Verses of John 8
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.
Verses of John 8
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