Did Jesus excuse or ignore the woman’s sin? No, he forgave her and reminded her not to abuse that forgiveness by continuing in her old ways.

BibleGateway: John 8:1-11

ESV Text: John 8:1-11

John 8:1–11 (Listen)

8:1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]]

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:29

     1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 408 :
Jesus Christ, my Pride and Glory

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Jesus Christ, my pride and glory, 
He, the true and living Light, 
Strengthens me with glorious might. 
Christ, revealed in sacred story, 
Whom I now as Lord confess, 
Teaches me true holiness. 

2. Let me live to priase Thee ever, 
Jesus, thou my heart’s Delight, 
Thou who leadest me aright. 
Let me cling to Thee forever, 
All the fleshly lusts deny 
And the devil’s hosts defy. 

3. Grant me, Lord, Thy Holy Spirit 
That in all I follow Him 
Lest the light of faith grow dim. 
Let me ever trust Thy merit, 
Let Thy blessing me attend, 
From all evil me defend. 

4. From all pain and imperfection, 
Gracious Lord, deliver me, 
Heaven’s glory let me see. 
Keep me under Thy direction 
That the grace thou gavest me 
I may praise eternally. 


Hymn: LSB 945 Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
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