|Overview - Judges 14|
|1||Samson desires a wife of the Philistines.|
|6||In his journey he kills a lion.|
|8||In a second journey he finds honey in the carcase.|
|10||Samson's marriage feast.|
|12||His riddle by his wife is made known.|
|19||He spoils thirty Philistines.|
|20||His wife is married to another.|
Judges 14:4 (King James Version)
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.
- it was of the Lord
- That is, God permitted it, that it might be a means of bringing about the deliverance of Israel. Such marriages were forbidden to the Israelites, to keep them separate from the idolatrous nations.
- Joshua 11:20 ; 1 Kings 12:15 ; 2 Kings 6:33 ; 2 Chronicles 10:15 ; 22:7 25:20 Psalms 115:3
- had dominion
- 13:1 15:11 Deuteronomy 28:48