John 8:11

“She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

She saide, No man, Lord. And Iesus saide vnto her, Neither doe I condemne thee: Goe, and sinne no more.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She said, "No one, Lord. And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more."]"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, Neither do I condemn thee: go thy way; from henceforth sin no more.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said, And I do not give a decision against you: go, and never do wrong again.]
- Basic English Bible

And she said, No one, sir. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
- Darby Bible

She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
- Webster's Bible

No one, Sir, she replied. "And *I* do not condemn you either," said Jesus; "go, and from this time do not sin any more."]
- Weymouth Bible

She said, "No one, Lord." Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more."
- World English Bible

Sche seide, No man, Lord. Jhesus seide `to hir, Nethir Y schal dampne thee; go thou, and now aftirward nyle thou synne more.
- Wycliffe Bible

and she said, `No one, Sir;' and Jesus said to her, `Neither do I pass sentence on thee; be going on, and no more sin.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:11


8:11 Neither do I condemn thee - Neither do I take upon me to pass any such sentence. Let this deliverance lead thee to repentance.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:11


Joh 8:11 Neither do I condemn thee. Here is mercy. Go, and sin no more. Here is admonition; the condition of her final pardon. He is very merciful, but does not excuse sin.

Discussion for John 8

  • A disciple
    Eric (cont.); If you accept something that you have been offered, you say yes to it or agree to take it. If you accept a plan or an intended action, you agree to it and allow it to happen. The problem however arises from the lazy and self-centered T.V. watching mentality of our modern generation, that makes us view everything in a merely passive NON-participatory state of mind; while we MUST act!
  • A disciple
    Dear Eric; I understand very well your reference Scripture, and how we MUST "receive" Jesus. But I strongly DISAGREE with the ultra popular contemporary notion which directs people to "Accept" Jesus into their darkened and alienated by nature lives, with absolutely NO mention or even a basic teaching about repentance and CONVERSION. We have to follow the Lord's own teaching about what we must do.
  • Eric
    Rev 3:20. Accepting Jesus into your heart IS scriptural. Please, everyone, be careful what you claim is scriptural or not. Read John 5:39. Of course we need to repent to have salvation, but sometimes we need Jesus in our hearts to do so. "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more". First Jesus does not condemn, THEN, tells her to repent.
  • BSP
    Verse 29: Jesus always did what was pleasing to his father even when it was difficult for him.
  • A disciple
    (continuing) "Accepting Jesus into your heart" IS NOT REPENTANCE! It started with being afraid to hurt peoples' feelings or get them mad; it started with a cowardly watering down of the Word of the cross of Christ in order to supposedly bring people to the Lord "easier:" but it is a false gospel about another Jesus! It is God's way to first convict of sin and THEREBY lead to repent and convert!
  • A disciple
    (continuing) "When we come to Jesus in the first place; isn't it because we are scared and ashamed because of our sins, and we are looking for Jesus to rescue us from ourselves?" Here then we have to ask, How did you come to Jesus? What did you pray? or rather, How were you led to pray? Words DO matter! The very popular, but UNSCRIPTURAL, "Accepting Jesus into your heart" IS NOT REPENTANCE!

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