Judges 14:20
New International Version
And Samson's wife was given to one of his companions who had attended him at the feast.

New Living Translation
So his wife was given in marriage to the man who had been Samson’s best man at the wedding.

English Standard Version
And Samson’s wife was given to his companion, who had been his best man.

Berean Study Bible
and his wife was given to one of the men who had accompanied him.

King James Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

New King James Version
And Samson’s wife was given to his companion, who had been his best man.

New American Standard Bible
But Samson’s wife was given to his companion who had been his friend.

NASB 1995
But Samson's wife was given to his companion who had been his friend.

NASB 1977
But Samson’s wife was given to his companion who had been his friend.

Amplified Bible
But Samson’s wife was given to his companion who had been his friend.

Christian Standard Bible
and his wife was given to one of the men who had accompanied him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and his wife was given to one of the men who had accompanied him.

American Standard Version
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the wife of Samson whom he loved was given to his Groomsman

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the wife of Sampson was given to one of his friends, with whom he was on terms of friendship.

Contemporary English Version
The father of the bride made Samson's wife marry one of the 30 young men that had been at Samson's party.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But his wife took one of his friends and bridal companions for her husband.

English Revised Version
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Good News Translation
and his wife was given to the man that had been his best man at the wedding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson's wife was given to his best man.

International Standard Version
and Samson's wife went to the best man at his wedding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had had for his friend.

Literal Standard Version
and Samson’s wife becomes his companion’s, who had attended to him.

NET Bible
Samson's bride was then given to his best man.

New Heart English Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, who had been his friend.

World English Bible
But Samson's wife was [given] to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

Young's Literal Translation
and Samson's wife becometh his companion's, who is his friend.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samson's Riddle
19Then the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, killed thirty of their men, took their apparel, and gave their clothes to those who had solved the riddle. And burning with anger, Samson returned to his father’s house, 20and his wife was given to one of the men who had accompanied him.

Cross References
Judges 15:2
"I was sure that you thoroughly hated her," said her father, "so I gave her to one of the men who accompanied you. Is not her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please take her instead."

Song of Solomon 5:1
I have come to my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends, and drink; drink freely, O beloved.


Treasury of Scripture

But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.

given to

Judges 15:2
And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

his friend

Psalm 55:12,13
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: …

Jeremiah 9:5
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Micah 7:5
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.









(20) To his companion, whom he had used as his friend--i.e., to the chief of the paranyraphs (the bride-conductor, LXX.); "the friend of the bride-groom" (John 3:29). Hence, even if the suspicion as to the meaning of Samson's words in Judges 14:18 be unfounded, it is clear that there was treachery and secret hostility at work. Bunsen renders the phrase, "to his companion, whose friend (amica) she was."

Verse 20. - His companion - no doubt his "best man," the "friend of the bridegroom." The parents of the Thimnathite, having no doubt obtained Samson's dower, and supposing him to have finally broken with his treacherous wife, proceeded to give her in marriage to the Philistine young man who had been Samson's friend - perhaps the man to whom she had told the riddle. The sad end of this unhappy alliance fully justified the opposition of Samson's parents to it in ver. 3.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and his
שִׁמְשׁ֑וֹן (šim·šō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8123: Samson -- a deliverer of Israel

wife
אֵ֣שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

was given
וַתְּהִ֖י (wat·tə·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to one of the men who
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

had accompanied
רֵעָ֖ה (rê·‘āh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

him.
לֽוֹ׃ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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