Acts 23:4

“And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Acts 23:4

And they that stood by, said, Reuilest thou Gods high Priest?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But the bystanders said, "Do you revile God's high priest?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those who were near said, Do you say such words against God's high priest?
- Basic English Bible

And those that stood by said, Dost thou rail against the high priest of God?
- Darby Bible

And they that stood by, said, Revilest thou God's high priest?
- Webster's Bible

Do you rail at God's High Priest? cried the men who stood by him.
- Weymouth Bible

Those who stood by said, "Do you malign God's high priest?"
- World English Bible

And thei that stoden niy, seiden, Cursist thou the hiyest prest of God?
- Wycliffe Bible

And those who stood by said, `The chief priest of God dost thou revile?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Acts 23:4

Wesley's Notes for Acts 23:4

23:3 Then said Paul - Being carried away by a sudden and prophetic impulse. God is about to smite thee, thou whited wall - Fair without; full of dirt and rubbish within. And he might well be so termed, not only as he committed this outrage, while gravely sitting on the tribunal of justice but also as, at the same time that he stood high in the esteem of the citizens, he cruelly defrauded the priests of their legal subsistence, so that some of them even perished for want. And God did remarkably smite him; for about five years after this, his house being reduced to ashes, in a tumult begun by his own son, he was besieged in the royal palace; where having hid himself in an old aqueduct, he was dragged out and miserably slain.

23:5 I was not aware, brethren, that it was the high priest - He seems to mean, I did not advert to it, in the prophetic transport of my mind: but he does not add, that his not adverting to it proceeded from the power of the Spirit coming upon him; as knowing they were not able to bear it. This answer admirably shows the situation of mind he was then in, partly with regard to the bystanders, whom he thus softens, adding also the title of brethren, and justifying their reproof by the prohibition of Moses; partly with regard to himself, who, after that singular transport subsided, was again under the direction of the general command. #Exod 22:28|.

23:6 I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: for the hope of the resurrection of the dead am I called in question - So he was in effect; although not formally, or explicitly.

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