The Preacher's Monthly
Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in to her.…
Learn how it was that Samson was shorn of his strength.
1. Because he was not equally strong in all directions.
2. Because he ventured too far into temptation. Samson allowed Delilah to bind him with green withes, etc. "He laid his head in her lap," etc. Beyond a certain point retreat was impossible.
3. Because he relied upon his own strength. He did not realise that his strength was from God. It is a sad experience that teaches men what Philip Melanchthon learned at last, "that Satan was stronger than Philip."
(The Preacher's Monthly.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.