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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
Now the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite -- Recab and Baanah -- went at the hottest part of the day to the home of Ish-bosheth, as he was enjoying his midday rest.
Proverbs 19:15
Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry.
Proverbs 24:33
"A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to relax,
Matthew 26:40
Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with me for one hour?
1 Thessalonians 5:6
So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober.
1 Peter 4:7
For the culmination of all things is near. So be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of prayer.

The roof of

Deuteronomy 22:8
If you build a new house, you must construct a guard rail around your roof to avoid being culpable in the event someone should fall from it.
Jeremiah 19:13
The houses in Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be defiled by dead bodies just like this place, Topheth. For they offered sacrifice to the stars and poured out drink offerings to other gods on the roofs of those houses.'"
Matthew 10:27
What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.
Acts 10:9
About noon the next day, while they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.

He saw

Genesis 3:6
When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.
Genesis 6:2
the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose.
Genesis 34:2
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, who ruled that area, saw her, he grabbed her, forced himself on her, and sexually assaulted her.
Job 31:1
"I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin?
Psalm 119:37
Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! Revive me with your word!
Matthew 5:28
But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 John 2:16
because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.

Very beautiful

Genesis 39:6
So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph's care; he gave no thought to anything except the food he ate. Now Joseph was well built and good-looking.
Proverbs 6:25
Do not lust in your heart for her beauty, and do not let her captivate you with her alluring eyes;
Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceitful and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised.

General references

Proverbs 7:8
He was passing by the street near her corner, making his way along the road to her house
Proverbs 23:31
Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.

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