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17 But she cried on his shoulder for the rest of the seven days of the party. Finally, on the seventh day he told her the answer because she made his life miserable. Then she told her friends the answer to the riddle.

18 So before sundown on the seventh day, the men of the city said to him,

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

Samson replied,

“If you hadn’t used my cow to plow,
    you wouldn’t know my riddle now.”

19 When the Lord’s Spirit came over him, he went to Ashkelon and killed 30 men there. He took their clothes and gave them to the men who solved the riddle. He was angry, and he went to his father’s house.

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