Job 24:15
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New International Version
The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, 'No eye will see me,' and he keeps his face concealed.

King James Bible
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

Darby Bible Translation
And the eye of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; and he putteth a covering on [his] face.

World English Bible
The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye shall see me.' He disguises his face.

Young's Literal Translation
And the eye of an adulterer Hath observed the twilight, Saying, 'No eye doth behold me.' And he putteth the face in secret.

Job 24:15 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The eye also of the adulterer - This is another sin particularly of the city. The adulterer has made his assignation; he has marked the house of her into whose good graces he has insinuated himself, called digging through the house; he waits impatiently for the dusk; and then goes forth, having muffled or disguised his face, and spends a criminal night with the faithless wife of another man. The morning dawns: but it is to him as the shadow of death, lest he should be detected before he can reach his own home. And if one know him - if he happen to be recognized in coming out of the forbidden house; the terrors of death seize upon him, being afraid that the thing shall be brought to light, or that he shall be called to account, a sanguinary account, by the injured husband. This seems to be the general sense of the very natural picture which Job draws in the Job 24:15, Job 24:16, and Job 24:17.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 20:14 You shall not commit adultery.

2 Samuel 11:4-13 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness...

2 Samuel 12:12 For you did it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.

Psalm 50:18 When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers.

Proverbs 6:32-35 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul...

Proverbs 7:9,10 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night...

No eye

Job 22:13,14 And you say, How does God know? can he judge through the dark cloud...

Psalm 10:11 He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he will never see it.

Psalm 73:11 And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

Psalm 94:7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Ezekiel 8:12 Then said he to me, Son of man, have you seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark...

Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood...

disguiseth his face. Heb. setteth his face in secret (Or, 'putteth a covering on his face;' probably the hood of the burnoose, or cloak, which the Arabs sometimes throw over their other garments.)

Genesis 38:14,15 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place...

Whether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put"
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law set forth unsuitable precepts about the members of the household. For a slave "is in every respect his master's property," as the Philosopher states (Polit. i, 2). But that which is a man's property should be his always. Therefore it was unfitting for the Law to command (Ex. 21:2) that slaves should "go out free" in the seventh year. Objection 2: Further, a slave is his master's property, just as an animal, e.g. an ass or an ox. But it is commanded (Dt.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

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