Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 14:3 - 14:3

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 14:3 - 14:3

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The uncircumcised Philistines, with whom the Israelites were forbidden to marry, Exo_34:12, &c. And although the Philistines were not Canaanites in their original, Gen_10:14 Deu_2:23; yet they were so in their habitation, and concurrence with them in wickedness, and therefore were liable to the same censures and judgments with them.

Get her for me: this action of Samson’s, though against common rules, seems to be warranted, partly by the greatness and goodness of his design in it, and principally by the instinct and direction of God, which is mentioned in the following words, which was known to Samson, but not to his parents.

She pleaseth me well; not so much for her beauty, as for the design mentioned in the next verse.