Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
2 Samuel 4:5
And Rechab and Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, went out and came to the house of Ish-bosheth in the heat of the day, when he was resting in the middle of the day. Now the woman who kept the door was cleaning grain, and sleep overcame her.
Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food.
A little sleep, a little rest, a little folding of the hands in sleep:
And he comes to the disciples, and sees that they are sleeping, and says to Peter, What, were you not able to keep watch with me one hour?
1 Thessalonians 5:6
So then, let us not take our rest as the others do, but let us be self-controlled and awake.
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things is near: so be serious in your behaviour and keep on the watch with prayer;
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If you are building a house, make a railing for the roof, so that the blood of any man falling from it will not come on your house.
And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, which they have made unclean, will be like the place of Topheth, even all the houses on whose roofs perfumes have been burned to all the army of heaven, and drink offerings drained out to other gods.
What I say to you in the dark, say in the light: and what comes to your ear secretly, say publicly from the house-tops.
Now the day after, when they were on their journey and were near the town, Peter went up to the top of the house for prayer, about the sixth hour:
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and a delight to the eyes, and to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and gave it to her husband.
The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them.
And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite who was the chief of that land, saw her, he took her by force and had connection with her.
I made an agreement with my eyes; how then might my eyes be looking on a virgin?
Let my eyes be turned away from what is false; give me life in your ways.
But I say to you that everyone whose eyes are turned on a woman with desire has had connection with her in his heart.
1 John 2:16
Because everything in the world, the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but of the world.
And he gave Joseph control of all his property, keeping no account of anything, but only the food which was put before him. Now Joseph was very beautiful in form and face.
Let not your heart's desire go after her fair body; let not her eyes take you prisoner.
Fair looks are a deceit, and a beautiful form is of no value; but a woman who has the fear of the Lord is to be praised.