Simple Simon

J38 The Woman Caught In Adultery - Poem by Simple Simon

When Jesus was in the temple
Teaching a crowd of people,
Some lawyers and Pharisees
Brought there an adulteress.

“Teacher, ” they said to Jesus,
“An adulterous woman she’s
Our law book of Moses,
Kill her, it clearly says.”

“It’s death by stone,
For such a woman,
What do you say now?
You dispose this how? ”

They wanted to trap him
And then accuse him,
But Jesus told them
“Yes, do the same.”

“But, he must be the one,
Who had done no sin,
To throw the first stone,
On this one condition.”

When they heard this,
They made no fuss,
And left the place
Without any trace.

Jesus was left alone,
Beside the crying woman.
He asked, “They’ve gone.
To stone you, there’s none.”

“I do not condemn you
And I’ve to tell you,
Go, but never again
Commit such a sin.”

“By the true standards,
One should be judged.
Not by external standards
One should be judged.”

It wasn’t a mere question,
That the said law was broken
But it was for the one reason,
‘Who was without sin? ’

On the level of compassion
If one repents for the sin
When God can condone
Why not the God’s Son?

Comments about J38 The Woman Caught In Adultery by Simple Simon

  • (2/5/2007 8:43:00 PM)

    One of the most beautiful and compassionate stories in the New Testament. The wonderful gift of forgiveness gave this woman a second chance. Very touching write,

    Warm regards,


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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 8, 2011

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