John 8:6

English Standard Version

6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. (Mt 16:1; Mt 19:3; Mt 22:18; Mt 22:35; Mr 8:11; Mr 10:2; Mr 12:15; Lu 10:25; Lu 11:16; Lu 11:54)

New International Version

6 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.

New Int. Readers Version

6 They were trying to trap Jesus with that question. They wanted to have a reason to bring charges against him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.

King James Version

6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.