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Judges 14 - AMP

2 And he came up and told his father and mother, I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah; now get her for me as my wife. 3 But his father and mother said to him, Is there not a woman among the daughters of your kinsmen or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said to his father, Get her for me, for she is all right in my eyes. 4 His father and mother did not know that it was of the Lord, and that He sought an occasion for assailing the Philistines. At that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel. 5 Then Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah and came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him. 6 And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion as he would have torn a kid, and he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done. 7 And he went down and talked with the woman, and she pleased Samson well. 8 And after a while he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the body of the lion, and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion. 9 And he scraped some of the honey out into his hands and went along eating. And he came to his father and mother and gave them some, and they ate it; but he did not tell them he had taken the honey from the body of the lion. 10 His father went down to the woman, and Samson made a feast there, for that was the customary thing for young men to do. 11 And when the people saw him, they brought thirty companions to be with him. 12 And Samson said to them, I will now put forth a riddle to you; if you can tell me what it is within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen undergarments and thirty changes of raiment. 13 But if you cannot declare it to me, then shall you give me thirty linen undergarments and thirty changes of festive raiment. And they said to him, Put forth your riddle, that we may hear it. 14 And he said to them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not solve the riddle in three days. 15 And on the seventh day they said to Samson's wife, Entice your husband to declare to us the riddle, lest we burn you and your father's household with fire. Have you invited us to make us poor? Is this not true? 16 And Samson's wife wept before him and said, You only hate me, you do not love me; you have put forth a riddle to my countrymen and have not told the answer to me. And he said to her, Behold, I have not told my father or my mother, and shall I tell you? 17 And Samson's wife wept before him the seven days their feast lasted, and on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him with entreaties. Then she told the riddle to her countrymen. 18 And the men of the city said to on the seventh day before sundown, What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion? And he said to them, If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle. 19 And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon and slew thirty men of them and took their apparel , and gave the changes of garments to those who explained the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house. 20 But Samson's wife was to his companion who was his friend.

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Craig Condon avatar
Making Something Good Out of Something Bad
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2016
Summary: God is never responsible for evil acts, but he is so wise that he uses evil acts to accomplish his good purposes. God oversees our wicked actions. No sin happens that God does not deliberately allow.
Scripture: Judges 14:1-19
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 360
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Empowered But No Self-Control
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on May, 2016
Summary: Samson was a man who was gifted with supernatural strength but has not much with regards to his moral character. He was greatly empowered by God but he was not able to control his desires. We will learn several life lessons from this story.
Series: Judges
Scripture: Judges 14:8-20
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,507
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Warning Signs of a Failed Marriage
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on May, 2016
Summary: There were warnings signs that Samson's marriage was bringing him down but he did not take heed instead continued to allow his desires, his disrespect, his disobedience and his his deception to overcome him. We can learn many things from his life.
Series: Judges
William R. Nabaza avatar
Samson: sweeter than honey stronger than a lion
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2016
Summary: To show that we don't need to use our own strength and our weaknesses but we leave it all up to the LORD to use His Own Strength in our lives.
Ken Ritz avatar
What Makes Strong Men Weak?
Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part 1 of series on Samson
Series: Samson
Scripture: Judges 14:1-10
Views: 304
Ken Ritz avatar
Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part 2 of series on Samson
Series: Samson
John Lowe avatar
Shared by: John Lowe on May, 2015
Summary: Oddly enough, I believe it’s Samson’s mother who was the more level headed and perhaps strongest, spiritually in the family. It’s from her that I hope we can gain some important lessons.
Scripture: Judges 13:1-14:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 642
William R. Nabaza avatar
Out of the strong something sweet
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2015
Summary: To teach those who are sidetracked and easily confused to focus on the LORD JESUS alone.
Scripture: Judges 14:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,760
Scott Bayles avatar
Judges (Samson)
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Oct, 2014
Summary: God uses imperfect people! That's the message of the book of Judges. In the third sermon in this series we see Samson's Rage, Samson's Romances, and Samson's Repentance.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 14:1-16:12
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 834
Maurice McCarthy avatar
He Dipped His Hands in Honey
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Jul, 2013
Summary: A lion suddenly roared at Samson, but God turned it into a marvelous testimony. Samson's sharing of the honey with his parents shows that the trials God causes us to pass thru become blessings for ourselves and others.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:5-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 7,008
bill scott avatar
A bad hair day
Shared by: bill scott on Jul, 2013
Summary: a lesson from Samson in dropping our guard
Scripture: Judges 14:1-16:31
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,006
Steve Ely avatar
The Strongman - Part 3 - The Details of Destruction
Shared by: Steve Ely on Apr, 2013
Summary: Comic book character? Superhuman? Incredibly strong. Incredibly flawed. The Strongman teaches us strong lessons.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 14:1-16:16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 563
Daniel Habben avatar
Armed and Donkey-ish
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Sep, 2012
Summary: The true hero of this story is not Samson but our patienty and gracious God.
Scripture: Judges 14:1-15:20
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,252
Thomas Swope avatar
The Riddler
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Aug, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Judges chapter 14
Series: Judges
Scripture: Judges 14:1-20
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 801
Steve Ely avatar
Lion Tamers - Pt. 1
Shared by: Steve Ely on May, 2012
Summary: Lions are loud. They are scary. All we see are teeth. So how do you tame the lions in your life?
Series: Lion Tamers
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,026
Brian DeTalente avatar
Your Struggle Can Turn Sweet
Shared by: Brian DeTalente on Apr, 2011
Summary: Trusting God in the time of trials and struggles.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:5-9
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,929
Michael McCartney avatar
Samson pt 1
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Sep, 2010
Summary: Samson’s life reveals to us 7 choices that will lead us to blindness. He was called by God for a specific purpose and God used him in spite of his character flaws.
Brian Bill avatar
When Good Parenting Goes Bad
Shared by: Brian Bill on May, 2010
Summary: Godly parents don't always produce godly children.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Judges 13:1-14:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,888
Bruce Rzengota avatar
Samson: Deliverer in Need of Deliverance Pt. 2
Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Dec, 2009
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 14:1-16:31
Views: 1,158
Charles McCall avatar
If I had just listen to momma and daddy........
Shared by: Charles McCall on Oct, 2008
Summary: If Samson would have listen to his momma and daddy, he would never had been involved with a woman like Delilah.
based on 154 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:1-16:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 108,943
Darryl Klassen avatar
When Heroes Fail Us
Shared by: Darryl Klassen on Aug, 2008
Summary: Samson had all the resources to be a great hero, except for one thing, a powerful lust. What makes this man a candidate for the hall of fame in Hebrews 11:32? What makes us potential heroes for God?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:1-20
Denomination: Mennonite
Views: 1,563
Johnny Creasong avatar
Breaking the Brat
Shared by: Johnny Creasong on Aug, 2008
Summary: God loves brats. God has placed the responsibility of breaking the brats in the hands of parents. Here’s how we can break the brat!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:1-16:20
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,095
Darren Rogers avatar
Samson's Mum
Shared by: Darren Rogers on Mar, 2008
Summary: The are many characters in the Bible whose name is not even mentioned, but they are there for a reason, and we can still learn from their lives.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Judges 13:1-14:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,459
Victor Yap avatar
A Parent's Work is Never Done
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Couples, Pt. 5
Scripture: Judges 14:1-15:1
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 547
Victor Yap avatar
Stupid is As Stupid Does
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Judges, Pt. 3
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 14:1-31
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 623
samson musyoki avatar
Shared by: samson musyoki on Sep, 2007
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 14:14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 937
Philip Harrelson avatar
The Size of The Soul
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Sep, 2007
Summary: A man must have a vision that is bigger than all the obstacles that persists in his life.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:6-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,282
Tom Fuller avatar
On The Edges of Timnah
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Sep, 2007
Summary: How close to the world can you get without getting into trouble? Samson finds out and the results are less than pleasant. Learn about how to keep your purpose pure as you live in the world as a Christian.
Series: Judges
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:1-20
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,880
Brian Bill avatar
Leadership Lessons
Shared by: Brian Bill on Feb, 2007
Summary: God uses the ordinary to do the extraordinary.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:10-14:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,578
Bobby Stults avatar
Be Careful What You Ask For...
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Sep, 2006
Summary: We must be careful what we seek after b/c we may get it...
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Judges 14:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,645