Judges 14:8

Overview - Judges 14
Samson desires a wife of the Philistines.
In his journey he kills a lion.
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.
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Judges 14:8  (King James Version)
And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.
 


to take her
Genesis 29:21 ; Matthew 1:20

a swarm
It is probable, that the flesh had been entirely consumed off the bones, which had become dry; and the body having been throw into some private place, (for Samson turned aside to visit it,) a swarm of bees had formed their combs in the cavity of the dry ribs, or region of the thorax; nor was it a more improper place than a hollow rock.
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