Judges 15:7
New International Version
Samson said to them, "Since you've acted like this, I swear that I won't stop until I get my revenge on you."

New Living Translation
“Because you did this,” Samson vowed, “I won’t rest until I take my revenge on you!”

English Standard Version
And Samson said to them, “If this is what you do, I swear I will be avenged on you, and after that I will quit.”

Berean Study Bible
And Samson told them, “Because you have done this, I will not rest until I have taken vengeance upon you.”

King James Bible
And Samson said unto them, Though ye have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

New King James Version
Samson said to them, “Since you would do a thing like this, I will surely take revenge on you, and after that I will cease.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Samson said to them, “If this is how you act, I will certainly take revenge on you, and only after that will I stop.”

NASB 1995
Samson said to them, "Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit."

NASB 1977
And Samson said to them, “Since you act like this, I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will quit.”

Amplified Bible
Samson said to them, “If this is the way you act, be certain that I will take revenge on you, and [only] after that I will stop.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then Samson told them, “Because you did this, I swear that I won’t rest until I have taken vengeance on you.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Samson told them, "Because you did this, I swear that I won't rest until I have taken vengeance on you."

American Standard Version
And Samson said unto them, If ye do after this manner, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Samson said to them: “Even if you will do so, I am going to be avenged of you and then I will cease!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Sampson said to them, Though ye may have dealt thus with her, verily I will be avenged of you, and afterwards I will cease.

Contemporary English Version
When Samson found out what they had done, he went to them and said, "You killed them! And I won't rest until I get even with you."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Samson said to them: Although you have done this, yet will I be revenged of you, and then I will be quiet.

English Revised Version
And Samson said unto them, If ye do after this manner, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

Good News Translation
Samson told them, "So this is how you act! I swear that I won't stop until I pay you back!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samson said to them, "If that's how you're going to act, I'll get even with you before I stop."

International Standard Version
Samson replied to them, "Because you did this, I'm not going to stop until I get my revenge against you!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Samson said unto them: 'If ye do after this manner, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.'

Literal Standard Version
And Samson says to them, “Though you do thus, nevertheless I am avenged on you, and afterward I cease!”

NET Bible
Samson said to them, "Because you did this, I will get revenge against you before I quit fighting."

New Heart English Bible
Samson said to them, "Because you did this, I will surely take revenge on you, and after that I will cease."

World English Bible
Samson said to them, "If you behave like this, surely I will be avenged of you, and after that I will cease."

Young's Literal Translation
And Samson saith to them, 'Though ye do thus, nevertheless I am avenged on you, and afterwards I cease!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Samson's Revenge
6“Who did this?” the Philistines demanded. “It was Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite,” they were told. “For his wife was given to his companion.” So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death. 7And Samson told them, “Because you have done this, I will not rest until I have taken vengeance upon you.” 8And he struck them ruthlessly with a great slaughter, and then went down and stayed in the cave at the rock of Etam.…

Cross References
Judges 15:6
"Who did this?" the Philistines demanded. "It was Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite," they were told. "For his wife was given to his companion." So the Philistines went up and burned her and her father to death.

Judges 15:8
And he struck them ruthlessly with a great slaughter, and then went down and stayed in the cave at the rock of Etam.


Treasury of Scripture

And Samson said to them, Though you have done this, yet will I be avenged of you, and after that I will cease.

though

Judges 14:4,19
But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel…

Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.









(7) Though ye have done this.--The rendering of these words is involved in the same obscurity as other details of the narrative. They may mean, "If ye act thus, then will I be avenged on you before I have done;" and perhaps the verse implies, "as long as you avenge yourselves, I mean to retaliate."

Verse 7. - And Samson said, etc. There are two ways of understanding Samson's speech: one, with the A.V., as meaning to say that though the Philistines had taken his part, and repudiated all fellowship in the shameful deed of the Thimnathite and her father, yet he would have his full revenge upon them; the other, translating the particle in its more common sense of if, makes him say, "If this is the way you treat me, be sure I will not cease till I have had my full revenge." This is perhaps on the whole the most probable meaning. It still leaves it uncertain whether the Philistines meant to do Samson justice, or to do him an additional injury, by putting his wife and her father to death.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

told them,
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Because
אִֽם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you have done
תַּעֲשׂ֖וּן (ta·‘ă·śūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this,
כָּזֹ֑את (kā·zōṯ)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

I will not rest
אֶחְדָּֽל׃ (’eḥ·dāl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2308: To be flabby, desist, be lacking, idle

until
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I have taken vengeance
נִקַּ֥מְתִּי (niq·qam·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5358: To grudge, avenge, punish

upon you.”
בָכֶ֖ם (ḇā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew


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