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.

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Bible References

Arose from

2 Samuel 4:5
Rechab and Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, set out and arrived at Ish-bosheth’s house during the heat of the day while the king was taking his midday nap.
Proverbs 19:15
Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.
Proverbs 24:33
a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,
Matthew 26:40
Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with Me one hour?
1 Thessalonians 5:6
So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious.
1 Peter 4:7
Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer.

The roof of

Deuteronomy 22:8
If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don’t bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.
Jeremiah 19:13
The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will become impure like that place Topheth—all the houses on whose rooftops they have burned incense to the whole heavenly host and poured out drink offerings to other gods.”
Matthew 10:27
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops.
Acts 10:9
The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop about noon.

He saw

Genesis 3:6
Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
Genesis 6:2
the sons of God saw that the daughters of mankind were beautiful, and they took any they chose as wives for themselves.
Genesis 34:2
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the region, saw her, he took her and raped her.
Job 31:1
I have made a covenant with my eyes.
How then could I look at a young woman?
Psalm 119:37
Turn my eyes
from looking at what is worthless;
give me life in Your ways.
Matthew 5:28
But I tell you, everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 John 2:16
For everything that belongs to the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle—is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Very beautiful

Genesis 39:6
He left all that he owned under Joseph’s authority; he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome.
Proverbs 6:25
Don’t lust in your heart for her beauty
or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.
Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting,
but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

General references

Proverbs 7:8
Crossing the street near her corner,
he strolled down the road to her house
Proverbs 23:31
Don’t gaze at wine because it is red,
when it gleams in the cup
and goes down smoothly.

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