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  • On the fourth* day they said to Samson's wife, "Get the answer to the riddle from your husband, or we will burn down your father's house with you in it. Did you invite us to this party just to make us poor?"1 - Judges 14:15


  • So Samson's wife came to him in tears and said, "You don't love me; you hate me! You have given my people a riddle, but you haven't told me the answer." "I haven't even given the answer to my father or mother," he replied. "Why should I tell you?" - Judges 14:16


  • Then the Spirit of the LORD powerfully took control of him. He went down to the town of Ashkelon, killed thirty men, took their belongings, and gave their clothing to the men who had answered his riddle. But Samson was furious about what had happened, and he went back home to live with his father and mother. - Judges 14:19


  • Later on, during the wheat harvest, Samson took a young goat as a present to his wife. He intended to sleep with her, but her father wouldn't let him in. - Judges 15:1


  • "I really thought you hated her," her father explained, "so I gave her in marriage to your best man. But look, her sister is more beautiful than she is. Marry her instead." - Judges 15:2


  • "Who did this?" the Philistines demanded. "Samson," was the reply, "because his father-in-law from Timnah gave Samson's wife to be married to his best man." So the Philistines went and got the woman and her father and burned them to death. - Judges 15:6


  • Later his brothers and other relatives went down to get his body. They took him back home and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol, where his father, Manoah, was buried. Samson had been Israel's judge for twenty years. - Judges 16:31


  • "Stay here with me," Micah said, "and you can be a father and priest to me. I will give you ten pieces* of silver a year, plus a change of clothes and your food."2 - Judges 17:10


  • "Be quiet and come with us," they said. "Be a father and priest to all of us. Isn't it better to be a priest for an entire tribe of Israel than just for the household of one man?" - Judges 18:19


  • But she was unfaithful to him and returned to her father's home in Bethlehem. After about four months, - Judges 19:2


  • her husband took a servant and an extra donkey to Bethlehem to persuade her to come back. When he arrived at her father's house, she took him inside, and her father welcomed him. - Judges 19:3


  • Her father urged him to stay awhile, so he stayed three days, eating, drinking, and sleeping there. - Judges 19:4


  • On the fourth day the man was up early, ready to leave, but the woman's father said, "Have something to eat before you go." - Judges 19:5


  • So the two of them sat down together and had something to eat and drink. Then the woman's father said, "Please stay the night and enjoy yourself." - Judges 19:6


  • "Yes, I know," Boaz replied. "But I also know about the love and kindness you have shown your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers. - Ruth 2:11


  • The neighbor women said, "Now at last Naomi has a son again!" And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David. - Ruth 4:17


  • This is their family line beginning with their ancestor Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron. - Ruth 4:18
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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