John 8:5
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New Living Translation
The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?"

King James Bible
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and in the law, Moses did command us that such be stoned; thou, therefore, what dost thou say?'

John 8:5 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

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.

John 8:5 Parallel Commentaries

Library
April 9. "I do Always those Things that Please Him" (John viii. 29).
"I do always those things that please Him" (John viii. 29). It is a good thing to keep short accounts with God. We were very much struck some years ago with an interpretation of this verse: "So every one of us shall give an account of himself to God." The thought conveyed to our mind was, that of accounting to God every day of our lives, so that our accounts were settled daily, and for us judgment was passed, as we lay down on our pillows every night. This is surely the true way to live. It is the
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Light of the World
'... I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.'--JOHN viii. 12. Jesus Christ was His own great theme. Whatever be the explanation of the fact, there stands the fact that, if we know anything at all about His habitual tone of teaching, we know that it was full of Himself. We know, too, that what He said about Himself was very unlike the language becoming a wise and humble religious teacher. Both the prominence given to His own personality,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

'Never in Bondage'
'We... were never in bondage to any man: how gayest Thou, Ye shall be made free!'--JOHN viii. 33. 'Never in bondage to any man'? Then what about Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Syria? Was there not a Roman garrison looking down from the castle into the very Temple courts where this boastful falsehood was uttered? It required some hardihood to say, 'Never in bondage to any man,' in the face of such a history, and such a present. But was it not just an instance of the strange power which we all have and exercise,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Three Aspects of Faith
'Many believed on Him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him....'--JOHN viii. 30,31. The Revised Version accurately represents the original by varying the expression in these two clauses, retaining 'believed on Him' in the former, and substituting the simple 'believed Him' in the latter. The variation in two contiguous clauses can scarcely be accidental in so careful a writer as the Apostle John. And the reason and meaning of it are obvious enough on the face of the narrative. His purpose
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Leviticus 20:10
"If a man commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.

Deuteronomy 22:22
"If a man is discovered committing adultery, both he and the woman must die. In this way, you will purge Israel of such evil.

Matthew 1:19
Joseph, her fiance, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly.

John 8:4
"Teacher," they said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

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