They said this to trap Jesus, so that they could accuse him. But he bent over and wrote on the ground with his finger.
As they stood there asking him questions, he straightened up and said to them, "Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her." 1
Then he bent over again and wrote on the ground.
When they heard this, they all left, one by one, the older ones first. Jesus was left alone, with the woman still standing there.
He straightened up and said to her, "Where are they? Is there no one left to condemn you?"
"No one, sir," she answered. "Well, then," Jesus said, "I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not sin again."]
Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. "I am the light of the world," he said. "Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness." 2
The Pharisees said to him, "Now you are testifying on your own behalf; what you say proves nothing." 3
"No," Jesus answered, "even though I do testify on my own behalf, what I say is true, because I know where I came from and where I am going. You do not know where I came from or where I am going.
You make judgments in a purely human way; I pass judgment on no one.
But if I were to do so, my judgment would be true, because I am not alone in this; the Father who sent me is with me.