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Judges 14:17

14:17 She cried on his shoulder 1  until the party was almost over. 2  Finally, on the seventh day, he told her because she had nagged him so much. 3  Then she told the young men the solution to the riddle. 4 

Judges 16:16

16:16 She nagged him 5  every day and pressured him until he was sick to death of it. 6 

1 tn Heb “on him.”

2 tn Heb “the seven days [during] which they held the party.” This does not mean she cried for the entire seven days; v. 15 indicates otherwise. She cried for the remainder of the seven day period, beginning on the fourth day.

3 tn Heb “because she forced him.”

4 tn Heb “she told the riddle to the sons of her people.”

5 tn Heb “forced him with her words.”

6 tn Heb “and his spirit was short [i.e., impatient] to the point of death.”

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