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The Woman Caught in Adultery

They went each to his own house, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them.

The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now, in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him.

Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground.

But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

From the Gospel according to John.

Because of Jesus’ divine nature (John 12:45) he has the authority to forgive sins (Matthew 9:6). There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).

10 responses to “The Woman Caught in Adultery”

  1. What a beautiful true story of perfect grace. 💚

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    1. It really is, you described it perfectly 🙏🏻❤️

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      1. Thank you 🙏🏻❣️

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  2. Your posts are as nuggets of gold–rich in teachings, even more so in love.

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    1. You brought a smile to my face, thank you for your kind support, Sherrey! It’s really encouraging. God bless you always 😊✝️🙏🏻


  3. I wonder if Jesus was counting down the time before the older ones would start to leave in the dirt? lol

    Thanks for sharing dude.

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    1. Maybe so! It’s intriguing, isn’t it? 🙂 God bless you, brother 🙏🏻✝️

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  4. What was he writing?

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    1. Great question and I don’t know the answer! Would love to know 🙂


  5. It is a stark reminder to us who pass judgement freely when Jesus Himself knew the darkness of our souls.
    We must take heed to His example.

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Steven Colborne

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Hello, I’m Steven and I’m a philosopher and author based in London. My main purpose as a writer is to encourage discussion about God. I write about a wide variety of subjects related to philosophical theology, including divine sovereignty, the nature of God, suffering, interfaith dialogue and more. My mantra: Truth heals.

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