Judges 15:3
New International Version
Samson said to them, "This time I have a right to get even with the Philistines; I will really harm them."

New Living Translation
Samson said, “This time I cannot be blamed for everything I am going to do to you Philistines.”

English Standard Version
And Samson said to them, “This time I shall be innocent in regard to the Philistines, when I do them harm.”

Berean Study Bible
Samson said to them, “This time I will be blameless in doing harm to the Philistines.”

King James Bible
And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure.

New King James Version
And Samson said to them, “This time I shall be blameless regarding the Philistines if I harm them!”

New American Standard Bible
Samson then said to them, “This time I will have been blameless regarding the Philistines when I do them harm.”

NASB 1995
Samson then said to them, "This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines when I do them harm."

NASB 1977
Samson then said to them, “This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines when I do them harm.”

Amplified Bible
Samson said to them, “This time I shall be blameless in regard to the Philistines when I do them harm.”

Christian Standard Bible
Samson said to them, “This time I will be blameless when I harm the Philistines.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samson said to them, "This time I won't be responsible when I harm the Philistines."

American Standard Version
And Samson said unto them, This time shall I be blameless in regard of the Philistines, when I do them a mischief.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Samson said to them: “I am more blameless than the Philistines, because I do evil with you”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Sampson said to them, Even for once am I guiltless with regard to the Philistines, in that I do mischief among them.

Contemporary English Version
"This time," Samson answered, "I have a good reason for really hurting some Philistines."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samson answered him: From this day I shall be blameless in what I do against the Philistines: for I will do you evils.

English Revised Version
And Samson said unto them, This time shall I be blameless in regard of the Philistines, when I do them a mischief.

Good News Translation
Samson said, "This time I'm not going to be responsible for what I do to the Philistines!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson said to him, "This time I won't be guilty when I get even with the Philistines, even though I'm going to do something terrible to them."

International Standard Version
Samson replied to them, "This time I'll be blameless when I do something evil to the Philistines."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samson said unto them: 'This time shall I be quits with the Philistines, when I do them a mischief.'

Literal Standard Version
And Samson says of them, “I am more innocent this time than the Philistines, though I am doing evil with them.”

NET Bible
Samson said to them, "This time I am justified in doing the Philistines harm!"

New Heart English Bible
Samson said to him, "This time I will be blameless in regard of the Philistines, when I harm them."

World English Bible
Samson said to them, "This time I will be blameless in regard of the Philistines, when I harm them."

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson saith of them, 'I am more innocent this time than the Philistines, though I am doing with them evil.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samson's Revenge
2“I was sure that you thoroughly hated her,” said her father, “so I gave her to one of the men who accompanied you. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please take her instead.” 3Samson said to them, “This time I will be blameless in doing harm to the Philistines.” 4Then Samson went out and caught three hundred foxes. And he took torches, turned the foxes tail-to-tail, and fastened a torch between each pair of tails.…

Cross References
Judges 15:2
"I was sure that you thoroughly hated her," said her father, "so I gave her to one of the men who accompanied you. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please take her instead."

Judges 15:4
Then Samson went out and caught three hundred foxes. And he took torches, turned the foxes tail-to-tail, and fastened a torch between each pair of tails.

2 Samuel 14:30
Then Absalom said to his servants, "Look, Joab's field is next to mine, and he has barley there. Go and set it on fire!" And Absalom's servants set the field on fire.


Treasury of Scripture

And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure.

Judges 14:15
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said unto Samson's wife, Entice thy husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn thee and thy father's house with fire: have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?









(3) Concerning them.--There is no reason for this rendering. It should be to them. The Vulg. has cui, and the LXX. "to them," or "to him."

Now--i.e., This time. He means that his second act of vengeance will at least have more excuse than his assault on the Askelonites.

More blameless than the Philistines.--Rather, innocent as regards the Philistines. The words are somewhat obscure. Ewald renders them--

"This time I am quit of the Philistines,

If 'tis evil I think of doing them."

Verse 3. - I shall be more blameless than the Philistines. The phrase rather means, I shall be blameless (or guiltless) before the Philistines, i.e. in relation to the Philistines, - they will have nothing to lay to my charge; my revenge will be a just one, - as in Numbers 32:22: Then shall ye be guiltless before the Lord, and be. fore Israel. He means that so grievous an injury as he had received in having his wife taken from him and given to a Philistine will justify any requitals on his part.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to them,
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

“This time
הַפַּ֖עַם (hap·pa·‘am)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

I will be blameless
נִקֵּ֥יתִי (niq·qê·ṯî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

in doing
עֹשֶׂ֥ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

harm
רָעָֽה׃ (rā·‘āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

to the Philistines.”
מִפְּלִשְׁתִּ֑ים (mip·pə·liš·tîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia


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