But Jesus went to 1the Mount of Olives.
Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and 2He sat down and began to teach them.
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,
they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
"Now in the Law 3Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"
They were saying this, 4testing Him, 5so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
But when they persisted in asking Him, 6He straightened up, and said to them, "7He who is without sin among you, let him be the 8first to throw a stone at her."
Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court.
9Straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?"
She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "10I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on 11sin no more."]