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John 8:6-8 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

(Now they were saying this to test him, so that they would have an occasion[a] to bring charges against him.) But Jesus, bending down, began to write[b] with his[c] finger on the ground, taking no notice.[d] And when they persisted in asking him, straightening up he said[e] to them, “The one of you without sin, let him throw the first stone at her!” And bending down again, he wrote on the ground.


  1. John 8:6 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  2. John 8:6 The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here (“began to write”)
  3. John 8:6 Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
  4. John 8:6 Some manuscripts omit “taking no notice”
  5. John 8:7 Some manuscripts have “he straightened up and said”
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