New Living Translation
So his wife was given in marriage to the man who had been Samson's best man at the wedding.
King James Bible
But Samson's wife was given to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.
Darby Bible Translation
And Samson's wife was given to his companion, who had been his best man.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:20 Was given - By her father. Whom he had used - That is, to the chief of the bride - men, to whom he had shewed most respect and kindness.
LibraryThe Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
[Sidenote: Role of the sages in Israel's life] In the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel (Jer. xviii. 18; Ezek. vii. 26) three distinct classes of religious teachers were recognized by the people: the prophets, the priests, and the wise men or sages. From their lips and pens have come practically all the writings of the Old Testament. Of these three classes the wise men or sages are far less prominent or well known. They wrote no history of Israel, they preached no public sermons, nor do they appear …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
"I truly thought you must hate her," her father explained, "so I gave her in marriage to your best man. But look, her younger sister is even more beautiful than she is. Marry her instead."
Song of Solomon 5:1
I have entered my garden, my treasure, my bride! I gather myrrh with my spices and eat honeycomb with my honey. I drink wine with my milk. Oh, lover and beloved, eat and drink! Yes, drink deeply of your love!
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