but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
At break of day however He returned to the Temple, and there the people came to Him in crowds. He seated Himself;
and was teaching them when the Scribes and the Pharisees brought to Him a woman who had been found committing adultery. They made her stand in the centre of the court, and they put the case to Him.
"Rabbi," they said, "this woman has been found in the very act of committing adultery.
Now, in the Law, Moses has ordered us to stone such women to death. But what do you say?"
They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.