Parallel Verses

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;

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.

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

Then Samson said to them, “Let me now ask you a riddle; if you can tell me what it is within the seven days of the feast, and solve it, then I will give you thirty linen tunics (undergarments) and thirty changes of [outer] clothing.

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;

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;

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 and it cometh to pass when they see him, that they take thirty companions, and they are with him. 12 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; 13 and if ye are not able to declare it to me, then ye have given to me thirty linen shirts, and thirty changes of garments.' And they say to him, 'Put forth thy riddle, and we hear it!'



Cross References

Genesis 45:22

to all of them hath he given -- to each changes of garments, and to Benjamin he hath given three hundred silverlings, and five changes of garments;

Ezekiel 17:2

'Son of man, put forth a riddle, and use a simile unto the house of Israel,

1 Kings 10:1

And the queen of Sheba is hearing of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Jehovah, and cometh to try him with enigmas,

2 Kings 5:5

And the king of Aram saith, 'Go thou, enter, and I send a letter unto the king of Israel;' and he goeth and taketh in his hand ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of garments.

2 Kings 5:22

And he saith, 'Peace; my lord hath sent me, saying, Lo, now, this, come unto me have two young men from the hill-country of Ephraim, of the sons of the prophets; give, I pray thee, to them, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.'

Proverbs 1:6

For understanding a proverb and its sweetness, Words of the wise and their acute sayings.

Genesis 29:27-28

fulfil the week of this one, and we give to thee also this one, for the service which thou dost serve with me yet seven other years.'

2 Chronicles 7:8

And solomon maketh the feast at that time seven days, and all Israel with him -- a very great assembly -- from the entering in of Hamath unto the brook of Egypt.

Psalm 49:4

I incline to a simile mine ear, I open with a harp my riddle:

Ezekiel 20:49

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, They are saying of me, Is he not using similes?

Matthew 6:19

'Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal,

Matthew 13:13

'Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,

Matthew 13:34

All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,

Matthew 27:28

and having unclothed him, they put around him a crimson cloak,

Mark 14:51-52

and a certain young man was following him, having put a linen cloth about his naked body, and the young men lay hold on him,

Luke 14:7

And he spake a simile unto those called, marking how they were choosing out the first couches, saying unto them,

John 16:29

His disciples say to him, 'Lo, now freely thou dost speak, and no similitude speakest thou;

1 Corinthians 13:12

for we see now through a mirror obscurely, and then face to face; now I know in part, and then I shall fully know, as also I was known;

James 5:2

your riches have rotted, and your garments have become moth-eaten;

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