Judges 14:8
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
7725 [e]וַיָּ֤שָׁב
way-yā-šāḇ
And when he returnedConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3117 [e]מִיָּמִים֙
mî-yā-mîm
after some timePrep-m | N-mp
3947 [e]לְקַחְתָּ֔הּ
lə-qaḥ-tāh,
to get herPrep-l | V-Qal-Inf | 3fs
5493 [e]וַיָּ֣סַר
way-yā-sar
and he turned asideConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
7200 [e]לִרְא֔וֹת
lir-’ō-wṯ,
to seePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
853 [e]אֵ֖ת
’êṯ
-DirObjM
4658 [e]מַפֶּ֣לֶת
map-pe-leṯ
the carcassN-fsc
738 [e]הָאַרְיֵ֑ה
hā-’ar-yêh;
of the lionArt | N-ms
2009 [e]וְהִנֵּ֨ה
wə-hin-nêh
and beholdConj-w | Interjection
5712 [e]עֲדַ֧ת
‘ă-ḏaṯ
a swarmN-fsc
1682 [e]דְּבוֹרִ֛ים
də-ḇō-w-rîm
of bees [were]N-fp
1472 [e]בִּגְוִיַּ֥ת
biḡ-wî-yaṯ
in the carcassPrep-b | N-fsc
738 [e]הָאַרְיֵ֖ה
hā-’ar-yêh
of the lionArt | N-ms
1706 [e]וּדְבָֽשׁ׃
ū-ḏə-ḇāš.
and honeyConj-w | N-ms









Hebrew Texts
שופטים 14:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיָּ֤שָׁב מִיָּמִים֙ לְקַחְתָּ֔הּ וַיָּ֣סַר לִרְאֹ֔ות אֵ֖ת מַפֶּ֣לֶת הָאַרְיֵ֑ה וְהִנֵּ֨ה עֲדַ֧ת דְּבֹורִ֛ים בִּגְוִיַּ֥ת הָאַרְיֵ֖ה וּדְבָֽשׁ׃

שופטים 14:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וישב מימים לקחתה ויסר לראות את מפלת האריה והנה עדת דבורים בגוית האריה ודבש׃

שופטים 14:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וישב מימים לקחתה ויסר לראות את מפלת האריה והנה עדת דבורים בגוית האריה ודבש׃

שופטים 14:8 Hebrew Bible
וישב מימים לקחתה ויסר לראות את מפלת האריה והנה עדת דבורים בגוית האריה ודבש׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

King James Bible
And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After some time, when he returned to get her, he left the road to see the lion's carcass, and there was a swarm of bees with honey in the carcass.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to take her

Genesis 29:21 And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, …

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD …

a swarm. It is probable, that the flesh had been entirely consumed off the bones, which had become dry; and the body having been throw into some private place, (for Samson turned aside to visit it,) a swarm of bees had formed their combs in the cavity of the dry ribs, or region of the thorax; nor was it a more improper place than a hollow rock.

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