John 8:4

“They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 8:4

They say vnto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

they *said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And putting her forward, they said to him, Master, this woman has been taken in the very act of sinning against the married relation.
- Basic English Bible

they say to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery.
- Darby Bible

They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
- Webster's Bible

Rabbi, they said, "this woman has been found in the very act of committing adultery.
- Weymouth Bible

they told him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act.
- World English Bible

and seiden to hym, Maystir, this womman is now takun in auoutrie.
- Wycliffe Bible

they say to him, `Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime -- committing adultery,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 8:4

Wesley's Notes for John 8:4


8:5 Moses hath commanded us to stone such - If they spoke accurately, this must have been a woman, who, having been betrothed to a husband, had been guilty of this crime before the marriage was completed; for such only Moses commanded to be stoned. He commanded indeed that other adulteresses should be put to death; but the manner of death was not specified. #Deut 22:23|.

8:6 That they might have to accuse him - Either of usurping the office of a judge, if he condemned her, or of being an enemy to the law, if he acquitted her. Jesus stooping down, wrote with his finger on the ground - God wrote once in the Old Testament; Christ once in the New: perhaps the words which he afterward spoke, when they continued asking him. By this silent action, he, fixed their wandering, hurrying thoughts, in order to awaken their consciences: and, signified that he was not then come to condemn but to save the world.


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