John 8:6

“This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for John 8:6

This they said, tempting him, that they might haue to accuse him. But Iesus stouped downe, and with his finger wrote on the ground as though he heard them not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this they said, trying him, that they might have `whereof' to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They said this, testing him, so that they might have something against him. But Jesus, with his head bent down, made letters on the floor with his finger.
- Basic English Bible

But this they said proving him, that they might have [something] to accuse him [of]. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground.
- Darby Bible

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
- Webster's Bible

They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.
- Weymouth Bible

They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.
- World English Bible

And thei seiden this thing temptynge hym, that thei myyten accuse hym. And Jhesus bowide hym silf doun, and wroot with his fyngur in the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and this they said, trying him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger he was writing on the ground,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for John 8:6

Wesley's Notes for John 8:6


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.


People's Bible Notes for John 8:6


Joh 8:6 Jesus stooped down, and . . . wrote. As though to say he understood their purposes and would pay no attention to them. This is the only time in the New Testament that our Lord is described as writing.

Discussion for John 8:6

  • Erika Booker on John 8:6
    Jesus wrote let he who is with out sin cast the first stone. John 8-7. After He stood up, He then ask them the question. The conviction of there sin, made the stones fall to the ground, Jesus opened there understanding
  • Michele on John 8:6
    Do you think that whatever Jesus was writing in the sand could 've convicted the Pharisees of their sins? Example If Jesus was writing their secret sins of their hearts


 

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