Samson desires to wife a daughter of the Philistines of Timnath; and this of the Lord, for an occasion against them, 1-4. His parents go down with him to Timnath: a young lion meets him; he kills it, 5-7; in his return he findeth honey in the carcass, 8, 9. Keepeth a marriage feast: hath thirty companions adjoined to him; to whom he propoundeth a riddle; with promise of a present, 10-15. His wife extorts from him the explication, and discovereth it, 16-18. He slayeth thirty Philistines of Ashkelon, and therewith payeth his present, 19. His wife is given to another, 20.