New Living Translation
They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger.
King James Bible
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
Darby Bible Translation
But this they said proving him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground.
World English Bible
They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.
Young's Literal Translation
and this they said, trying him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger he was writing on the ground,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:6 That they might have to accuse him - Either of usurping the office of a judge, if he condemned her, or of being an enemy to the law, if he acquitted her. Jesus stooping down, wrote with his finger on the ground - God wrote once in the Old Testament; Christ once in the New: perhaps the words which he afterward spoke, when they continued asking him. By this silent action, he, fixed their wandering, hurrying thoughts, in order to awaken their consciences: and, signified that he was not then come to condemn but to save the world.
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