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Wisdom of Sirach 23:18

A man that breaks wedlock, saying thus in his heart, Who sees me? I am compassed about with darkness, the walls cover me, and no body sees me; what need I to fear? the most High will not remember my sins:
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Ambrose of Milan

AD 397
We are always to walk becomingly, as in the day, and reject the works of darkness. We know that the night has been appointed for the rest of the body, not for carrying out some task or activity, and therefore it is at night that we pass into sleep and blissful oblivion. "We are not to be involved in feasting and drunkenness, in orgies and immodesty." We should not say, "The darkness and the walls hide us, and goodness knows if the Most High will succeed in seeing us." We are instead to love the light and be honest in our dealings, so that, like walking in the sunlight, we want our works to be resplendent in the presence of God. - "Hexameron 2.10.38" ...

Cyril of Jerusalem

AD 386
Let us be careful about our bodies. Let us also not misuse them as though they were not our own. Let us not say, like the heretics do, that this vesture of the body does not belong to us. Instead, let us take care of it as our own, for we must give account to the Lord of all things done through the body. Do not say, No one sees me. Do not think that there is no witness of what you did. More often than not, there is no human witness, but he who made us"an unerring witness"remains faithful in heaven, and sees what you are doing. And the stains of sin also remain in the body. For as when a wound has gone deep into the body, even if there has been healing, the scar remains, so sin wounds soul and body, and the marks of its scars remain in all. And they are removed only from those who receive the washing of baptism. The past wounds therefore of soul and body God heals by baptism; against future ones let us one and all jointly guard ourselves, that we may keep this vestment of the body pure ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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