John 8:1–20

The Adulterous Woman

1 But Jesus went to athe Mount of Olives.

2 Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and aHe sat down and began to teach them.

3 The scribes and the Pharisees * brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,

4 they * said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.

5 “Now in the Law aMoses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?”

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

7 But when they persisted in asking Him, aHe straightened up, and said to them, bHe who is without sin among you, let him be the cfirst to throw a stone at her.”

8 Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.

9 When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.

10 aStraightening up, Jesus said to her, Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?”

11 She said, “No one, 1Lord.” And Jesus said, aI do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on bsin no more.”]

Jesus Is the Light of the World

12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, aI am the Light of the world; bhe who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

13 So the Pharisees said to Him, “aYou are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not 1true.”

14 Jesus answered and said to them, aEven if I testify about Myself, My testimony is 1true, for I know bwhere I came from and where I am going; but cyou do not know where I come from or where I am going.

15 aYou judge 1according to the flesh; bI am not judging anyone.

16 But even aif I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.

17 Even in ayour law it has been written that the testimony of btwo men is 1true.

18 I am He who testifies about Myself, and athe Father who sent Me testifies about Me.”

19 So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, You know neither Me nor My Father; aif you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”

20 These words He spoke in athe treasury, as bHe taught in the temple; and no one seized Him, because cHis hour had not yet come.

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