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. The times of men's exercise about their honest employments may prove their seasons of temptation to them.
2. Absence of witnesses and such as may hinder lust is a fair opportunity for it.
3. Providence ordereth both these together sometimes, to try His own, and discry wicked hearts (ver. 11).
4. Lustful hearts upon such occasions grow impudent to tempt by word and deed.
5. Whorish lust catcheth garments, holds bodies, and ensnares souls with its temptations.
6. Gracious souls rather loose their garments, then endanger their graces.
7. Grace flieth from temptation, when it cannot cease it and make it still.
8. Grace chooseth to be out of doors with innocency rather than in the house with sin (ver. 12).
(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?