Judges 14:12
Contemporary English Version
Samson told the 30 young men, "This party will last for seven days. Let's make a bet: I'll tell you a riddle, and if you can tell me the answer before the party is over, I'll give each of you a shirt and a full change of clothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Samson said to them: I will propose to you a riddle, which if you declare unto me within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty shirts, and as many coats:

New American Bible
Samson said to them, “Let me propose a riddle to you. If within the seven days of the feast you solve it for me, I will give you thirty linen tunics and thirty sets of garments.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Samson said to them: I will propose to you a riddle, which if you declare unto me within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty shirts, and as many coats:

a riddle

1 Kings 10:1 And the queen of Saba having heard of the fame of Solomon in the name of the Lord, came to try him with hard questions.

Psalm 49:4 I will incline my ear to a parable; I will open my proposition on the psaltery.

Proverbs 1:6 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Ezekiel 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

Ezekiel 20:49 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God: they say of me: Doth not this man speak by parables?

Matthew 13:13,34 Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. . . .

Luke 14:7 And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them:

John 16:29 His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly and speakest no proverb.

1 Corinthians 13:12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner: but then face to face. Now I know in part: but then I shall know even as I am known.

the seven

Genesis 29:27,28 Make up the week of days of this match: and I will give thee her also, for the service that thou shalt render me other seven years. . . .

2 Chronicles 7:8 And Solomon kept the solemnity at that time seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entrance of Emath to the torrent of Egypt.

sheets.

Matthew 27:28 And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.

Mark 14:51,52 And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body. And they laid hold on him. . . .

change

Genesis 45:22 He ordered also to be brought out for every one of them two robes: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, with five robes of the best:

2 Kings 5:5,22 And the king of Syria said to him: Go; and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment; . . .

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.

James 5:2 Your riches are corrupted: and your garments are motheaten.

Context
Samson's Riddle
11And when the citizens of that place saw him, they brought him thirty companions to be with him. 12And Samson said to them: I will propose to you a riddle, which if you declare unto me within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty shirts, and as many coats:13But if you shall not be able to declare it, you shall give me thirty shirts and the same number of coats. They answered him: Put forth the riddle, that we may hear it.…
Cross References
Genesis 45:22
He ordered also to be brought out for every one of them two robes: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, with five robes of the best:

Judges 14:11
And when the citizens of that place saw him, they brought him thirty companions to be with him.

Judges 14:13
But if you shall not be able to declare it, you shall give me thirty shirts and the same number of coats. They answered him: Put forth the riddle, that we may hear it.

1 Kings 10:1
And the queen of Saba having heard of the fame of Solomon in the name of the Lord, came to try him with hard questions.

2 Kings 5:5
And the king of Syria said to him: Go; and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment;

2 Kings 5:22
And he said: Well: my master hath sent me to thee, saying: Just now there are come to me from mount Ephraim, two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

Proverbs 31:24
She made fine linen, and sold it, and delivered a girdle to the Chanaanite.

Ezekiel 17:2
Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

Additional Translations
“Let me tell you a riddle,” Samson said to them. “If you can solve it for me within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes.And Samson said to them, I will now put forth a riddle to you: if you 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:

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;

And Sampson said to them, I propound you a riddle: if ye will indeed tell it me, and discover it within the seven days of the feast, I will you give thirty sheets and thirty changes of raiment.

And Samson said to them, Let me now propound a riddle to you; if ye clearly explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find [it] out, then I will give you thirty shirts, and thirty changes of garments.

And Samson said unto them, Let me now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can declare it 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:

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:

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;

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;
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