1Paul, lookingintently at 1the aCouncil, said, "2Brethren , 3I have blived my life with a perfectlygoodconscience before God up to thisday."
The highpriest4Ananiascommandedthosestandingbeside him 5to strike him on the mouth.
3ThenPaulsaid to him, "God is going to strike you, 6you whitewashedwall ! Do you 7sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Laworder me to be struck ?"
But the bystanderssaid, "Do you revileGod'shighpriest ?
And Paulsaid, "I was not aware, brethren, that he was highpriest ; for it is written, '8YOU SHALL NOT SPEAKEVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.' "
But perceiving that onegroup were 9Sadducees and the otherPharisees, Paul began crying out in 10the cCouncil, "11Brethren , 12I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees ; I am on trial for 13the hope and resurrection of the dead !"