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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
8:7 He that is without sin - He that is not guilty: his own conscience being the judge) either of the same sin, or of some nearly resembling it; let him - as a witness, cast the first stone at her.
Joh 8:7-9 He that is without sin among you. When they persisted, saying, "What sayest thou"? he said what was an awful rebuke. They knew that he knew their lives, that they were as guilty as the woman they had brought. They forgot the demand of Moses that the witnesses should cast the first stone (De 17:5-7), and his answer was like a bolt of lightning. Covered with shame, when he stooped and wrote again, they "went out one by one".
Pinpoint's comment on 2014-03-07 19:37:14:
Wait a second there is No John 8 7 John Chapter 8 only continues with versus 12 and so on I don t understand where this came from
Susan's comment on 2014-01-22 00:15:23:
@ Linda Klinkhammer: I am very sorry that happened to you. I too was raped at age 17 from an abduction. The man that sent you that is clearly trying to minimize his responsibility for what he did to you. It does not mean that you are the one that sinned. What it basically means is that all the people that wanted to stone the woman for committing adultery have all sinned in someway themselves and had no right to condemn her for what she did unless they were without sin, and as we all know Jesus was the only human being that never sinned. So he is the only one that had the right to judge her. At least that is my take on it but I could be wrong.
Pat James's comment on 2013-11-07 20:58:57:
I think it means that everyone has sin in there lives , even hidden sin and the only one that can reveal that sin to a person is God through the indwelling of the Holy Spirt. in this verse Jesus reveals the crowds sin by writing them in the ground, those that called themselves rightous sins were revealed and they could not deny it and was faced with there hidden sin...
Divine Works's comment on 2013-03-03 21:38:34:
First of all, the rapist who sent you that verse (John 8:7) is obviously mentally unstable and evil. No blessed Christian would commit an evil act and send you quotes from the bible to condone their act to confuse or deceive you. Roman Catholics still need to clean up their closets for sexual immoralities in their church as well.
Heres what it means:
Anyone who judges another should not judge anyone if they are guilty of sin themselves. Who are they to point their finger at you when there are three more fingers on the same hand pointing back at themselves?
Only One who is sinless can judge a sinner. I am a sinner yet I know I cannot judge because of my own sins. But the One who is sinless is Jesus.
Linda Klinkhammer's comment on 2013-02-05 01:19:08:
I would like to understand in plain language what this means. I'm a victim of rape and the person who did this to me sent me this passage of John 8:7. Does that mean I'm the one who sinned?
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