Samson's WifeMuch attention is given to Samson's mistress, Delilah. Very little attention is given to his wife. Her story can be found in Judges 14; 15:1-8. What if she told her own story.
Samson's Wife Tells Her StorySuch a horrible man and he wanted to marry me. He demanded that his father get me for him and my father agreed. The wedding lasted seven drunken days and he asked that stupid riddle. His thirty drunken companions couldn't figure it out. They told me they would burn me alive if I didn't find out the answer. I cried for seven days before he would tell me. When he found out I had told his friends he was furious. He said, "If you had not plowed with my heifer you would not have found out my riddle." He left in a murderous rage and killed thirty men. I was spoiled goods so I was given to one of his companions.
When he finally came back and wanted to have sex with me, my father tried to give him my little sister. The cruelty of this man knew no limits. He captured three hundred foxes, tied them together and set them on fire. He released them into the grain fields, vineyards and olive groves. All were destroyed.
I was burned alive as punishment for his crime.