the woman was guilty, but where was the man? both of them deserved to die (leviticus 20:10). it was a trap and jesus knew it, but he ended up trapping the trappers. did he write on the ground to remind them that he had written the law (exodus 31:18) or to refer them to jeremiah 17:13 (see luke 10:20)? here is our wonderful assurance: “there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in christ jesus” (romans 8:1).