John 8:4 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "They say unto him," (legousin auto) "They say to him," directly, openly, purporting to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, a thing they were incapable of doing, in their unregenerate religious delusion, for He soon gave them their true (IDs) as children of the devil, liars and hypocrites, Joh 8:44.

2) "Master, this woman was taken in adultery," (didaskale haute he gune kateileptai moicheuomene) "Teacher, this woman has been caught committing adultery," an unethical and immoral act, in breach of Moses' law, Exo 20:14; Mat 5:27; Mar 10:19; Rom 13:9.

3) "In the very act." (ep, autophoro) "In the act," of adultery itself, a thing for which Moses' law prescribed the death penalty, that both the man and woman "shall surely be put to death," Lev 20:10.

The vilest of sinners are often the greatest accusers. These scribes and Pharisees thought they had a "double whammy" for Jesus, for if He said put her to death, they would accuse Him of brutality without passion, and if He said let her go, He would disregard Moses' law.

Consult other comments:

John 8:4 - The Greek Testament

John 8:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:4 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:4 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:4 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:4 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:4 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:4 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:4 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:4 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:4 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:4 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary