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 raped her.
Genesis 39:7
And it happened [that] after these things his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me."
Exodus 20:17
"You shall not covet the house of your neighbor; you will not covet the wife of your neighbor or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that [is] your neighbor's."
2 Samuel 11:2
It happened {late one afternoon} [that] David got up from his bed and walked about on the roof of the king's house, and he saw a woman bathing on her roof. Now the woman {was very beautiful}.
Job 31:1
"I made a covenant with my eyes, so how could I look closely upon a virgin?
Proverbs 6:25
Do not desire her beauty in your heart; may she not capture you with her eyelashes.
James 1:14
But each one is tempted [when he] is dragged away and enticed by his own desires.
2 Peter 2:14
having eyes full of [desire for] an adulteress and unceasing from sin, enticing unstable persons, [and] having hearts trained for greediness. Accursed children!
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.


Psalm 119:96
I have seen a limit to every perfection; your command [is] very broad.
Romans 7:7
What then shall we say? [Is] the law sin? May it never be! But I would not have known sin except through the law, for I would not have known covetousness if the law had not said, "Do not covet."

General references

Exodus 20:14
"You shall not commit adultery.
Leviticus 18:20
And {you must not have sex} with your fellow citizen's wife, becoming unclean with her.
Deuteronomy 5:18
'And you shall not commit adultery.
Proverbs 23:31
Do not look at wine when it is red, when it {sparkles} on the cup, going down smoothly.