But Jesuswent to 1the Mount of Olives.
2Early in the morning He cameagain into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and 2He satdown and began to teach them.
The scribes and the Phariseesbrought a womancaught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,
they said to Him, "Teacher, thiswoman has been caught in adultery, in the veryact.
5"Now in the Law3Mosescommanded us to stonesuchwomen; whatthen do You say?"
They were sayingthis, 4testing Him, 5so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesusstoopeddown and with His fingerwrote on the ground.
But when they persisted in asking Him, 6He straightened up, and said to them, "7He who is withoutsin among you, let him be the 8first to throw a stone at her."8Again He stoopeddown and wrote on the ground.
When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the olderones, and He was leftalone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.