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Acts 23:1-6 (Third Millennium Bible)

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1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, "Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God to this day." 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to smite him on the mouth. 3 Then said Paul unto him, "God shall smite thee, thou whited wall! For sittest thou to judge me according to the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?" 4 And those who stood by said, "Revilest thou God's high priest? 5 Then said Paul, "I knew not, brethren, that he was the high priest; for it is written: `Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.'" 6 But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out to the council, "Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: for the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called into question!"
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