The Woman Caught in Adultery
[The earliest manuscripts do not include 7:53 - 8:11.]
[[They went each to his own house,
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
b Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and c he sat down and taught them.
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst
they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.
Now d in the Law Moses commanded us e to stone such women. So what do you say?"
This they said f to test him, g that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, h "Let him who is without sin among you i be the first to throw a stone at her."
And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground.
But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
Jesus stood up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, j "Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on k sin no more."]]
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him.
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.
Then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor's wife. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.
They shall bring up a crowd against you, and they shall stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords.
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Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
But he said to him, "Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?
Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.