The Woman Caught in Adultery

John 7

53 1 And everyone went to his own house.

John 8

1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Now 2 early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and a taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, "Teacher, 3 this woman was caught in b adultery, in the very act. 5 c "Now 4 Moses, in the law, commanded us 5 that such should be stoned. But what do You 6 say?" 6 This they said, testing Him, that they d might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, 7 as though He did not hear. 7 So when they continued asking Him, He 8 raised Himself up and said to them, e "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, f being 9 convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up 10 and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers 11 of yours? Has no one condemned you?" 11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, g "Neither do I condemn you; go 12 and h sin no more."

  1. Cross References
    John 8:20
    These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, as He taught in the temple; and no one laid hands on Him, for His hour had not yet come.
    John 18:20
    Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 20:14
    You shall not commit adultery.
    Matthew 5:27
    "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
    Matthew 19:9
    "And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery."
    Romans 7:3
    So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.
  3. Cross References
    Leviticus 20:10
    The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.
    Deuteronomy 22:22 - 24
    If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die - the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so you shall put away the evil from Israel.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 22:15
    Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 17:7
    The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you.
    Romans 2:1
    Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.
  6. Cross References
    Romans 2:22
    You who say, "Do not commit adultery," do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
  7. Cross References
    Luke 9:56
    For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them." And they went to another village.
    Luke 12:14
    But He said to him, "Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?
    John 3:17
    For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
  8. Cross References
    John 5:14
    Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.
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