John 8:1

1 And Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

John 8:1 Meaning and Commentary

John 8:1

Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives.
] Which lay eastward of Jerusalem, about a mile from it; hither Christ went on the evening of the last day of the feast of tabernacles; partly to decline the danger, and avoid the snares the Jews might lay for him in the night season; having been disappointed and confounded in the daytime; and it may be for the sake of recreation and diversion, to sup with his dear friends Lazarus, Martha, and Mary, who lived at Bethany, not far from this mount; and chiefly for private prayer to God, on account of himself as man, and for his disciples, and for the spread of his Gospel, and for the enlargement of his interest; this being his common and usual method, ( Luke 21:37 ) .

John 8:1 In-Context

1 And Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 Early in the morning he returned to the temple. All the people gathered around him, and he sat down and taught them.
3 The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group,
4 they said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery.
5 In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone women like this. What do you say?"

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