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17 But she wept beside him during the seven days the feast lasted, and on the seventh day, he told her the answer, because she pressed him, and she explained the riddle to her people.(A)

18 On the seventh day, before the sun set, the men of the city said to him,

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

He replied to them,

“If you had not plowed with my heifer,
    you would not have solved my riddle.”

19 (B)The spirit of the Lord rushed upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, where he killed thirty of their men and stripped them; he gave their garments to those who had answered the riddle. Then he went off to his own family in anger,

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