Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Bible References


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 humbled her.
Genesis 39:7
And it came to pass, after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph, and she said, Lay with me.
Exodus 20:17
Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's house. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass at evening, 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 bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
Job 31:1
I made a covenant with my eyes. How then should I look upon a virgin?
Proverbs 6:25
Do not lust after her beauty in thy heart, nor let her take thee with her eyelids.
James 1:14
But each man is tempted by his own lust, being drawn away and enticed.
2 Peter 2:14
having eyes full of adultery, and unceasing sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, children of a curse,
1 John 2:16
Because everything in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the arrogance of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.


Psalm 119:96
I have seen an end of all perfection. Thy commandment is exceedingly broad.
Romans 7:7
What will we say then? The law is sin? May it not happen! Yet I did not know sin except through law. For likewise I would not have known lust, if the law did not say, Thou shall not covet.

General references

Exodus 20:14
Thou shall not commit adultery.
Leviticus 18:20
And thou shall not lay carnally with thy neighbor's wife, to defile thyself with her.
Deuteronomy 5:18
Neither shall thou commit adultery.