And he said unto them, out of the eater came forth meat
Out of a devouring eater, such as the lion is, came forth honey, or that was taken out of it, which Samson, and his father and mother, ate of, and which was the common food of some persons, as of John the Baptist:
and out of the strong came forth sweetness:
not only out of that which was strong in body while alive, but of a strong and ill scent, as the carcass of a dead lion is, and out of that came forth honey, than which nothing is sweeter. Josephus F13 expresses it,
``that which devours all things furnishes out pleasant food, when that itself is altogether unpleasant:''and they could not in three days expound the riddle;
so long they laboured to find it out, but then began to despair of it.
F13 Antiqu. l. 5. c. 8. sect. 6.