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Judges 14:4

(His parents did not know that this was from the Lord,n who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines;o for at that time they were ruling over Israel.)p

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Judges 14:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

His father and mother did not know that it was from the Lord, for he was seeking an opportunity against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines ruled over Israel.

Judges 14:4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Judges 14:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

His father and mother didn’t realize the Lord was at work in this, creating an opportunity to work against the Philistines, who ruled over Israel at that time.

Judges 14:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

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

Judges 14:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

(Samson’s parents did not know that the Lord wanted this to happen because he was looking for a way to challenge the Philistines, who were ruling over Israel at this time.)

Judges 14:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But his father and his mother knew not that it was of Jehovah; for he sought an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines had rule over Israel.

Judges 14:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And his father and his mother did not know that it was of Jehovah, that he was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.

Judges 14:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

His father and mother didn’t know that the Lord was behind this. The Lord was looking for an opportunity to do something to the Philistines. (At that time the Philistines were ruling Israel.)

Judges 14:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Now his father and mother did not know this was from the Lord, who was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. At that time, the Philistines were ruling over Israel.

Judges 14:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

His father and mother did not know that this was from the Lord; for he was seeking a pretext to act against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.

Judges 14:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

His father and mother did not know that this was from Yahweh; he was seeking for an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling in Israel.

Judges 14:4 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Samson’s parents didn’t know that the Lord wanted things to happen that way. He was working out his plans against the Philistines. That’s because the Philistines were ruling over Israel at that time.

Judges 14:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the Lord, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.