Acts 23:2
New International Version
At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.

New Living Translation
Instantly Ananias the high priest commanded those close to Paul to slap him on the mouth.

English Standard Version
And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.

Berean Study Bible
At this, the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.

Berean Literal Bible
Then the high priest Ananias commanded those standing by him to strike his mouth.

New American Standard Bible
The high priest Ananias commanded those standing beside him to strike him on the mouth.

King James Bible
And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

Christian Standard Bible
The high priest Ananias ordered those who were standing next to him to strike him on the mouth.

Contemporary English Version
Then Ananias the high priest ordered the men standing beside Paul to hit him on the mouth.

Good News Translation
The High Priest Ananias ordered those who were standing close to Paul to strike him on the mouth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the high priest Ananias ordered those who were standing next to him to strike him on the mouth.

International Standard Version
Then the high priest Ananias ordered the men standing near him to strike him on the mouth.

NET Bible
At that the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Khanan-Yah The Priest commanded those who stood on the side to hit Paulus on his mouth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priest Ananias ordered the men standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.

New American Standard 1977
And the high priest Ananias commanded those standing beside him to strike him on the mouth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the prince of the priests, Ananias, commanded those that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

King James 2000 Bible
And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

American King James Version
And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to strike him on the mouth.

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

English Revised Version
And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief priest Ananias commanded those standing by him to smite him on the mouth,
Study Bible
Paul Before the Sanhedrin
1Paul looked directly at the Sanhedrin and said, “Brothers, I have conducted myself before God in all good conscience to this day.” 2At this, the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. 3Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit here to judge me according to the Law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck.”…
Cross References
1 Kings 22:24
Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah went up, struck Micaiah in the face, and demanded, "Which way did the Spirit of the LORD go when He departed from me to speak to you?"

2 Chronicles 18:23
Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah went up, struck Micaiah in the face, and demanded, "Which way did the Spirit of the LORD go when He departed from me to speak to you?"

Job 16:10
They open their mouths against me and strike my cheeks with contempt; they join together against me.

John 18:22
When Jesus had said this, one of the officers standing nearby slapped Him in the face and said, "Is this how You answer the high priest?"

John 18:23
Jesus replied, "If I said something wrong, testify to what was wrong. But if I spoke correctly, why did you strike Me?"

Acts 24:1
Five days later, the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, who presented to the governor their case against Paul.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Ananias.

Acts 24:1
And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

to smite.

1 Kings 22:24
But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?

Jeremiah 20:2
Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.

Micah 5:1
Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.







Lexicon
At this,
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

high priest
ἀρχιερεὺς (archiereus)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

Ananias
Ἁνανίας (Hananias)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 367: Of Hebrew origin; Ananias, the name of three Israelites.

ordered
ἐπέταξεν (epetaxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2004: To give order, command, charge. From epi and tasso; to arrange upon, i.e. Order.

those
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

standing near
παρεστῶσιν (parestōsin)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3936: Or prolonged paristano from para and histemi; to stand beside, i.e. to exhibit, proffer, recommend, substantiate; or to be at hand, aid.

[Paul]
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

to strike
τύπτειν (typtein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 5180: To beat, strike, wound, inflict punishment.

him
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

on the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mouth.
στόμα (stoma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4750: The mouth, speech, eloquence in speech, the point of a sword.
(2) The high priest Ananias.--See Note on Acts 22:5. The son of Nebedaeus was conspicuous for his cruelty and injustice, and had been sent to Rome as a prisoner to take his trial before Claudius (A.D. 52). He had been acquitted, or at least released, and had returned to Judaea. To him this assertion of a life so utterly unlike his own seemed almost like a personal insult. He fitted the cap, and raged with a brutal cruelty which reminds us of Jeffreys' treatment of Baxter.

Verse 2. - Ananias, the son of Nebedaeus, successor of Joseph the son of Camel, or Camydus ('Ant. Jud.,' 20. 1:3; 5:2), appears to have been actually high priest at this time. He was a violent, haughty, gluttonous, and rapacious man, and vet looked up to by the Jews ("tres considere," Renan). He had probably lately returned from Rome, having been confirmed, as it seems, in his office by Claudius, to whom Quadratus, the predecessor of Felix, has sent him as a prisoner, to answer certain charges of sedition against him. He seems to have been high priest for the unusually long period of over ten years - from A.D. to A.D. (see Josephus, 'Ant. Jud.,' 20. 5:2; 6:2, 3; 8:8). But, on the other hand, Josephus ('Ant. Jud.,' 20. 8:5) speaks of a certain Jonathan being high priest during the government of Felix, and being murdered by the Sicarii at his instigation; which looks as if Ananias's high priesthood had been interrupt el. It would appear, too, from 20. 8:8, that Ismael the son of Fabi succeeded to Jonathan, net to Ananias, as is usually supposed. But the question is involved in great obscurity. 23:1-5 See here the character of an honest man. He sets God before him, and lives as in his sight. He makes conscience of what he says and does, and, according to the best of his knowledge, he keeps from whatever is evil, and cleaves to what is good. He is conscientious in all his words and conduct. Those who thus live before God, may, like Paul, have confidence both toward God and man. Though the answer of Paul contained a just rebuke and prediction, he seems to have been too angry at the treatment he received in uttering them. Great men may be told of their faults, and public complaints may be made in a proper manner; but the law of God requires respect for those in authority.
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