Living Water Flows

When everyone left the temple & went home, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives to pray (109).

Early the next morning he went back to the area of the temple. People gathered around him, and he sat down and began to teach them.

Then the teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery, and they made her stand before them all. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. In our law, Moses commanded that such a woman must be stoned to death. Now, what do you say?” (They said this to trap Jesus, so they could accuse him of something & get rid of him.)

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But Jesus bent down and began to write in the dirt with his finger. Then he stood up and said to them, “Any one of you who has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her.” Then he bent down and wrote in the dirt again.

When they heard this, the older accusers began leaving, one by one, and then the rest followed.

Finally, Jesus was left alone with the woman.

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He stood 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. Get up, go on your way, but do not sin again.”

 

(109) John 7:53-8:11