Jesus and the Woman Caught in Sin 耶稣与那犯奸淫的妇人

   但是,耶稣到橄榄山去了。  一大清早,他又去了大殿。所有的人都聚拢在他的身边,他便坐下开始教导人们。 律法师和法利赛人带来一个被捉住的通奸女子,让她站在人们面前,然后对耶稣说∶老师,这女子正在通奸的时候,让我们给抓住了,摩西在律法中命令,我们应该用石头砸死这种人,你看现在怎么办吧? 

  他们这是在试探耶稣,好找借口来控告他。耶稣俯下身,开始用手指在地上写字。 

  他们还是不停地问他,他直起身来对他们说∶你们当中谁没有罪,谁就可以第一个用石头砸她。 然后,他又俯下身在地上写字。

  听了这话,从年长的人开始,一个个地都走开了,最后只剩下耶稣独自一人和站在他面前的女子。 

  耶稣直起身来对她说∶妇人,他们在哪里?没人给你定罪吗?

  她说∶先生,没有。

  耶稣对她说∶我也不给你定罪。你走吧,以后不要再犯罪了。










讨论问题:

1.       这个故事教导了我们什么?

2.       当耶稣弯下腰来时,祂在做什么?

3.       那些犹太人的领袖是真的要用石头砸死那个女人还是要试探耶稣?

4.       Sin 这个字到底是什么意思?

5.       耶稣说了什么话以后使众人都离开了?你觉得他们为什么离开?为什么年长的先离开?

6.       当那些想要杀死你对你攻击的人,突然都离去了,你会有什么感觉?

7.       耶稣最后对那女人说了什么?你觉得她会按耶稣所说的去做吗?如果你是处在那女人的地位,你会怎么样呢?

…… Jesus walked out to the Mount of Olives. Then early the next morning He went to the temple. The people came to him, and He sat down and started teaching them. The Pharisees and the teachers of the Law of Moses brought in a woman who had been caught in bed with a man who wasn't her husband. They made her stand in the middle of the crowd. Then they said, "Teacher, this woman was caught sleeping with a man who isn't her husband. The Law of Moses teaches that a woman like this should be stoned to death! What do you say?"

They asked Jesus this question, because they wanted to test him and bring some charge against him. But Jesus simply bent over and started writing on the ground with his finger.

They kept on asking Jesus about the woman. Finally, He stood up and said, "If any of you have never sinned, then go ahead and throw the first stone at her!" Once again He bent over and began writing on the ground. The people left one by one, beginning with the oldest. Finally, Jesus and the woman were there alone.

Jesus stood up and asked her, "Where is everyone? Isn't there anyone left to accuse you?"

"No sir," the woman answered.

Then Jesus told her, "I am not going to accuse you either. You may go now, but don't sin anymore."


Discussion Questions:

1.     What is the lesson in this story? 

2.      What is Jesus doing when He stoops down? 

3.     Were the Jewish leaders really interested in stoning the woman or just testing Jesus? 

4.     What is the meaning of ‘sin’? 

5.     What statement does He make that sends them all away?  Why do you think they all left? Why do you think the older people left first?

6.     How would you have felt if all your accusers, who wanted to kill you, just walked away?

7.     What does Jesus tell the woman? Do you think she did what Jesus said?  Would you if you were in her shoes?

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