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

  • Bevschild
    Vs 30 "many believed on him" Then Jesus went on to show them they didn't REALLY believe. Vs 43 "why do you not understand? Even because you cannot hear my word" Vs 47: you cannot hear them....not of God". Need to search our own hearts... do not want to be saying Lord, Lord and do not the things that he says.
  • Kesha
    I just love it when God brings forth revelation in more ways than one.I honestly beleive that God was Jesus,for he said,before Abraham was I Am,and he also told Moses to tell Pharoah,that I Am sent him.
  • BSP
    Jesus was explaining that he existed in heaven before Abaraham was even born showing that he is greater than any human who has ever existed.
  • 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.
  • Timetraveler
    When Jesus stooped down and was writing in the sand he was writing out the ones around him their sins in the sand and they read them and understood.

Bible Options