John 8:3

“And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Scribes and Pharisees brought vnto him a woman taken in adultery, and when they had set her in the mids,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center {of the court,}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the scribes and the Pharisees bring a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the scribes and Pharisees came, with a woman who had been taken in the act of sinning against the married relation;
- Basic English Bible

And the scribes and the Pharisees bring [to him] a woman taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
- Darby Bible

And the scribes and Pharisees brought to him a woman taken in adultery: and when they had set her in the midst,
- Webster's Bible

and was teaching them when the Scribes and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been found committing adultery. They made her stand in the centre of the court, and they put the case to Him.
- Weymouth Bible

The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the midst,
- World English Bible

And scribis and Fariseis bryngen a womman takun in auoutrye, and thei settiden hir in the myddil,
- Wycliffe Bible

and the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 8:3


Joh 8:3 The scribes and Pharisees. The scribes were theologians. They brought this woman to Jesus for trial to see what he would decide, and to criticize him. They wished grounds for charges. (Joh 8:6).

Discussion for John 8

  • Randy
    Chapter 8:34 says 'whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. Romans 6:17 says we WERE the servants of sin. Verse 20 also that we 'were' servants of sin. Who are those people (we) who are not sinners anymore?
  • Sarah Eloise
    It is clear to see even the more by studying John 8 that Jesus is not some seperated person from the Father. He spoke in parables in previous books and spoke metaphorically as well, many times he does not come out and just say clearly what he wants you to figure out. If he did that then his message would not make you think. 1 tim3:16 says He mmanifested in flesh, this is the son.Son=flesh of God
  • Emmanuel
    Powerful teaching...Jesus sad to this Jews vs 37"I know that ye are Abraham's seed;but ye seek to kill me,because my word hath no place in you." in other word you have no relationship with me, you know nothing. Jesus is the truth and wants you abide in Him you will know the truth.
  • Lynn
    Maybe he is speaking to the people mentioned in verse 2.
  • Ron Anderson
    They all left, meaning the accusers. but there were others in attendance watching this play out who would have heard Jesus's words and recorded them.
  • Ken moton
    read vs 2 . Jesus was teaching, the scribes and Pharisees came and brought the accused. when there consciences were convicted by Jesus, they ( the accusers left) jesus saw no man ( no accuser). His audience was still present.

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