18 Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him,

“What is sweeter than honey?
    What is stronger than a lion?”(A)

Samson said to them,

“If you had not plowed with my heifer,
    you would not have solved my riddle.”

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For hardship does not spring from the soil,
    nor does trouble sprout from the ground.(A)

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35 They conceive trouble(A) and give birth to evil;(B)
    their womb fashions deceit.”

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14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
    conceives trouble and gives birth(A) to disillusionment.

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No one calls for justice;(A)
    no one pleads a case with integrity.
They rely(B) on empty arguments, they utter lies;(C)
    they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.(D)

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