Bible: Judges 15:1-5

Samson Versus the Philistines

15:1 Sometime later, during the wheat harvest, 1  Samson took a young goat as a gift and went to visit his bride. 2  He said to her father, 3  “I want to have sex with my bride in her bedroom!” 4  But her father would not let him enter. 15:2 Her father said, “I really thought 5  you absolutely despised 6  her, so I gave her to your best man. Her younger sister is more attractive than she is. Take her instead! 7  15:3 Samson said to them, 8  “This time I am justified in doing the Philistines harm! 9  15:4 Samson went and captured three hundred jackals 10  and got some torches. He tied the jackals in pairs by their tails and then tied a torch to each pair. 11  15:5 He lit the torches 12  and set the jackals loose in the Philistinesstanding grain. He burned up the grain heaps and the standing grain, as well as the vineyards and olive groves.

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