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Job 24:15

    Job 24:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the man whose desire is for the wife of another is waiting for the evening, saying, No eye will see me; and he puts a cover on his face. And in the night the thief goes about;

    Webster's Revision

    The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, Saying, No eye shall see me: And he 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 24:15

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 24:15

    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.
    Book: Job