John 8:1-6 LEB

A Woman Caught in Adultery

1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

References for John 8:1

      2 Now early in the morning he came again to the temple [courts].a And all the people were coming,b and he sat down [and]c began to teachd them.

      References for John 8:2

        • ć 8:2 - *Here "[courts]" is supplied to distinguish this area from the interior of the temple building itself
        • Ĉ 8:2 - Some manuscripts have "were coming to him"
        • ĉ 8:2 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("sat down") has been translated as a finite verb
        • Ċ 8:2 - *The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began to teach")
          3 Now the scribes and the Pharisees brought to him a womane caught in adultery. And standing her in [their] midst,

          References for John 8:3

            • ċ 8:3 - Some manuscripts have "brought a woman"
              4 they said to him, testing [him],f "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery!

              References for John 8:4

                • Č 8:4 - Some manuscripts omit "testing [him]"
                  5 Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?"
                  6 (Now they were saying this to test him, so that they would have [an occasion]g to bring charges against him.) But Jesus, bending down, began to writeh with [his]i finger on the ground, taking no notice.j

                  References for John 8:6

                    • č 8:6 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
                    • Ď 8:6 - *The imperfect tense has been translated as ingressive here ("began to write")
                    • ď 8:6 - *Literally "the"; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
                    • Đ 8:6 - Some manuscripts omit "taking no notice"