Acts 23:2

“And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the high Priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him, to smite him on the mouth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The high priest Ananias commanded those standing beside him to strike him on the mouth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the high priest, Ananias, gave orders to those who were near him to give him a blow on the mouth.
- Basic English Bible

But the high priest Ananias ordered those standing by him to smite his mouth.
- Darby Bible

And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him, to strike him on the mouth.
- Webster's Bible

On hearing this the High Priest Ananias ordered those who were standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.
- Weymouth Bible

The high priest, Ananias, commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.
- World English Bible

And Anany, prince of prestis, comaundide to men that stoden nyy hym, that thei schulden smyte his mouth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the chief priest Ananias commanded those standing by him to smite him on the mouth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Acts 23:2


Ac 23:2 To strike him on the mouth. The high priest flamed up in an instant at the statement of Paul that he had acted in good conscience. "How could such a renegade from Judaism be conscientious"? It is common in the despotic East to order the mouths that are supposed to have spoken falsely to be smitten. Ananias was high priest at this time, but was removed on a charge brought by King Agrippa in A.D. 59 (Ac 25:13). He was at last assassinated.

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