New International Version
and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.
King James Bible
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Darby Bible Translation
they say to him, Teacher, this woman has been taken in the very act, committing adultery.
World English Bible
they told him, "Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act.
Young's Literal Translation
they say to him, 'Teacher, this woman was taken in the very crime -- committing adultery,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A woman taken in adultery - Some of the popish writers say that her name was Susanna; that she was espoused to an old decrepid man, named Manasseh; that she died a saint in Spain, whither she had followed St. James. These accounts the judicious Calmet properly terms fables.
It is allowed that adultery was exceedingly common at this time, so common that they had ceased to put the law in force against it. The waters of jealousy were no longer drunk, the culprits or those suspected of this crime, being so very numerous; and the men who were guilty themselves dared not try their suspected wives, as it was believed the waters would have no evil effect upon the wife, if the husband himself had been criminal. See the whole of the process on the waters of jealousy in the notes on Numbers 5:14 (note), etc.; and see at the end of chap. 18 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Eversley. Chester Cathedral. 1872. St John viii. 58. "Before Abraham was, I am." Let us consider these words awhile. They are most fit for our thoughts on this glorious day, on which the Lord Jesus ascended to His Father, and to our Father, to His God, and to our God, that He might be glorified with the glory which He had with the Father before the making of the world. For it is clear that we shall better understand Ascension Day, just as we shall better understand Christmas or Eastertide, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
February 27 Evening
On the Words of the Gospel, John viii. 31, "If Ye Abide in My Word, Then are Ye Truly My Disciples," Etc.
Believing on Jesus, and Its Counterfeits
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group
In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women.Now what do you say?"
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