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

New Living Translation
"Teacher," they said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

English Standard Version
they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.

Berean Study Bible
and said, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.

Berean Literal Bible
they say to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act, committing adultery.

New American Standard Bible
they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.

King James Bible
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Christian Standard Bible
"Teacher," they said to him, "this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery.

Contemporary English Version
Then they said, "Teacher, this woman was caught sleeping with a man who isn't her husband.

Good News Translation
"Teacher," they said to Jesus, "this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Teacher," they said to Him, "this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery.

International Standard Version
they told him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the very act of adultery.

NET Bible
and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of adultery.

New Heart English Bible
they said to him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were saying to him, “Teacher, this woman was taken openly in the act of adultery.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and asked Jesus, "Teacher, we caught this woman in the act of adultery.

New American Standard 1977
they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.

Jubilee Bible 2000
they said unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery in the very act.

King James 2000 Bible
They said unto him, Teacher, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

American King James Version
They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

American Standard Version
they say unto him, Teacher, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery.

Darby Bible Translation
they say to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery.

English Revised Version
they say unto him, Master, this woman hath been taken in adultery, in the very act.

Webster's Bible Translation
They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

Weymouth New Testament
"Rabbi," they said, "this woman has been found in the very act of committing adultery.

World English Bible
they told him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act.

Young's Literal Translation
they say to him, 'Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime -- committing adultery,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Woman Caught in Adultery
3The scribes and Pharisees, however, brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before them 4and said, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such a woman. So what do You say?”…
Cross References
Matthew 1:19
Because Joseph her husband, a righteous man, was unwilling to disgrace her publicly, he resolved to divorce her quietly.

John 8:3
The scribes and Pharisees, however, brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before them

John 8:5
In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such a woman. So what do You say?"

Treasury of Scripture

They say to him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.







Lexicon
[and] said,
λέγουσιν (legousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“Teacher,
Διδάσκαλε (Didaskale)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

this
αὕτη (hautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

woman
γυνὴ (gynē)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

was caught
κατείληπται (kateilēptai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2638: From kata and lambano; to take eagerly, i.e. Seize, possess, etc.

in
ἐπ’ (ep’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the act
αυτοφώρῳ (autophōrō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1888: In the very act. From epi and autos and a derivative of phor; in theft itself, i.e. in actual crime.

of adultery.
μοιχευομένη (moicheuomenē)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3431: To commit adultery (of a man with a married woman, but also of a married man). From moichos; to commit adultery.
(4) The Cambridge MS. reads, "the priests say unto Him, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him," adding the word "priests," and placing here the first words of the sixth verse of the Received text.

Verse 4. - Master - Teacher - this woman has been taken committing adultery, in the very act. Ἐπαυτοφώρω originally meant in ipso furto, "in the very theft;" afterwards more generally in the commission of this particular sin. The burning shame and bestial bluntness of the charge make no excuse or palliation possible. 8:1-11 Christ neither found fault with the law, nor excused the prisoner's guilt; nor did he countenance the pretended zeal of the Pharisees. Those are self-condemned who judge others, and yet do the same thing. All who are any way called to blame the faults of others, are especially concerned to look to themselves, and keep themselves pure. In this matter Christ attended to the great work about which he came into the world, that was, to bring sinners to repentance; not to destroy, but to save. He aimed to bring, not only the accused to repentance, by showing her his mercy, but the prosecutors also, by showing them their sins; they thought to insnare him, he sought to convince and convert them. He declined to meddle with the magistrate's office. Many crimes merit far more severe punishment than they meet with; but we should not leave our own work, to take that upon ourselves to which we are not called. When Christ sent her away, it was with this caution, Go, and sin no more. Those who help to save the life of a criminal, should help to save the soul with the same caution. Those are truly happy, whom Christ does not condemn. Christ's favour to us in the forgiveness of past sins should prevail with us, Go then, and sin no more.
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