Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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.

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 they saw him, they brought 30 companions to accompany him. 12 "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. 13 But if you don't solve it, then you'll give me 30 linen garments and 30 formal garments." "Tell us your riddle and we'll solve it," they responded.



Cross References

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of them some changes of clothes, but he also gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

Ezekiel 17:2

"Son of Man, compose a riddle and relate a parable to Israel's house.

1 Kings 10:1

When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation with the LORD, she came to test him with difficult questions.

2 Kings 5:5

The king of Aram replied, "Go now, and I'll send a letter to the king of Israel." So he left and took with him ten talents of silver and 6,000 units of gold, along with ten sets of clothing.

2 Kings 5:22

Gehazi said, "Everything's all right. My master sent me to tell you, "Just now two men from the Guild of Prophets have arrived from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them each a talent of silver bullion and two sets of clothes.'"

Proverbs 1:6

in understanding proverbs, clever sayings, words of the wise, and their riddles.

Genesis 29:27-28

Fulfill the week for this daughter, then we'll give you the other one in exchange for serving me another seven years."

2 Chronicles 7:8

At that time Solomon also held a week-long festival attended by all of Israel. The assembly was very large, and included people from as far away as Lebo-hamath to the Wadi of Egypt.

Psalm 49:4

I will focus my attention on a proverb; I will use the harp to expound my riddle.

Ezekiel 20:49

Then I said, "O Lord GOD! They're saying about me, "Isn't he one to propound parables?'"

Matthew 6:19

"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 13:13

That's why I speak to them in parables, because "they look but don't see, and they listen but don't hear or understand.'

Matthew 13:34

Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables. He did not tell them anything without using a parable.

Matthew 27:28

They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him.

Mark 14:51-52

A certain young man, who was wearing nothing but a linen sheet, was following Jesus. When the men grabbed him,

Luke 14:7

When Jesus noticed how the guests were choosing the places of honor, he told them a parable.

John 16:29

Jesus' disciples said, "Well, now you're speaking plainly and not using figurative language.

1 Corinthians 13:12

Now we see only an indistinct image in a mirror, but then we will be face to face. Now what I know is incomplete, but then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.

James 5:2

Your riches are rotten, your clothes have been eaten by moths,

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