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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And his father went down to the woman, and Samson made a feast there; for so the young men used 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;
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[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
He scooped some of the honey into his hands and ate it along the way. He also gave some to his father and mother, and they ate it. But he didn't tell them he had taken the honey from the carcass of the lion.
When the bride's parents saw him, they selected thirty young men from the town to be his companions.
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