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 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.
Genesis 39:7
And after a time, his master's wife, looking on Joseph with desire, said to him, Be my lover.
Exodus 20:17
Let not your desire be turned to your neighbour's house, or his wife or his man-servant or his woman-servant or his ox or his ass or anything which is his.
2 Samuel 11:2
Now one evening, David got up from his bed, and while he was walking on the roof of the king's house, he saw from there a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful.
Job 31:1
I made an agreement with my eyes; how then might my eyes be looking on a virgin?
Proverbs 6:25
Let not your heart's desire go after her fair body; let not her eyes take you prisoner.
James 1:14
But every man is tested when he is turned out of the right way by the attraction of his desire.
2 Peter 2:14
Having eyes full of evil desire, never having enough of sin; turning feeble souls out of the true way; they are children of cursing, whose hearts are well used to bitter envy;
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.


Psalm 119:96
I have seen that nothing on earth is complete; but your teaching is very wide.
Romans 7:7
What then is to be said? is the law sin? in no way. But I would not have had knowledge of sin but for the law: for I would not have been conscious of desire if the law had not said, You may not have a desire for what is another's.

General references

Exodus 20:14
Do not be false to the married relation.
Leviticus 18:20
And you may not have sex relations with your neighbour's wife, making yourself unclean with her.
Deuteronomy 5:18
Do not be false to the married relation.
Proverbs 23:31
Keep your eyes from looking on the wine when it is red, when its colour is bright in the cup, when it goes smoothly down:

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