Acts 23:1-11 NAS

Paul before the Council

1 Paul, looking intently at 1the aCouncil, said, "2Brethren *, 3I have blived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day."

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    • ɭ 23:1 - Or "Sanhedrin"
    • ɮ 23:1 - Or "conducted myself as a citizen"
      2 The high priest 4Ananias commanded those standing beside him 5to strike him on the mouth.

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      3 Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, 6you whitewashed wall! Do you 7sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?"

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      4 But the bystanders said, "Do you revile God's high priest?
      5 And Paul said, "I was not aware, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, '8YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.' "

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      6 But perceiving that one group were 9Sadducees and the other Pharisees, 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!"

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      7 As he said this, there occurred a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.
      8 For 14the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor an angel, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

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      9 And there occurred a great uproar; and some of 15the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, "16We find nothing wrong with this man; 17suppose * a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"

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      10 And as a great dissension was developing, the dcommander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force, and bring him into 18the barracks.

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        • ɰ 23:10 - I.e. chiliarch, in command of one thousand troops
          11 But on 19the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, "20Take courage; for 21as you have 22solemnly witnessed to My cause * at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also."

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