The Woman Caught in Adultery

This is a simplified version of the Bible story found in John 8:3-11, written for children to understand. For the original version, please refer to the Bible passage.

One day, some important people called scribes and Pharisees brought a lady to Jesus. They said, “Teacher, this lady was caught doing something wrong called adultery. The law says we should throw stones at her. What do you say?”

But they weren’t really asking what Jesus thought. They just wanted to test him and make him look bad.

Jesus bent down and started writing with his finger on the ground. They kept asking him the same thing over and over, but he didn’t say anything.

Finally, Jesus stood up and said to them, “Let the person who has never done anything wrong throw the first stone at her.” Then, he bent down and started writing on the ground again.

After hearing this, the scribes and Pharisees slowly went away one by one, starting with the older ones. Soon, only Jesus and the lady were left.

Jesus stood up and asked the lady, “Where did they go? Did no one punish you?”

She replied, “No one, Lord.”

Jesus said to her, “I don’t punish you either. Go and don’t do anything wrong again.”

The lady was grateful and left, feeling thankful that Jesus showed her kindness and love.

Biblical Lessons

  • Jesus teaches us to forgive others, just as he forgave the woman who committed adultery.
  • We should be careful not to use the law to condemn or hurt others, but instead use it to guide us in how we should treat others.
  • This story also reminds us that all of us are sinners and in need of forgiveness, and we should be willing to extend that forgiveness to others as well.
  • Finally, the fact that Jesus didn’t condemn the woman but instead showed her love and compassion teaches us that God’s love is greater than any sins we could make, and that no matter what we have done, there is always hope for redemption and forgiveness.

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