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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Judges 14

Verse 3

take a wife of, &c. An unlawful connection. Compare Exodus 34:16. Deuteronomy 7:3, with Joshua 23:12.

pleaseth me well. Hebrew is right in mine eyes.

Verse 4

occasion = opportunity.

Verse 5

a young lion. Lions once abounded in Palestine. Hence names Lebaoth (Joshua 15:32; Joshua 19:6). Arieh (2 Kings 15:25). Laish (Judges 18:7). See also 1 Samuel 17:36. 1 Kings 13:24, &c).

against him = at meeting him.

Verse 6

the Spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 11

when they saw him: i.e. saw what sort of man he was. Note emphasis on "him".

Verse 12

I will = Let me.

sheets = linen wraps, or shirts.

Verse 15

seventh. The Septuagint reads "fourth".

is it not so? The italics reveal the uncertainty of Authorized Version. Many codices read "hither", which yields better sense. Hebrew text reads simply "not".

Verse 16

children = sons.

Verse 18

What. ? Figure of speech Anteisagoge. App-6.

If. Figure of speech Paroemia. App-6.

Verse 19

men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

Verse 20

his friend This was strictly in accordance with the laws of Khammurabi, 159, 163, 164.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Judges 14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.