|New International Version (© 2011)|
Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!"
King James Bible
Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
American Standard Version
Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: and sittest thou to judge me according to the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
Young's Literal Translation
then Paul said unto him, 'God is about to smite thee, thou whitewashed wall, and thou -- thou dost sit judging me according to the law, and, violating law, dost order me to be smitten!'
Acts 23:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God shall smite thee, thou whited wall - Thou hypocrite! who sittest on the seat of judgment, pretending to hear and seriously weigh the defense of an accused person, who must in justice and equity be presumed to be innocent till he is proved to be guilty; and, instead of acting according to the law, commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law, which always has the person of the prisoner under its protection; nor ever suffers any penalty to be inflicted but what is prescribed as the just punishment for the offense. As if he had said: "Thinkest thou that God will suffer such an insult on his laws, on justice, and on humanity, to pass unpunished?"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
God. God did smite him in a remarkable manner; for about five years after this, after his house had been reduced to ashes, in a tumult raised by his own son, he was besieged and taken in the royal palace; where having attempted in vain to hide himself, he was dragged out and slain.
Matthew 23:27,28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like to white washed sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward...
Leviticus 19:35 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in length, in weight, or in measure.
Psalm 58:1,2 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men...
Psalm 82:1,2 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods...
Psalm 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law?
Ecclesiastes 3:16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness...
Amos 5:7 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Micah 3:8-11 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare to Jacob his transgression...
Deuteronomy 25:1,2 If there be a controversy between men, and they come to judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous...
John 7:51 Does our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he does?
John 18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
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Leviticus 19:15 "'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
Deuteronomy 25:2 If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves,
1 Kings 22:24 Then Zedekiah son of Kenaanah went up and slapped Micaiah in the face. "Which way did the spirit from the LORD go when he went from me to speak to you?" he asked.
Matthew 23:27 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
John 7:51 "Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?"
Acts 23:4 Those who were standing near Paul said, "How dare you insult God's high priest!"