John 8:5

“Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now Moses in the Law commanded vs, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such: what then sayest thou of her?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now in the law Moses gave directions that such women were to be stoned; what do you say about it?
- Basic English Bible

Now in the law Moses has commanded us to stone such; thou therefore, what sayest thou?
- Darby Bible

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned; but what sayest thou?
- Webster's Bible

Now, in the Law, Moses has ordered us to stone such women to death. But what do you say?"
- Weymouth Bible

Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such. What then do you say about her?"
- World English Bible

And in the lawe Moises comaundide vs to stoone suche; therfor what seist thou?
- Wycliffe Bible

and in the law, Moses did command us that such be stoned; thou, therefore, what dost thou say?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 8:5


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|.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:5


Joh 8:5 Moses in the law commanded us. See De 22:22 Le 20:10.

Discussion for John 8

  • Ray321
    John 10:30 I and my Father are one. 1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit ONE GOD. I know is hard to believe, but God is One.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    I love John 8 especially verse 17. Jesus was a separate being from God his Father. Two men walking in one accord in unity. Then latter comes the Holy Ghost and we have a trio and not a trinity.

    John 8:16] And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
    17] It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
  • A disciple
    "..He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.." We have all heard it said, that the devil will say many truths to put forth one lie: but what does the Lord say? There is no truth in him! And about false prophets; that God allows them in order to prove us, whether we will obey the Lord or not. We should'nt be ignorant of the devil's thoughts!
  • Lu2677
    John 8:7-9; Jesus was along with this woman, he did not instruct her to "tell no one".
    John 4:7-9: Jesus was alone with the woman from Samaria, he did not instruct her "tell no one"
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    This chapter is laden is many spiritual truths. Some are: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 8:38 I SPEAK THAT WHICH I HAVE SEEN WITH MY FATHER AND YOU DO THAT WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR FATHER 8:39 AND THEY ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM ABRAHAM IS OUR FATHER JESUS SAID UNTO THEM --- IF --- YOU WERE ABRAHAMS CHILDREN YOU WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM***ROMANS 4:18 WHO AGAINST HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE THAT HE MIGHT BECOME THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH WAS SPOKEN ....

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