Judges 16:1-3

Samson visits Gaza

1 One day, Samson went to Gaza. He met a prostitute there and he slept with her. 2 The people of Gaza heard that Samson was in their city. The men met together and they waited for Samson to leave. They hid themselves all night at the gate of the city. They waited there quietly and they thought, ‘We will kill him at dawn when he tries to leave the city.’

16:2Gaza was one of the Philistine cities near the Mediterranean sea.

3 But Samson only stayed with the woman until the middle of the night. Then he got up and he went to leave through the city gate. He took hold of its doors and the two posts that held them. He pulled them all down together, with the metal bar that locked them. He carried them all in one piece on his shoulders. He left them at the top of the hill near Hebron.