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John 8:9 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience," (hoi de akousantes) "Then they upon hearing his challenge," and being convicted of their own guilt, Rom 3:23; 1Ki 846; Mat 5:27-28. Their consciences were not void of offense, Act 24:16; Rom 2:15; Rom 9:1; 2Co 1:12; 2Co 13:5. That every mouth might be stopped, Rom 3:19.

2) "Went out one by one," (echserchonto eis kath' eis) ''They went out voluntarily one by one," of their own choice or decision, as the rich young ruler turned and walked away from Jesus when he was convicted of his own covetous guilt, Mat 19:22; Mar 10:22; Luk 18:23.

3) ''Beginning at the eldest, even unto the last:” (arksamenoi apo ton presbuteran) "Beginning from the older ones (the elders)," the mature scribes and Pharisees who had initiated this encounter, Joh 8:3, and who perhaps had more sins to remember and who realized they had carried their charges too far.

4) "And Jesus was left alone," (kai kateleiphthe monos) "And he(Jesus)was left alone," When those who had come to entrap Him had gone out, evaporated like thin air, unwilling to try to defend their charges against the woman that they had hailed or dragged before Him.

5) "And the woman standing in the midst." (kai he gune en meso ousa) "And the woman being (still standing) in the midst," before Him as one on trial to answer charges and show respect to the process of the trial court.

This miserable woman stood face to face with the pitying Savior.

Consult other comments:

John 8:9 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 8:9 - The Greek Testament

John 8:9 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 8:9 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 8:9 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 8:9 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 8:9 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 8:9 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 8:9 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:9 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:9 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 8:9 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 8:9 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 8:9 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 8:9 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 8:9 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 8:9 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 8:9 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 8:9 - Church Pulpit Commentary

John 8:9 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 8:9 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 8:9 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 8:9 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 8:9 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 8:9 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 8:9 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 8:9 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 8:9 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary