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
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.”