John 8:1-11 Yeshua (Jesus) went to the Mount of Olives. And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down, and taught them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They said to Him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what do you say? This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to accuse Him. But Yeshua (Jesus) stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He did not hear them. So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let Him first cast a stone at her. And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even to the last: and Yeshua (Jesus) was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Yeshua (Jesus) had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, he said to her, Woman, where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you? She said, No man, L-rd. And Yeshua (Jesus) said to her, neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.
Men were testing Him.
If He spoke against the law His credibility would be questioned.
The law required stoning if there where witnesses.
Note: She was caught in the act of adultery. Yet they did not produce her partner. Could it be that one or more of the men present were her partners?
He asked, “Who is “without this sin” among you?” (Deut. 13:9,17:7)
Deut 13:10-11 And you shall stone him with stones, that he die; because he has sought to thrust you away from the L-RD thy G-d, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.
Witnesses were to start the execution. Only those not guilty of the same sin could be involved in it. Obviously stoning is no longer observed.
What did He write on the ground? Hypocrite, maybe?
Whatever it was it convicted the conscious of those present and they left.
He asked, “Where are those accusers of yours?” “Is no one left to judge you?” She said, NO one, L-rd.
He said, “Neither DO I”
Amazing, Did G-d change?
No, He said, “leave your life of sin.” (See Matt 9:1-8)
John 8:12-13 Again therefore Yeshua (Jesus) spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."
Yeshua spoke these words at the feast of Tabernacles. At this feast the 4 large lamps were lit in the court of the women at the Temple. There were nightly celebrations dancing and singing praises to the L-rd. Imagine the vivid message Yeshua was giving them.
Yeshua said, “I AM” the light of the world. Again we see Him claiming to be G-d.
The men declare His witness is of Himself.
John 8:14 Yeshua (Jesus) answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know where I came from, and where I go; but you cannot tell where I come from, and where I go.
He came from above so His witness is true. For G-d’s witness is truth. He knew in advance where He was going. They had limited knowledge from where He came and where He was going.
John 8:15-18 You judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.
His special relationship with the Father sealed this truth. The Father (Abba) declares the Son and glorifies Him.
John 8:19 Then said they to him, Where is your Father? Yeshua (Jesus) answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you should have known my Father also.
Where is your Father? These men were thinking in human terms, not spiritual.
Yeshua says, “If you don’t know my Father you don’t know the Father (Abba).
John 8:20 These words spoke Yeshua (Jesus) in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come.
His hour had not yet come. Even though they desired to kill Him, it was impossible for them to take His life before the appointed time. Yeshua lay down His life willingly. No man took it from Him. His appointed time to die for the sins of Mankind was on Pesach not Tabernacles. The year was also appointed. It can be calculated from the prophecy given to Daniel in chapter 9.
John 8:21 Then said Yeshua (Jesus) again to them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, you cannot come.
Then you will die in your sin. If you do not trust faithfully in the Son, this is true. You cannot live on Spiritually. The Father was not drawing them. Their hearts where not right.
John 8:22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? Because he said, Where I go, you cannot come.
Will He kill Himself? These men did not understand. Maybe Sarcasm?
John 8:23 And He said to them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.
He is from above! …”I AM” not from this world?
John 8:24 "I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you shall die in your sins."
If you do not believe that “I AM” you will die…..
If you don’t believe Yeshua is G-d you will die in our sins. Chapter 8 - Eight is the number that represents G-d. It also means “new life”. Only G-d can give new life.