MERCY Jesus was teaching in the temple area, when the Jewish religious leaders brought in a woman caught in adultery. Trying to trap Jesus, they stated that the law says to kill her by throwing stones at her and asked Jesus what He recommended. Jesus replied, “WHICHEVER ONE OF YOU HAS COMMITTED NO SIN MAY THROW THE FIRST STONE AT HER” [Jn 8:7 GN]. Apparently, they were aware that Jesus taught love, forgiveness and mercy, as they tried to trap Him in speaking against the law from Moses. As no one can claim to be without sin, her accusers all left. Do you show mercy? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures