Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So he said to them,
“Out of the eater came something to eat,
And out of the strong came something sweet.”
But they could not tell the riddle in three days.

King James Version

And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

Holman Bible

So he said to them:

Out of the eater came something to eat,
and out of the strong came something sweet.


After three days, they were unable to explain the riddle.

International Standard Version

So he told them: From the eater came something edible; from the strong something sweet. For three days they couldn't solve the riddle.

A Conservative Version

And he said to them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days declare the riddle.

American Standard Version

And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth food, And out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days declare the riddle.

Amplified

So he said to them,

“Out of the eater came something to eat,
And out of the strong came something sweet.”


And they could not solve the riddle in three days.

Bible in Basic English

And he said, Out of the taker of food came food, and out of the strong came the sweet. And at the end of three days they were still not able to give the answer.

Darby Translation

And he said to them, "Out of the eater came something to eat. Out of the strong came something sweet." And they could not in three days tell what the riddle was.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to them, Out of him eating came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they were not able to announce the enigma in three days.

King James 2000

And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He said to them, "From the eater came out food, From [the] strong came out sweet." But they were unable to explain the riddle for three days.

Modern King James verseion

And he said to them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And in three days they were not able to declare the riddle.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said unto them, "Out of the eater came meat: and out of the strong came sweetness." And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

NET Bible

He said to them, "Out of the one who eats came something to eat; out of the strong one came something sweet." They could not solve the riddle for three days.

New Heart English Bible

He said to them, "Out of the eater came forth food. Out of the strong came forth sweetness." They couldn't in three days declare the riddle.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said to them - Out of the eater, came forth food, And, out of the strong, came forth sweetness. But they could not tell the riddle, in three days.

Webster

And he said to them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

World English Bible

He said to them, "Out of the eater came forth food. Out of the strong came forth sweetness." They couldn't in three days declare the riddle.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith to them: 'Out of the eater came forth meat, And out of the strong came forth sweetness;' and they were not able to declare the riddle in three days.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
unto them, Out of the eater
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

יצא 
Yatsa' 
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
....out, ....forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart,
Usage: 1068
Usage: 1068

מאכל 
Ma'akal 
Usage: 30

and out of the strong
עז 
`az 
Usage: 22

מתוּק מתוק 
Mathowq 
Usage: 12

יכול יכל 
Yakol 
Usage: 194

not in three
שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

נגד 
Nagad 
Usage: 370

References

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Context Readings

Samson Marries

13 But if ye cannot declare it to me, then ye shall give me thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy enigma that we may hear it. 14 So he said to them,
“Out of the eater came something to eat,
And out of the strong came something sweet.”
But they could not tell the riddle in three days.
15 And it came to pass on the seventh day that they said unto Samson's wife, Entice thy husband that he may declare unto us this enigma lest we burn thee and thy father's house with fire. Have ye called us here to impoverish us?



Cross References

Genesis 3:15

and I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and her seed; that seed shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Deuteronomy 8:15-16

who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness of burning serpents and scorpions and drought, where there was no water, who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint,

1 Kings 17:6

And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning and bread and flesh in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

2 Chronicles 20:2

Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, There comes a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea, and from Syria; and, behold, they are in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.

2 Chronicles 20:25

And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to spoil them, they found among them an abundance of riches and of dead bodies and clothing and precious vessels which they took for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering in the spoil, it was so much.

Proverbs 24:7

Wisdom, is too high for a fool; he shall not open his mouth in the gate.

Isaiah 53:10-12

With all this the LORD chose to bruise him; subjecting him to grief. When he shall have offered his soul for atonement, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the will of the LORD shall be prospered in his hand.

Matthew 13:11

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.

Acts 8:31

And he said, How can I, except someone should guide me? And he besought Philip to come up and sit with him.

Romans 5:3-5

And not only this, but we even glory in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation works patience;

Romans 8:37

Nevertheless, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our tribulation, which is momentary and light, prepares an exceeding and eternal weight of glory unto us;

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather glory in my weaknesses that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

Philippians 1:12-20

But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel,

Hebrews 2:14-15

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the empire of death, that is, the devil,

Hebrews 12:10-11

For they verily for a few days chastened us as it seemed good unto them, but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse trials,

1 Peter 2:24

he himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose wound ye were healed.

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