"Then each went
to his own house, while Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the
morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all
the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. Then the
scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery
and made her stand in the middle.
They said to
him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.
Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?"
They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring
Jesus bent down
and began to write on the ground with his finger. But when they continued
asking him, he straightened up and said to them," Let the one among you who
is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." Again he bent down and
wrote on the ground. And in response, they went away one by one, beginning
with the e1ders.
So he was left
alone with the woman before him. Then Jesus straightened up and said to her,
"Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" She replied, "No one,
sir." Then Jesus said, " Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do
not sin anymore."