Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“Let me tell you a riddle,” Samson said to them. “If you can explain it to me during the seven days of the feast and figure it out, I will give you 30 linen garments and 30 changes of clothes.

New American Standard Bible

Then Samson said to them, "Let me now propound a riddle to you; if you will indeed tell it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes.

King James Version

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:

International Standard Version

"Let me tell you a riddle," Samson told them. "If you can solve it during this week-long festival, I'll give you 30 linen garments and 30 formal garments.

A Conservative Version

And Samson said to them, Let me now put forth a riddle to you. If ye 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 raiment,

American Standard Version

And Samson said unto them, Let me now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can declare it unto me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of raiment;

Amplified

And Samson said to them, I will now put forth 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 undergarments and thirty changes of raiment.

Bible in Basic English

And Samson said, Now I have a hard question for you: if you are able to give me the answer before the seven days of the feast are over, I will give you thirty linen robes and thirty changes of clothing;

Darby 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;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

unto whom Samson said, I will now put forth an enigma unto you, which if ye can declare it and discover it to me within the seven days of the banquet, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments.

Julia Smith Translation

And Samson will say to them, I will propose to you an enigma: if announcing, ye shall announce it to me in seven days of the drinking, and ye find out, and I will give to you thirty wide garments and thirty exchanges of garments:

King James 2000

And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if you can certainly 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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Samson said to them, "Let me tell you a riddle. If you can fully explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find [it out], I will give to you thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments.

Modern King James verseion

And Samson said to them, I will now put forth a riddle to you. If you certainly tell it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen blouses and thirty changes of garments.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Samson said unto them, "I will put forth a riddle unto you. And if you can declare it within seven days of the feast and find it out, I will give you thirty shirts and thirty changes of garments:

NET Bible

Samson said to them, "I will give you a riddle. If you really can solve it during the seven days the party lasts, I will give you thirty linen robes and thirty sets of clothes.

New Heart English Bible

Samson said to them, "Let me now put forth a riddle to you. If you can explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, and figure it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing.

The Emphasized Bible

And Samson said unto them, I pray you let me put you forth a riddle, - if ye, tell, it me, within the seven days of the banquet, and find it out, then will I give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of raiment;

Webster

And Samson said to them, I will now propose a riddle to 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:

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;

Youngs 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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמשׁון 
Shimshown 
Usage: 38

unto them, I will now put forth
חוּד 
Chuwd 
Usage: 4

a riddle
חידה 
Chiydah 
Usage: 17

נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

it me within the seven
שׁבעה שׁבע 
Sheba` 
Usage: 395

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

of the feast
משׁתּה 
Mishteh 
Usage: 46

and find it out
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

then I will give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

שׁלשׁים שׁלושׁים 
Sh@lowshiym 
Usage: 172

סדין 
Cadiyn 
Usage: 4

and thirty
שׁלשׁים שׁלושׁים 
Sh@lowshiym 
Usage: 172

חליפה 
Chaliyphah 
Usage: 12

Context Readings

Samson Marries

11 When the Philistines saw him, they brought 30 men to accompany him. 12 “Let me tell you a riddle,” Samson said to them. “If you can explain it to me during the seven days of the feast and figure it out, I will give you 30 linen garments and 30 changes of clothes. 13 But if you can’t explain it to me, you must give me 30 linen garments and 30 changes of clothes.”“Tell us your riddle,” they replied. “Let’s hear it.”



Cross References

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of the brothers changes of clothes, but he gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

Ezekiel 17:2

“Son of man, pose a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel.

1 Kings 10:1

The queen of Sheba heard about Solomon’s fame connected with the name of Yahweh and came to test him with difficult questions.

2 Kings 5:5

Therefore, the king of Aram said, “Go and I will send a letter with you to the king of Israel.”So he went and took with him 750 pounds of silver, 150 pounds of gold, and 10 changes of clothes.

2 Kings 5:22

Gehazi said, “It’s all right. My master has sent me to say, ‘I have just now discovered that two young men from the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them 75 pounds of silver and two changes of clothes.’”

Proverbs 1:6

for understanding a proverb or a parable,
the words of the wise, and their riddles.

Genesis 29:27-28

Complete this week of wedding celebration, and we will also give you this younger one in return for working yet another seven years for me.”

2 Chronicles 7:8

So Solomon and all Israel with him—a very great assembly, from the entrance to Hamath to the Brook of Egypt—observed the festival at that time for seven days.

Psalm 49:4

I turn my ear to a proverb;
I explain my riddle with a lyre.

Ezekiel 20:49

Then I said, “Oh, Lord God, they are saying of me, ‘Isn’t he just posing riddles?’”

Matthew 6:19

“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 13:13

For this reason I speak to them in parables, because looking they do not see, and hearing they do not listen or understand.

Matthew 13:34

Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables, and He would not speak anything to them without a parable,

Matthew 27:28

They stripped Him and dressed Him in a scarlet military robe.

Mark 14:51-52

Now a certain young man, having a linen cloth wrapped around his naked body, was following Him. They caught hold of him,

Luke 14:7

He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noticed how they would choose the best places for themselves:

John 16:29

“Ah!” His disciples said. “Now You’re speaking plainly and not using any figurative language.

1 Corinthians 13:12

For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face.
Now I know in part,
but then I will know fully,
as I am fully known.

James 5:2

Your wealth is ruined and your clothes are moth-eaten.

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