New International Version
The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
King James Bible
And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
Darby Bible Translation
And the scribes and the Pharisees bring [to him] a woman taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
World English Bible
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the midst,
Young's Literal Translation
and the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman having been taken in adultery, and having set her in the midst,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A woman taken in adultery - Some of the popish writers say that her name was Susanna; that she was espoused to an old decrepid man, named Manasseh; that she died a saint in Spain, whither she had followed St. James. These accounts the judicious Calmet properly terms fables.
It is allowed that adultery was exceedingly common at this time, so common that they had ceased to put the law in force against it. The waters of jealousy were no longer drunk, the culprits or those suspected of this crime, being so very numerous; and the men who were guilty themselves dared not try their suspected wives, as it was believed the waters would have no evil effect upon the wife, if the husband himself had been criminal. See the whole of the process on the waters of jealousy in the notes on Numbers 5:14 (note), etc.; and see at the end of chap. 18 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
February 27 Evening
On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them.
and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.
They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: "By what power or what name did you do this?"
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