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John 8:7 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "So when they continued asking him," (hos de epemenon erontes auton) "Then as they remained (went on) questioning him," repeatedly about the charges, and what He would say they should do, to entrap Him.

2) "He lifted up himself and said unto them," (anekupsen kai eipen autois) "He stood upright (erect) and said directly to them," knowing the wicked motive and intents of their hearts, Jer 17:9; Joh 2:24-25. He lifted the issue from the legal to the moral sphere of judgement.

3) "He that is without sin among you," (ho anamartetos humon) "The one of you all who is sinless," implying with regards to the manner in which you have seized and brought this woman before me, without the other party of adultery, as per your own laws, procedure of such judgement, Lev 20:10; Rom 3:23; 1Ki 8:46.

4) "Let him first cast a stone at her." (protos ep' auten baleto lithon) "Let him first cast a stone upon her," according to Moses' law, Deu 17:7; Rom 2:1; Rom 2:22. There were apparently "reversible errors" in the matter of their seizure of, and accusations against the woman, while they covered up part of the testimony involved, knowingly, Joh 1:1; Joh 1:5. Jesus challenged those who were normally competent before the law to proceed to throw the first stone. The hypocrisy of their whole plot was mirrored before them by the challenge of Jesus.

Consult other comments:

John 8:7 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:7 - The Greek Testament

John 8:7 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:7 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:7 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:7 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:7 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:7 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:7 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:7 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:7 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:7 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:7 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:7 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 8:7 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:7 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:7 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:7 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:7 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:7 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 8:7 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 8:7 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:7 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:7 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:7 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:7 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:7 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 8:7 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:7 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:7 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:7 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary