New Living Translation
They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, "All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!"
King James Bible
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Darby Bible Translation
But when they continued asking him, he lifted himself up and said to them, Let him that is without sin among you first cast the stone at her.
World English Bible
But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her."
Young's Literal Translation
and when they continued asking him, having bent himself back, he said unto them, 'The sinless of you -- let him first cast the stone at her;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:7 He that is without sin - He that is not guilty: his own conscience being the judge) either of the same sin, or of some nearly resembling it; let him - as a witness, cast the first stone at her.
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The witnesses must throw the first stones, and then all the people may join in. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you.
"Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.
Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, "Where are your accusers? Didn't even one of them condemn you?"
You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.
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