John 8: 3-11
"The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought
in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand
before the group and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this
woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law
Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now
what do you say?" They were using this question as
a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the
ground with his finger. When they kept on
questioning him, he straightened up and said to
them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be
the first to throw a stone at her." Again he stooped
down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a
time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left,
with the woman still standing there. Jesus
straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are
they? Has no one condemned you?"
"No one, sir," she said.
"Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared.
"Go now and leave your life of sin." (NIV)
(To sin is to miss the mark, so I have his hand
drawing an arrow that is missing the bulls-eye.)