John 8:7

“So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So when they continued asking him, hee lift vp himselfe, and saide vnto them, Hee that is without sinne among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him {be the} first to throw a stone at her."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when they went on with their questions, he got up and said to them, Let him among you who is without sin be the first to send a stone at her.
- Basic English Bible

But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast the stone at her.
- Darby Bible

So when they continued asking him, he raised himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
- Webster's Bible

When however they persisted with their question, He raised His head and said to them, "Let the sinless man among you be the first to throw a stone at her."
- Weymouth Bible

But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her."
- World English Bible

And whanne thei abiden axynge hym, he reiside hym silf, and seide to hem, He of you that is without synne, first caste a stoon in to hir.
- Wycliffe Bible

and when they continued asking him, having bent himself back, he said unto them, `The sinless of you -- let him first cast the stone at her;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:7


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.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:7


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".

Discussion for John 8

  • 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.
  • Volcmae Taylor
    3 to12, does not line up.(Please read) the scribes and the pharisees brought to Jesus an adulterous woman, 4 to 6 stat what happen, verse 7 Jesus reply. Verse 9 said everyone left, one by one, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing in the midst, verse 10/11 said Jesus saw none but the woman, and told her to go and sin no more. So if they all left, who was Jesus talking to in verse 12?
  • Gregory M. Jensen
    When Moses was up in the mountain to receive the 10 Commandments , he asked God who he was ,to which he replied I am . All throughout the book of John , Jesus would say "I am" which should have been a clue to the Jews who he was, but Satan blinded them and blocked their ears from hearing the truth . To this day Satan is still blocking them from seeing

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