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