they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.
"Now in the Law 1Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"
They were saying this, 2testing Him, 3so 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, 4He straightened up, and said to them, "5He who is without sin among you, let him be the 6first 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.
7Straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?"
She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "8I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on 9sin no more."]
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "10I am the Light of the world; 11he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
So the Pharisees said to Him, "12You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not true."
Jesus answered and said to them, "13Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know 14where I came from and where I am going; but 15you do not know where I come from or where I am going.