81But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2Early in the morning, he came back into the temple courts. And all the people kept coming to him. He sat down and taught them.
3Then the experts in the law and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery and had her stand in the center. 4“Teacher,” they said to him, “this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. 5In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6They asked this to test him, so that they might have evidence to accuse him.
Jesus bent down and started writing on the ground with his finger. 7But when they kept on asking him for an answer, he stood up and said to them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8Then he stooped down again and wrote on the ground.
9When they heard this, they went away one by one, beginning with the older men. Jesus was left alone with the woman in the center. 10Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11“No one, Lord,” she answered.
Then Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin anymore.”
Jesus Is the Light of the World
12When Jesus spoke to them again, he said, “I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
13So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify about yourself. Your testimony is not valid.”
14“Even if I testify about myself,” Jesus replied, “my testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I came from or where I am going. 15You judge according to the flesh. I am not judging anyone. 16But even if I were to judge, my judgment would be true, because I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent me. 17Even in your law it is written that the testimony of two people is valid. 18I am one who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me.”
19Then they asked him, “Where is your Father?”
“You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus answered. “If you knew me, you would also know my Father.”
20He spoke these words while teaching in the temple area near the offering box. But no one arrested him, because his time had not arrived yet.
21So he told them again, “I am going away. You will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.”
22So the Jews asked, “He won't kill himself, will he, because he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?”
29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30I and the Father are one.”
31Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him. 32Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?”
33“We are not going to stone you for a good work,” the Jews answered, “but for blasphemy, because although you are a man, you make yourself out to be God.”