The New King James Version

Judges 14:1–4

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Samson’s Philistine Wife

14 Now Samson went down ato Timnah, and bsaw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines. So he went up and told his father and mother, saying, “I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, cget her for me as a wife.”

Then his father and mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of dyour brethren, or among all my people, that you must go and get a wife from the euncircumcised Philistines?”

And Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for 1she pleases me well.”

But his father and mother did not know that it was fof the Lord—that He was seeking an occasion to move against the Philistines. For at that time gthe Philistines had dominion over Israel.

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