John 8:5 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "Now Moses in the law commanded us," (en de to nomo humin Mouses eneteilato) "Now in the law (he gave to us) Moses enjoined," Lev 20:10; Deu 22:22. Yet, they did not state that both the adulterer and the adulteress were to be put to death, according to the law.

2) "That such should be stoned:" (tas toiautas lithazein) "That such ones should be or were to be stoned," repeatedly, until they died, unless the woman made a protest against a man who attacked her, Deu 22:23-25. Such stoning was the capital punishment also inflicted on the sabbath breaker, Num 15:32-36.

3) "But what sayest thou?" (su oun ti legeis;) "What therefore do you say about the matter?'' They thought they would entrap Him in a dilemma (a two horned) argument. If He had said, ''kill her," they would have charged Him with brutality and no compassion and if He said "let her go'' they apparently meant to further charge Him with teaching people to disregard Moses' law, in addition to their charge that He was a sabbath breaker, Joh 5:9-10; Joh 5:16; Joh 5:18. But He knowing what was in man, knowing the entrapment motives of their inquiry, (Joh 2:24-25), did not verbally respond as they thought, Isa 55:8-9; Joh 18:31.

Consult other comments:

John 8:5 - The Greek Testament

John 8:5 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:5 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:5 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:5 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:5 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:5 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:5 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:5 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:5 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:5 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:5 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:5 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:5 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:5 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:5 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary