Acts 23:1-6 NLT

1 Gazing intently at the high council, a Paul began: "Brothers, I have always lived before God in all good conscience!"

References for Acts 23:1

    • Ö 23:1 - Greek <I>Sanhedrin;</I> also in 23:6, 15, 20, 28.
      2 Instantly Ananias the high priest commanded those close to Paul to slap him on the mouth.
      3 But Paul said to him, "God will slap you, you whitewashed wall! What kind of judge are you to break the law yourself by ordering me struck like that?"
      4 Those standing near Paul said to him, "Is that the way to talk to God's high priest?"
      5 "I'm sorry, brothers. I didn't realize he was the high priest," Paul replied, "for the Scriptures say, 'Do not speak evil of anyone who rules over you.'b"

      References for Acts 23:5

        • × 23:5 - Exod 22:28.
          6 Paul realized that some members of the high council were Sadducees and some were Pharisees, so he shouted, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, as were all my ancestors! And I am on trial because my hope is in the resurrection of the dead!"