Acts 23:1-5

1And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers a  I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.” 2And the high priest b  Ananias commanded those who stood by him c  to strike him on the mouth. 3Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you d  whitewashed e  wall! Are you sitting to judge me according to the law, and yet f  contrary to the law you g  order me to be struck?” 4Those who stood by said, “Would you revile h  God’s high priest?” 5And Paul said i  “I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written j  ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’”

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