New Living Translation
One day Samson went to the Philistine town of Gaza and spent the night with a prostitute.
King James Bible
Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.
Darby Bible Translation
Samson went to Gaza, and there he saw a harlot, and he went in to her.
World English Bible
Samson went to Gaza, and saw there a prostitute, and went in to her.
Young's Literal Translation
And Samson goeth to Gaza, and seeth there a woman, a harlot, and goeth in unto her;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:1 And saw - Going into an house of publick entertainment to refresh himself. He there saw this harlot accidentally; and by giving way to look upon her, was ensnared, Gen 3:6.
LibraryThe Mountainous Country of Judea.
"What is the mountainous country of Judea? It is the king's mountain." However Judea, here and there, doth swell out much with mountains, yet its chief swelling appears in that broad back of mountains, that runs from the utmost southern cost as far as Hebron, and almost as Jerusalem itself. Which the Holy Scripture called "The hill-country of Judah," Joshua 21:11; Luke 1:39. Unless I am very much mistaken,--the maps of Adricomus, Tirinius, and others, ought to be corrected, which have feigned to …
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It also included Ashdod with its surrounding settlements and villages and Gaza with its settlements and villages, as far as the Brook of Egypt and along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Word soon spread that Samson was there, so the men of Gaza gathered together and waited all night at the town gates. They kept quiet during the night, saying to themselves, "When the light of morning comes, we will kill him."
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