Judges 14:12
Parallel Verses
New Living Translation
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.

King James Bible
And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:

Darby Bible Translation
And Samson said to them, "Let me now put a riddle to you; if you can tell me what it is, within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments;

World English Bible
Samson said to them, "Let me tell you a riddle now. If you can declare it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing;

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson saith to them, 'Let me, I pray you, put forth to you a riddle; if ye certainly declare it to me in the seven days of the banquet, and have found it out, then I have given to you thirty linen shirts, and thirty changes of garments;

Judges 14:12 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

14:12 Seven days - For so long marriage - feasts lasted. Sheets - Fine linen - clothes, which were used for many purposes in those parts. Changes - Suits of apparel.

Judges 14:12 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The 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.
"Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before Me; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place."--2 Kings
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Judges
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
Genesis 45:22
And he gave each of them new clothes--but to Benjamin he gave five changes of clothes and 300 pieces of silver.

Judges 14:11
When the bride's parents saw him, they selected thirty young men from the town to be his companions.

Judges 14:13
But if you can't solve it, then you must give me thirty fine linen robes and thirty sets of festive clothing." "All right," they agreed, "let's hear your riddle."

1 Kings 10:1
When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's fame, which brought honor to the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.

2 Kings 5:5
"Go and visit the prophet," the king of Aram told him. "I will send a letter of introduction for you to take to the king of Israel." So Naaman started out, carrying as gifts 750 pounds of silver, 150 pounds of gold, and ten sets of clothing.

2 Kings 5:22
"Yes," Gehazi said, "but my master has sent me to tell you that two young prophets from the hill country of Ephraim have just arrived. He would like 75 pounds of silver and two sets of clothing to give to them."

Proverbs 31:24
She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants.

Jump to Previous
Change Changes Clothes Clothing Declare Indeed Linen Propose Propound Raiment Riddle Samson Sets Seven Sheets Thirty Within Wraps
Jump to Next
Change Changes Clothes Clothing Declare Indeed Linen Propose Propound Raiment Riddle Samson Sets Seven Sheets Thirty Within Wraps
Links
Judges 14:12 NIV
Judges 14:12 NLT
Judges 14:12 ESV
Judges 14:12 NASB
Judges 14:12 KJV

Judges 14:12 Bible Apps
Judges 14:12 Biblia Paralela
Judges 14:12 Chinese Bible
Judges 14:12 French Bible
Judges 14:12 German Bible

Judges 14:12 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Judges 14:11
Top of Page
Top of Page