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 8:11

  • All believers are saints. Believers were but are not presently "just a sinner saved by grace ". Yes, while on this earth the saint of God can commit sin, but it is not who the saint really is in Christ. Christians do commit sins - every day. This statement is not a license to commit sin, but an acknowledgement of the obvious and point out that all believers have the provision of Christ and his Holy Spirit to not fall into temptation and then commit sin. If my name were Smith and I told my son "Smith 's do not lie " and then he lies - is he still a Smith. Of course he is. Then can a Smith lie. Of course they can. The point of saying to my son, "Smith 's do not lie " is not to say that if he lies he disqualifies himself as a "Smith " but to demonstrate to my son that as a Smith he does not have to lie. He, as a Smith, has the standing and provision and liberty to not sin.
  • All believers are saints. Believers were but are not presently "just a sinner saved by grace ". Yes, while on this earth the saint of God can commit sin, but it is not who the saint really is in Christ. Christians do commit sins - every day. This statement is not a license to commit sin, but an acknowledgement of the obvious and point out that all believers have the provision of Christ and his Holy Spirit to not fall into temptation and then commit sin. If my name were Smith and I told my son "Smith 's do not lie " and then he lies - is he still a Smith. Of course he is. Then can a Smith lie. Of course they can. The point of saying to my son, "Smith 's do not lie " is not to say that if he lies he disqualifies himself as a "Smith " but to demonstrate to my son that as a Smith he does not have to lie. He, as a Smith, has the standing and provision and liberty to not sin.
  • He meant what he said. If you go back to living the same way as you did before you are still a sinner. The bible said he that be of God sins not . You are Good or Evil . Jesus made a way for us to live right he sent the Holy Ghost to lead and guide us into all truth . With God All THing Are Possible . Amen
  • Behold the lamb of God for verse 11
    Only one way to sin no more when you have failed the law of sin and death. Marvel not that ye must be born again. Then you are not sinning. Sin is a transgression of the law and makes all men guilty without excuse. Grace and salvation are the Gifts of God. It is His righteousness in you. We had none of our own nor could we. No not one. Vessels filled. Saved to the uttermost on Gods scale. Amen DO NOT discount the righteousness of God. Read...1 John 5 13....1 John 5 20 ..Hebrews 7 25 7 28!!!...Ephesians 2 8, Romans 8 1 2, Romans 6 22 defines a saved person "now ". The End is "surely " written note. Trust in the Lord he meant this John 6 44. He will do that. And he did this FOR US . Not us...Him! Hebrews 9 12 It is finished.
  • Gods Grace for verse 11
    1 John 5 18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself and that wicked one toucheth him not Note we are not under law but grace if saved and the commandments are kept by the Blood of Jesus if you have the Holy Spirit ie saved You failed to Christ is the end of the law of righteousness to all who believeth Not all do The Law justifies no one even if kept perfect but would give knowledge of sin No man ever has kept it not a one and all fell short A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit Matthew 7 18 No Evil fruit Luke 15 7 I say unto you that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance The Just need no repentance
  • I have a question. What if someone says they are sorry and continue to live committing the same sins and have no change, are they forgiven? When it says go & sin no more, I take it that means just that.

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