And his father goeth down unto the woman, and Samson maketh there a banquet, for so the young men do;
Study Bible
Samson's Riddle
9So he scooped some honey into his hands and ate it as he went along. When he returned to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion’s carcass. 10Then his father went to visit the woman, and Samson prepared a feast there, as was customary for the bridegroom. 11And when the Philistines saw him, they selected thirty men to accompany him.…
Cross References
Judges 14:9
So he scooped some honey into his hands and ate it as he went along. When he returned to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion's carcass.

Judges 14:11
And when the Philistines saw him, they selected thirty men to accompany him.

Treasury of Scripture

So his father went down to the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.

made there

Genesis 29:22
And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast.

Esther 1:7
And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.

Ecclesiastes 10:19
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.







Lexicon
Then his father
אָבִ֖יהוּ (’ā·ḇî·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

went
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
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

visit the woman,
הָאִשָּׁ֑ה (hā·’iš·šāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

and Samson
שִׁמְשׁוֹן֙ (šim·šō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8123: Samson -- a deliverer of Israel

prepared
וַיַּ֨עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a feast
מִשְׁתֶּ֔ה (miš·teh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4960: Drink, drinking, a banquet, feast

there,
שָׁ֤ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

as
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

was customary
יַעֲשׂ֖וּ (ya·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

for the bridegroom.
הַבַּחוּרִֽים׃ (hab·ba·ḥū·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 970: Selected, a youth
(10) Went down unto the woman.--Formally, to claim her as the bride of his son.

Made there a feast.--According to the universal custom in all ages (Genesis 29:22; Revelation 19:9). The LXX. add the words "seven days." (Comp. Genesis 29:27.)

Verse 10. - So his father went down. It is not clear what is meant by this mention of his father alone; but it was probably some part of the wedding etiquette that the father should go to the bride first alone; perhaps, as Kimehi says, to give her notice of the bridegroom's approach, that she might get ready. Among the preparations may have been the selection of the thirty young men to be "the children of the bride-chamber" (Matthew 9:15). As these were all Philistines, the inference is that they were selected by the bride, just as with us the bride has the privilege of choosing the minister who is to officiate at the marriage. 14:10-20 Samson's riddle literally meant no more than that he had got honey, for food and for pleasure, from the lion, which in its strength and fury was ready to devour him. But the victory of Christ over Satan, by means of his humiliation, agonies, and death, and the exaltation that followed to him, with the glory thence to the Father, and spiritual advantages to his people, seem directly alluded to. And even death, that devouring monster, being robbed of his sting, and stripped of his horror, forwards the soul to the realms of bliss. In these and other senses, out of the eater comes forth meat, and out of the strong, sweetness. Samson's companions obliged his wife to get the explanation from him. A worldly wife, or a worldly friend, is to a godly man as an enemy in the camp, who will watch every opportunity to betray him. No union can be comfortable or lasting, where secrets cannot be intrusted, without danger of being divulged. Satan, in his temptations, could not do us the mischief he does, if he did not plough with the heifer of our corrupt nature. His chief advantage against us arises from his correspondence with our deceitful hearts and inbred lusts. This proved an occasion of weaning Samson from his new relations. It were well for us, if the unkindness we meet with from the world, and our disappointments in it, obliged us by faith and prayer to return to our heavenly Father's house, and to rest there. See how little confidence is to be put in man. Whatever pretence of friendship may be made, a real Philistine will soon be weary of a true Israelite.
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