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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Arose from

2 Samuel 4:5
When the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Recab and Baanah, set out, they came at the heat of the day to the house of Ish-Bosheth while {he [was] taking a noontime rest}.
Proverbs 19:15
Laziness will bring on a deep sleep, and a person of idleness will suffer hunger.
Proverbs 24:33
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest,
Matthew 26:40
And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "So, were you not able to stay awake with me one hour?
1 Thessalonians 5:6
So then, we must not sleep like the rest, but must be on the alert and be self-controlled.
1 Peter 4:7
Now the end of all [things] draws near. Therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for [your] prayers.

The roof of

Deuteronomy 22:8
"When you build a new house then you shall make a parapet wall for your roof, so that you will not bring bloodguilt on your house {if anyone should fall from it}.
Jeremiah 19:13
And the houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be unclean like the place of Topheth, all the houses where they made smoke offerings upon their roofs to all the host of heaven, and [where] they poured out libations to other gods." '"
Matthew 10:27
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what you hear in your ear, proclaim on the housetops.
Acts 10:9
And the next day, [as] they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray [at] about the sixth hour.

He saw

Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food and that it [was] a delight to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make [one] wise, then she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave [it] also to her husband with her, and he ate.
Genesis 6:2
Then the sons of God saw the daughters of humankind, that they [were] beautiful. And they took for themselves wives from all that they chose.
Genesis 34:2
And Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. And he took her and lay with her and raped her.
Job 31:1
"I made a covenant with my eyes, so how could I look closely upon a virgin?
Psalm 119:37
Turn away my eyes from looking at [what is] worthless; revive me in your ways.
Matthew 5:28
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 John 2:16
because everything [that is] in the world--the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance of material possessions--is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Very beautiful

Genesis 39:6
And he left all that he had in the hand of Joseph, and {he did not worry about anything} except the food that he ate. Now Joseph was {well built and handsome}.
Proverbs 6:25
Do not desire her beauty in your heart; may she not capture you with her eyelashes.
Proverbs 31:30
Charm [is] deceit and beauty [is] vain; [but] a woman who fears Yahweh shall be praised.

General references

Proverbs 7:8
passing on the street {at} her corner, and he takes the road [to] her house,
Proverbs 23:31
Do not look at wine when it is red, when it {sparkles} on the cup, going down smoothly.