New Living Translation
When the bride's parents saw him, they selected thirty young men from the town to be his companions.
King James Bible
And it came to pass, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the people saw him, they brought thirty companions to be with him.
World English Bible
It happened, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass when they see him, that they take thirty companions, and they are with him.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:11 Saw him - Or, observed him, his stature, and strength, and countenance, and carriage, which were extraordinary. Brought - Partly in compliance with the custom of having bride - men; though they were not so numerous; but principally by way of caution, and as a guard put upon him under a pretence of respect and affection.
LibraryThe Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
[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.
As his father was making final arrangements for the marriage, Samson threw a party at Timnah, as was the custom for elite young men.
Samson said to them, "Let me tell you a riddle. If you solve my riddle during these seven days of the celebration, I will give you thirty fine linen robes and thirty sets of festive clothing.
Song of Solomon 5:1
I have entered my garden, my treasure, my bride! I gather myrrh with my spices and eat honeycomb with my honey. I drink wine with my milk. Oh, lover and beloved, eat and drink! Yes, drink deeply of your love!
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