New International Version
The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, 'No eye will see me,' and he keeps his face concealed.
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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The eye also of the adulterer - This is another sin particularly of the city. The adulterer has made his assignation; he has marked the house of her into whose good graces he has insinuated himself, called digging through the house; he waits impatiently for the dusk; and then goes forth, having muffled or disguised his face, and spends a criminal night with the faithless wife of another man. The morning dawns: but it is to him as the shadow of death, lest he should be detected before he can reach his own home. And if one know him - if he happen to be recognized in coming out of the forbidden house; the terrors of death seize upon him, being afraid that the thing shall be brought to light, or that he shall be called to account, a sanguinary account, by the injured husband. This seems to be the general sense of the very natural picture which Job draws in the Job 24:15, Job 24:16, and Job 24:17.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.)
LibraryWhether the Husband Can on his Own Judgment Put Away his Wife on Account of Fornication?
Objection 1: It would seem that the husband can on his own judgment put away his wife on account of fornication. For when sentence has been pronounced by the judge, it is lawful to carry it out without any further judgment. But God, the just Judge, has pronounced this judgment, that a husband may put his wife away on account of fornication. Therefore no further judgment is required for this. Objection 2: Further, it is stated (Mat. 1:19) that Joseph . . . being a just man . . . "was minded to put" …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether the Old Law Set Forth Suitable Precepts About the Members of the Household?
"If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor's door,
at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.
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