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Judges 15:2

    Judges 15:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And her father said, I truly thought that you had utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to your companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray you, instead of her.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And her father said, It seemed to me that you had only hate for her; so I gave her to your friend: but is not her younger sister fairer than she? so please take her in place of the other.

    Webster's Revision

    And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

    World English Bible

    Her father said, "I most certainly thought that you had utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to your companion. Isn't her younger sister more beautiful than she? Please take her, instead."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

    Definitions for Judges 15:2

    Verily - Truly; surely.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 15:2

    Thou hadst utterly hated her - As he was conscious she had given him great cause so to do.

    Her younger sister - The father appears to have been perfectly sincere in this offer.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 15:2

    I gave her - In marriage. Samson had probably not heard of this before. Samson's father had paid the dowry for the older sister; her father therefore offers her sister in her room. The fear of Samson probably also influenced him.