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

  • 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.

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