Old Testament

John 7:53-8:11
53Then each of them went home.[]
The Adulteress
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.”


  • 7:53 Some witnesses to the text omit 7:53–8:11 or include these verses in other places within John's Gospel. The witnesses that include these verses are early and widespread throughout most of the early church.