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Judges 14:10: Preparations for the Customary Wedding Celebration

Verse 10:[1] So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.


[And so his father went down, etc.] To Timnath (Drusius). His father had gone before, so that he might bring word to his daughter-in-law to prepare herself (Vatablus). Or thus; His father arrived with his wife and son, Samson (Bonfrerius).

[1] Hebrew: וַיֵּ֥רֶד אָבִ֖יהוּ אֶל־הָאִשָּׁ֑ה וַיַּ֙עַשׂ שָׁ֤ם שִׁמְשׁוֹן֙ מִשְׁתֶּ֔ה כִּ֛י כֵּ֥ן יַעֲשׂ֖וּ הַבַּחוּרִֽים׃

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
15 déc. 2018

Matthew Henry: 'We have here an account of Samson's wedding feast and the occasion it gave him to fall foul upon the Philistines....

Samson conformed to the custom of the country in making a festival of his nuptial solemnities, which continued seven days, Judges 14:10. Though he was a Nazarite, he did not affect, in a thing of this nature, to be singular, but did as the young men used to do upon such occasions. It is no part of religion to go contrary to the innocent usages of the places where we live: nay, it is a reproach to religion when those who profess it give just occasion to others to call them covetous, sneaking, and morose. A good…

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