Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.
But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did.Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said,“ What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.
Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,they said to Him,“ Teacher, this woman was caught 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, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them,“ He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves,“ You see that you are accomplishing nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!”