2Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, andhe sat down and taught them. 3The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5Nowin the Law Moses commanded usto stone such women. So what do you say?”
6This they saidto test him,that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among yoube the first to throw a stone at her.” 8And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
10Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now onsin no more.”
12Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoeverfollows me will notwalk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”