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.

Discussion for John 8:4

  • Samuel in reply on John 84 on John 8:4
    What I would say about this scripture is that, we are in a sinful world and almost everyone is a sinner and this is what Jesus wanted to bring to each one's mind. so the act of Jesus bending down to write was to give whoever was present the right time to think about himself or herself of their conduct, and either to have a spirit of remembering all you walks of life . and to me whatever our LORD Jesus wrote on the ground could have contained everyone sin and the time of happening.
  • Bob Grove on John 8:4
    This woman was caught in adultery . Why did it not say fornication ?

    Because fornication is out side of a marriage . ( not involving a married person ). You Can go with your dictionary but that's not the word of God . Be careful not to confuse mans interpretation for Gods . A Huge error these days .
  • Mishael - in Reply on John 8:4
    Because THE BIBLE said she was caught in adultery.

    You don't get to change the words.
  • JR on John 8:4
    What is this woman's name in John 8:4?


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