There is none greater in this house than I; neither has he kept back any thing from me but you, because you are his wife…
1. Grace kept to work refuseth with disdain the strongest temptations to uncleanness.
2. Gracious hearts are ready to return saving instruction for unclean suggestion to the tempter.
3. It is rational as well as Christian to all unclean tempters to consider reason.
4. Confidence anti-trust of lords in their servants should make them more faithful, and unwilling to injure them (ver. 8).
5. Power delegated to largest bounds should be improved to the greatest good of superiors.
6. Power despotical may be delegated to others, but marital, or husband power to none.
7. Conjugal covenant maketh the power of man and wife reciprocal.
8. Breach of marriage covenant by adultery is most grievous wickedness.
9. Treacherous adultery carrieth a special malignity against God, and is observed by Him.
10. True religion towards God makes men fear to sin, and provoke the eyes of His glory (ver. 9).
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?