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.
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.
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.
Job 24:15 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight; - compare the description in Proverbs 7:8-9, "He went the way to her house; in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night."
And disguiseth his face - Margin, "setteth his face in secret." The meaning is, that he put a mask on his face, lest he should be recognized. So Juvenal, Sat. viii. 144, as quoted by Noyes:
- si nocturnus adulter
Tempora Santonico velas adoperta cucullo.
These deeds of wickedness were then performed in the night, as they are still; and yet, though the eye of God beheld them, he did not punish them. The meaning of Job is, that people were allowed to commit the blackest crimes, but that God did not come forth to cut them off.
LibraryWhether in Hell the Damned are Tormented by the Sole Punishment of Fire?
Objection 1: It would seem that in hell the damned are tormented by the sole punishment of fire; because Mat. 25:41, where their condemnation is declared, mention is made of fire only, in the words: "Depart from Me, you cursed, into everlasting fire." Objection 2: Further, even as the punishment of purgatory is due to venial sin, so is the punishment of hell due to mortal sin. Now no other punishment but that of fire is stated to be in purgatory, as appears from the words of 1 Cor. 3:13: "The fire …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
"If my heart has been enticed by a woman, Or I have lurked at my neighbor's doorway,
In the twilight, in the evening, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.
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