Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

They asked this to trap Him, in order that they might have evidence to accuse Him.Jesus stooped down and started writing on the ground with His finger.

International Standard Version

They said this to test him, so that they might have a charge against him. But Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger.

A Conservative Version

But they said this, trying him, so that they might have an accusation against him. But Jesus having stooped down, wrote on the ground with his finger, not pretending.

American Standard Version

And this they said, trying him, that they might have whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

Amplified

This they said to try (test) Him, hoping they might find a charge on which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger.

An Understandable Version

They said this to test Him, in order to have a charge to bring against Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote [something] on the ground [i.e., in the dirt] with His finger.

Anderson New Testament

This they said to tempt him, that they might bring an accusation against him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

Bible in Basic English

They said this, testing him, so that they might have something against him. But Jesus, with his head bent down, made letters on the floor with his finger.

Common New Testament

They said this to test him, that they might have something of which to accuse him. But Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger.

Daniel Mace New Testament

they said this only to ensnare him, that they might have some accusation against him. but Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

Darby Translation

But this they said proving him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

Godbey New Testament

OMITTED TEXT

John Wesley New Testament

What therefore sayest t`ou? This they spoke tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooping down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

This they said, tempting him, that they might be able to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and with his finger wrote on the ground.

Julia Smith Translation

And this said they, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, wrote with his fingers upon the earth.

King James 2000

This they said, testing 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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

(Now they were saying this to test him, so that they would have [an occasion] to bring charges against him.) But Jesus, bending down, began to write with [his] finger on the ground, taking no notice.

Modern King James verseion

They said this, tempting Him so that they might have reason to accuse Him. But bending down, Jesus wrote on the ground with His finger, not appearing to hear.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And this they said to tempt him: that they might have, whereof to accuse him. Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

Moffatt New Testament

(They said this to test him, in order to get a charge against him.) Jesus stooped down, and began to write with his finger on the ground;

Montgomery New Testament

(This they said to tempt him, so that they could bring a charge against him.)

NET Bible

(Now they were asking this in an attempt to trap him, so that they could bring charges against him.) Jesus bent down and wrote on the ground with his finger.

New Heart English Bible

They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.

Noyes New Testament

But this they said to try him, that they might be able to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

Sawyer New Testament

They said this to try him, that they might have something of which to accuse him. But Jesus, stooping down, wrote with his finger on the ground.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But this they said, trying to entrap him, that they might have ground of accusation against him. But Jesus stooping down, with his finger wrote on the ground.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

They asked this in order to put Him to the test, so that they might have some charge to bring against Him. But Jesus leant forward and began to write with His finger on the ground.

Williams New Testament

They were asking this to trap him so that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped and began to write in the dirt with his finger.

World English Bible

They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down, and wrote on the ground with his finger.

Worrell New Testament

This they said, trying Him, that they might have whereof to accuse Him. But Jesus, having stooped down, was writing with His finger on the ground.

Worsley New Testament

This they said to tempt Him, that they might have something to accuse Him of. But Jesus stooping down, wrote with his finger upon the ground.

Youngs Literal Translation

and this they said, trying him, that they might have to accuse him. And Jesus, having stooped down, with the finger he was writing on the ground,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

πειράζω 
Peirazo 
Usage: 33

him



Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

to accuse
κατηγορέω 
Kategoreo 
Usage: 20

But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

Ἰησοῦς 
Iesous 
Usage: 969

κύπτω 
Kupto 
Usage: 3

κάτω κατωτέρω 
Kato 
Usage: 10

and with
δάκτυλος 
Daktulos 
Usage: 3

δάκτυλος 
Daktulos 
Usage: 3

γράφω 
Grapho 
Usage: 149

on
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the ground
γῆ 
Ge 
Usage: 186

as though
προσποιέομαι 
Prospoieomai 
Usage: 1

References

Context Readings

A Woman Caught In Adultery

5 "Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?" 6 They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. 7 But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."



Cross References

Matthew 19:3

Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?"

Luke 10:25

And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"

Ecclesiastes 3:7

A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.

Jeremiah 17:13

O LORD, the hope of Israel, All who forsake You will be put to shame Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the LORD.

Matthew 22:18

But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?

Genesis 49:9

"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?

Numbers 14:22

"Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice,

Psalm 38:12-14

Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

Psalm 39:1

I said, "I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence."

Proverbs 26:17

Like one who takes a dog by the ears Is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.

Daniel 5:5

Suddenly the fingers of a man's hand emerged and began writing opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the back of the hand that did the writing.

Amos 5:10

They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.

Amos 5:13

Therefore at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time.

Matthew 10:16

"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.

Matthew 15:23

But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."

Matthew 16:1

The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.

Matthew 22:35

One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus kept silent And the high priest said to Him, "I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God."

Mark 8:11

The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him.

Mark 10:2

Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife.

Mark 12:15

"Shall we pay or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at."

Luke 11:16

Others, to test Him, were demanding of Him a sign from heaven.

Luke 11:53-54

When He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to question Him closely on many subjects,

Luke 20:20-23

So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.

John 8:2

Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them.

1 Corinthians 10:9

Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents.

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