Bits of Torah Truths – Using the Torah, Yeshua won the challenge of the woman in “adultery” – Episode 38
5 מֹשֶׁה צִוָּנוּ בַּתּוֹרָה לִסְקֹל נָשִׁים כָּאֵלֶּה, (ויקרא כ׳ י׳//דברים כב׳ כב׳) וּמָה אַתָּה אוֹמֵר?״ 6 זֹאת אָמְרוּ כְּדֵי לְנַסּוֹת אוֹתוֹ, שֶׁיִּהְיֶה לָהֶם בְּמַה לְּהַאֲשִׁימוֹ. אוּלָם יֵשׁוּעַ הִתְכּוֹפֵף וּבְאֶצְבָּעוֹ כָּתַב עַל הָאָרֶץ. (ירמיהו יז׳ יג׳) 7 כְּשֶׁהוֹסִיפוּ לִשְׁאֹל אוֹתוֹ, זָקַף קוֹמָתוֹ וְאָמַר׃ ״מִי מִכֶּם נָקִי מְחֵטְא, שֶׁיְּהֵא הוּא רִאשׁוֹן לְהַשְׁלִיךְ עָלֶיהָ אֶבֶן!״ 8 וְשׁוּב הִתְכּוֹפֵף וְכָתַב עַל הָאָרֶץ. 9 כְּשָׁמְעָם זֹאת יָצְאוּ אֶחָד אֶחָד, הָחֵל מֵהַזְּקֵנִים. הוּא נוֹתַר לְבַדּוֹ וְהָאִשָּׁה עוֹדֶנָּה בִּמְקוֹמָהּ. 10 הִזְדַּקֵּף יֵשׁוּעַ וְאָמַר לָהּ׃ ״אִשָּׁה, אֵיפֹה הֵם? הַאִם לֹא הִרְשִׁיעַ אוֹתָךְ אִישׁ?״ 11 הֵשִׁיבָה וְאָמְרָה׃ ״אַף לֹא אֶחָד, אֲדוֹנִי.״ אָמַר לָהּ׃ ״גַּם אֲנִי אֵינֶנִּי מַרְשִׁיעַ אוֹתָךְ; לְכִי וְאַל תּוֹסִיפִי לַחֲטֹא עוֹד.״שׁ
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)
Here in John 8:5-12 Yeshua used the Torah command that an adulterer should be stoned (Vayikra / Leviticus 20:10) to teach an import point about sin. He said he who has no sin may cast the first stone. The point is we are all guilty having violated the Torah in some way, and how mercy is better than killing.