Judges 15:7
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New International Version
Samson said to them, "Since you've acted like this, I swear that I won't stop until I get my revenge on you."

King James Bible
And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

Darby Bible Translation
And Samson said to them, If ye act thus, for a certainty I will avenge myself on you, and then I will cease.

World English Bible
Samson said to them, "If you behave like this, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease."

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson saith to them, 'Though ye do thus, nevertheless I am avenged on you, and afterwards I cease!'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Burnt her and her father - This was probably done to appease Samson: as they saw he had been unjustly treated both by his wife and her father; therefore they destroyed them both, that they might cause his wrath to cease from them. And this indeed seems intimated in the following verse: And Samson said - Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you; that is, I am not yet satisfied: ye have done me great wrongs, I must have proportionate redress; then I shall rest satisfied.

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Judges 14:4,19 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines...

Romans 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay...

Whether the Degrees of Prophecy Can be Distinguished According to the Imaginary vision?
Objection 1: It would seem that the degrees of prophecy cannot be distinguished according to the imaginary vision. For the degrees of a thing bear relation to something that is on its own account, not on account of something else. Now, in prophecy, intellectual vision is sought on its own account, and imaginary vision on account of something else, as stated above (A[2], ad 2). Therefore it would seem that the degrees of prophecy are distinguished not according to imaginary, but only according to
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 15:6
When the Philistines asked, "Who did this?" they were told, "Samson, the Timnite's son-in-law, because his wife was given to his companion." So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death.

Judges 15:8
He attacked them viciously and slaughtered many of them. Then he went down and stayed in a cave in the rock of Etam.

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