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17 But she had been crying throughout the seven days of the banquet; so on the seventh day, because she had kept pressing him, he told her the solution; and she passed it on to her people. 18 Then, before sundown on the seventh day, the men of the city said to him,

“What is sweeter than honey?
and what is stronger than a lion?”

Shimshon answered,

“If you hadn’t plowed with my young cow,
you wouldn’t have solved my riddle now.”

19 Then the Spirit of Adonai came over him powerfully. He went down to Ashkelon, killed thirty of their men, took their good clothes, and gave them to the men who had “solved” the riddle. He was boiling with rage, so he went straight up to his father’s house,

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