Judges 14:1
New International Version
Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman.

New Living Translation
One day when Samson was in Timnah, one of the Philistine women caught his eye.

English Standard Version
Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines.

Berean Study Bible
One day Samson went down to Timnah, where he saw a young Philistine woman.

King James Bible
And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

New King James Version
Now Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

New American Standard Bible
Then Samson went down to Timnah, and he saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.

NASB 1995
Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.

NASB 1977
Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.

Amplified Bible
Samson went down to Timnah and at Timnah he saw a woman, one of the daughters of the Philistines.

Christian Standard Bible
Samson went down to Timnah and saw a young Philistine woman there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samson went down to Timnah and saw a young Philistine woman there.

American Standard Version
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Samson came down to Tamnath and he saw a woman in Tamnath of the daughters of the Philistines

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Sampson went down to Thamnatha, and saw a woman in Thamnatha of the daughters of the Philistines.

Contemporary English Version
One day, Samson went to Timnah, where he saw a Philistine woman.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Samson went down to Thamnatlia, and seeing there a woman of the daughters of the Philistines,

English Revised Version
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

Good News Translation
One day Samson went down to Timnah, where he noticed a certain young Philistine woman.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Samson went to Timnah, he saw a young Philistine woman.

International Standard Version
A while later, Samson went down to Timnah and observed a woman in Timnah who was of Philistine origin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

Literal Standard Version
And Samson goes down to Timnath, and sees a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines,

NET Bible
Samson went down to Timnah, where a Philistine girl caught his eye.

New Heart English Bible
And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines, and she was right in his eyes.

World English Bible
Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines.

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson goeth down to Timnath, and seeth a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samson's Marriage
1One day Samson went down to Timnah, where he saw a young Philistine woman. 2So he returned and told his father and mother, “I have seen a daughter of the Philistines in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife.”…

Cross References
Genesis 38:13
When Tamar was told, "Your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep,"

Joshua 15:10
The border curled westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, ran along the northern slope of Mount Jearim (that is, Chesalon), went down to Beth-shemesh, and crossed to Timnah.

Judges 13:25
And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him at Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 14:2
So he returned and told his father and mother, "I have seen a daughter of the Philistines in Timnah. Now get her for me as a wife."


Treasury of Scripture

And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

Timnath

Genesis 38:12,13
And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite…

Joshua 15:10
And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:

Joshua 19:43
And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,

saw

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 34:1,2
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land…

2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.









(1) To Timnath.--This town, of which the site still retains the name Tibneh, is perhaps the same as that in Genesis 38:12, unless that be a town in the mountains of Judah, as Judah is there said to have "gone up" not as here, "down" to it. In Joshua 15:10 it is assigned to Judah, but appears to have been afterwards ceded to Dan (Joshua 19:45). The name means "a portion," and is found also in Timnath-serah, where Joshua was buried (Joshua 24:30).

Of the daughters of the Philistines.--This was against the spirit of the law, which forbad intermarriages with Canaanites (Exodus 34:16; Deuteronomy 7:3-4). The sequel showed the wisdom of the law (2Corinthians 6:14). . . .

Verse 1. - Timnath, or, more correctly, Thimnathah, as in Joshua 19:43, a town in the tribe of Dan, the name of which survives in the modern Tibneh, about three miles south-west of Zorah (Judges 13:2, note). It may or may not be identical with Timnath in Genesis 38:12-14, and with Timnah in Joshua 15:10. It appears to have been in the possession of the Philistines at this time.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
One day Samson
שִׁמְשׁ֖וֹן (šim·šō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8123: Samson -- a deliverer of Israel

went down
וַיֵּ֥רֶד (way·yê·reḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

to Timnah,
תִּמְנָ֑תָה (tim·nā·ṯāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8553: Timnah -- 'territory', two cities in Judah

where he saw
וַיַּ֥רְא (way·yar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

a young Philistine
פְּלִשְׁתִּֽים׃ (pə·liš·tîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 6430: Philistines -- inhabitants of Philistia

woman.
מִבְּנ֥וֹת (mib·bə·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter


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