The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJohn 8:4
They say unto him, Master…
They applied to him in a
handsome and respectful manner, the better to cover their ill
this woman was taken in adultery;
by two persons at least, who could
be witnesses of it; otherwise the accusation was not legal; see
(Deuteronomy 19:15) ; though in the case of a wife suspected of adultery, they
admitted a single witness as valid F6:
in the very act;
or "in the theft itself", for adultery is a theft;
it is an unlawful use of another's property; see this word used in
the same sense, in Heliodor, l. 1. sect. 11.
F6 Maimon. Hilchot Eduth, c. 5. sect. 2.