Bible: John 7:53-8:11


A Woman Caught in Adultery


[[And each one departed to his own house. 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2  8:2 Early in the morning he came to the temple courts again. All the people came to him, and he sat down and began to teach 3  them. 8:3 The experts in the law 4  and the Pharisees 5  brought a woman who had been caught committing adultery. They made her stand in front of them 8:4 and said to Jesus, 6 Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. 8:5 In the law Moses commanded us to stone to death 7  such women. 8  What then do you say? 8:6 (Now they were asking this in an attempt to trap him, so that they could bring charges against 9  him.) 10  Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger. 11  8:7 When they persisted in asking him, he stood up straight 12  and replied, 13 Whoever among you is guiltless 14  may be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8:8 Then 15  he bent over again and wrote on the ground.

8:9 Now when they heard this, they began to drift away one at a time, starting with the older ones, 16  until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 8:10 Jesus stood up straight 17  and said to her, “Woman, 18  where are they? Did no one condemn you? 8:11 She replied, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.”]] 19 

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