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John 8:6

This they said fto test him, gthat they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.

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John 8:6 — The New International Version (NIV)

They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.

John 8:6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

John 8:6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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.

John 8:6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.

John 8:6 — New Century Version (NCV)

They were asking this to trick Jesus so that they could have some charge against him.

But Jesus bent over and started writing on the ground with his finger.

John 8:6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And this they said, trying him, that they might have whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

John 8:6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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.

John 8:6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They asked this to test him. They wanted to find a reason to bring charges against him.

Jesus bent down and used his finger to write on the ground.

John 8:6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They asked this to trap Him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse Him.

Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger.

John 8:6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

They said this to test him, so that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.

John 8:6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

(Now they were saying this to test him, so that they would have an occasion to bring charges against him.) But Jesus, bending down, began to write with his finger on the ground, taking no notice.

John 8:6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

They were trying to trap Jesus with that question. They wanted to have a reason to bring charges against him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.

John 8:6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.