When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."
And once again he bent down and wrote on the ground. a9
When they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the elders; and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
Jesus straightened up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
She said, "No one, sir." b And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again."] c12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."
Then the Pharisees said to him, "You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid."
Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
You judge by human standards; d I judge no one.
Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father e who sent me.
In your law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is valid.
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