Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, [a]this woman was caught in (A)adultery, in the very act. (B)Now [b]Moses, in the law, commanded us [c]that such should be stoned. But what do You [d]say?” This they said, testing Him, that they (C)might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, [e]as though He did not hear.

So when they continued asking Him, He [f]raised Himself up and said to them, (D)“He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”

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  1. John 8:4 M we found this woman
  2. John 8:5 M in our law Moses commanded
  3. John 8:5 NU, M to stone such
  4. John 8:5 M adds about her
  5. John 8:6 NU, M omit as though He did not hear
  6. John 8:7 M He looked up

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