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Acts 23:1–5

And looking intently at the council, Paul said, “Brothers, xI have lived my life before God in all good conscience up to this day.” And the high priest yAnanias commanded those who stood by him zto strike him on the mouth. Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you awhitewashed bwall! Are you sitting to judge me according to the law, and yet ccontrary to the law you corder me to be struck?” Those who stood by said, “Would you revile dGod’s high priest?” And Paul said, e“I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written, f‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’ ”

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