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 1 them. 8:3 The experts in the law 2 and the Pharisees 3 brought a woman who had been caught committing adultery. They made her stand in front of them 8:4 and said to Jesus, 4 “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery. 8:5 In the law Moses commanded us to stone to death 5 such women. 6 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 7 him.) 8 Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger. 9 8:7 When they persisted in asking him, he stood up straight 10 and replied, 11 “Whoever among you is guiltless 12 may be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8:8 Then 13 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, 14 until Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 8:10 Jesus stood up straight 15 and said to her, “Woman, 16 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.”]] 17