And looking intently at the council, Paul said, "Brothers, 1I have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day."
And the high priest 2Ananias commanded those who stood by him 3to strike him on the mouth.
Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, you 4whitewashed 5wall! Are you sitting to judge me according to the law, and yet 6contrary to the law you 7order me to be struck?"
Those who stood by said, "Would you revile 8God's high priest?
And Paul said, 9"I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written, 10'You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.'"
Now when Paul perceived that one part were 11Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, "Brothers, 12I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. It is 13with respect to the 14hope and the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial."