Job 24:15
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New International Version
The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, 'No eye will see me,' and he keeps his face concealed.

New Living Translation
The adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No one will see me then.' He hides his face so no one will know him.

English Standard Version
The eye of the adulterer also waits for the twilight, saying, ‘No eye will see me’; and he veils his face.

New American Standard Bible
"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.

King James Bible
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The adulterer's eye watches for twilight, thinking: No eye will see me; he covers his face.

International Standard Version
The adulterer watches for twilight, saying, 'No eye is watching me' while he veils his face.

NET Bible
And the eye of the adulterer watches for the twilight, thinking, 'No eye can see me,' and covers his face with a mask.

New Heart English Bible
The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye shall see me.' He disguises his face.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Adulterers watch for twilight. They say, 'No one is watching us,' as they cover their faces.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, Saying: 'No eye shall see me'; And he putteth a covering on his face.

New American Standard 1977
“And the eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight,
            Saying, ‘No eye will see me.’
            And he disguises his face.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; and disguises his face.

King James 2000 Bible
The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguises his face.

American King James Version
The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguises his face.

American Standard Version
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, Saying, No eye shall see me: And he disguiseth his face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The eye of the adulterer observeth darkness, saying: No eye shall see me: and he will cover his face.

Darby Bible Translation
And the eye of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me; and he putteth a covering on [his] face.

English Revised Version
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and he disguiseth his face.

Webster's Bible Translation
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face.

World English Bible
The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye shall see me.' He disguises his face.

Young's Literal Translation
And the eye of an adulterer Hath observed the twilight, Saying, 'No eye doth behold me.' And he putteth the face in secret.
Study Bible
Job: Why are the Wicked Unpunished
14"The murderer arises at dawn; He kills the poor and the needy, And at night he is as a thief. 15"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face. 16"In the dark they dig into houses, They shut themselves up by day; They do not know the light.…
Cross References
Job 31:9
"If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor's doorway,

Proverbs 7:9
In the twilight, in the evening, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.
Treasury of Scripture

The eye also of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguises his face.

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Exodus 20:14 You shall not commit adultery.

2 Samuel 11:4-13 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, …

2 Samuel 12:12 For you did it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, …

Psalm 50:18 When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been …

Proverbs 6:32-35 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he …

Proverbs 7:9,10 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night…

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Job 22:13,14 And you say, How does God know? can he judge through the dark cloud…

Psalm 10:11 He has said in his heart, God has forgotten: he hides his face; he …

Psalm 73:11 And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

Psalm 94:7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

Ezekiel 8:12 Then said he to me, Son of man, have you seen what the ancients of …

Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah …

disguiseth his face. Heb. setteth his face in secret (Or, 'putteth a covering on his face;' probably the hood of the burnoose, or cloak, which the Arabs sometimes throw over their other garments.)

Genesis 38:14,15 And she put her widow's garments off from her, and covered her with …

Verse 15. - The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me. There is an analogy between moral and physical light, and between moral and physical darkness. The class of men here spoken of (vers. 14-16), who have rebelled against moral light (ver. 13), and refused its ways, and rejected its paths, are no great lovers of physical light. Their deeds of darkness are only suited to be done in the dark, and they wait for the evening twilight or the dusk of dawn to engage in them (comp. John 3:19-21, "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." See also John 8:12; John 12:35; Romans 13:12; Ephesians 5:8-14, etc.). And he disguiseth his face. As a further precaution against discovery, the adulterer disguiseth, or covereth up, his face. The same is often done by thieves and murderers. The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,.... Not of the morning, which would not give him time enough to satiate his lust, but of the evening, that he may have the whole night before him to gratify his impure desires, and that these may be indulged in the most private and secret manner; and having fixed the time in the evening with his adulteress, he waits with impatience, and earnestly wishes and longs for its coming, and diligently looks out for the close of day, and takes the first opportunity of the darkness of the evening to set out on his adventure, see Proverbs 7:7; and the "eye" is particularly observed, not only because that is the instrument by which the twilight is discerned, and is industriously employed in looking out for it, but is full of adultery, as the Apostle Peter expresses it, 2 Peter 2:14; it is what is the inlet to this sin, the leader on to it, the caterer for it, and the nourisher, and cherisher of it, see Job 30:1;

saying, no eye shall see me; no eye of man, which such an one is careful to guard against; and especially the eye of the husband of the adulteress, whose raging jealousy will not spare the adulterer, but take revenge on him by an immediate dispatch of him. And few care to have it known by any that they are guilty of this sin, because it brings dishonour and reproach upon them, which cannot be wiped off: the fact of Absalom going in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel, 2 Samuel 16:21, and lying with them in the face of the sun, is the most notorious instance of this kind to be read; usually both sexes choose the utmost secrecy. Potiphar's wife took the opportunity to tempt Joseph when none of the men of the house were within, Genesis 35:10; and when Amnon intended to force his sister, he ordered all the men to be had out of the room, 2 Samuel 13:9, and moreover, the adulterer foolishly fancies that God sees him not, or at least is not concerned about that; though there is no darkness where such workers of iniquity can hide themselves from his all seeing eye, the darkness and the light are both alike to him. These men are like the ostrich, which thrusting its head into a thicket, as Tertullian (t) observes, fancies it is not seen; so children cover their faces, and, because they see none, think that nobody sees them; and as weak and childish a part do such act, who imagine that their evil deeds, done in the dark, are not seen by him, before whom every creature is made manifest, and all things are naked and open:

and disguiseth his face; puts a mask upon it, that he may not be known by any he meets, when upon his amorous adventure, as harlots used to cover themselves with a vail, Genesis 38:14.

(t) De Virgin, Veland. c. 17. 15. (Pr 7:9; Ps 10:11).

disguiseth—puts a veil on.24:13-17 See what care and pains wicked men take to compass their wicked designs; let it shame our negligence and slothfulness in doing good. See what pains those take, who make provision for the flesh to fulfil the lusts of it: pains to compass, and then to hide that which will end in death and hell at last. Less pains would mortify and crucify the flesh, and be life and heaven at last. Shame came in with sin, and everlasting shame is at the end of it. See the misery of sinners; they are exposed to continual frights: yet see their folly; they are afraid of coming under the eye of men, but have no dread of God's eye, which is always upon them: they are not afraid of doing things which they are afraid of being known to do.
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