John 18:22
New International Version
When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he demanded.

New Living Translation
Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. "Is that the way to answer the high priest?" he demanded.

English Standard Version
When he had said these things, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?”

Berean Study Bible
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?”

Berean Literal Bible
Now of His having said these things, one of the officers standing by gave a blow with the palm to Jesus, having said, "Do You answer the high priest this way?"

New American Standard Bible
When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"

King James Bible
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Christian Standard Bible
When he had said these things, one of the officials standing by slapped Jesus, saying, "Is this the way you answer the high priest?"

Contemporary English Version
As soon as Jesus said this, one of the temple police hit him and said, "That's no way to talk to the high priest!"

Good News Translation
When Jesus said this, one of the guards there slapped him and said, "How dare you talk like that to the High Priest!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When He had said these things, one of the temple police standing by slapped Jesus, saying, "Is this the way you answer the high priest?"

International Standard Version
When he said this, one of the officers standing nearby slapped Jesus on the face and demanded, "Is that any way to answer the high priest?"

NET Bible
When Jesus had said this, one of the high priest's officers who stood nearby struck him on the face and said, "Is that the way you answer the high priest?"

New Heart English Bible
When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he had said these things, one of the guards who was standing there struck Yeshua on the cheek and said to him, “Do you answer thus to The High Priest?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jesus said this, one of the guards standing near Jesus slapped his face and said, "Is that how you answer the chief priest?"

New American Standard 1977
And when He had said this, one of the officers standing by gave Jesus a blow, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when he had thus spoken, one of the servants who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

King James 2000 Bible
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so?

American King James Version
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so?

American Standard Version
And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had said these things, one of the servants standing by, gave Jesus a blow, saying: Answerest thou the high priest so?

Darby Bible Translation
But as he said these things, one of the officers who stood by gave a blow on the face to Jesus, saying, Answerest thou the high priest thus?

English Revised Version
And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?

Weymouth New Testament
Upon His saying this, one of the officers standing by struck Him with his open hand, asking Him as he did so, "Is that the way you answer the High Priest?"

World English Bible
When he had said this, one of the officers standing by slapped Jesus with his hand, saying, "Do you answer the high priest like that?"

Young's Literal Translation
And he having said these things, one of the officers standing by did give Jesus a slap, saying, 'Thus dost thou answer the chief priest?'
Study Bible
Jesus Before the High Priest
21Why are you asking Me? Ask those who heard My message. Surely they know what I said.” 22When 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?” 23Jesus replied, “If I said something wrong, testify to what was wrong. But if I spoke correctly, why did you strike Me?”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:67
Then they spat in His face and struck Him. Others slapped Him,

Luke 22:63
The men who were holding Jesus began to mock Him and beat Him.

John 18:3
So Judas brought a band of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees. They arrived at the garden carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons.

John 18:21
Why are you asking Me? Ask those who heard My message. Surely they know what I said."

John 19:3
And they went up to Him again and again, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and slapping Him in the face.

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

Treasury of Scripture

And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answer you the high priest so?

struck.

Job 16:10
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

Job 30:10-12
They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face…

Isaiah 50:5-7
The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back…

the palm of his hand.

Acts 23:4,5
And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? …







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

[Jesus]
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.

had said
εἰπόντος (eipontos)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

[this],
Ταῦτα (Tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

one
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive 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.

officers
ὑπηρετῶν (hypēretōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5257: From hupo and a derivative of eresso; an under-oarsman, i.e. subordinate.

standing nearby
παρεστηκὼς (parestēkōs)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
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.

slapped [Him] in the face
ῥάπισμα (rhapisma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4475: A slap, blow on the cheek with the open hand. From rhapizo; a slap.

[and] said,
εἰπών (eipōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“{Is} this how
Οὕτως (Houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

You answer
ἀποκρίνῃ (apokrinē)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

the
τῷ (tō)
Article - Dative 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?”
ἀρχιερεῖ (archierei)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.
(22) With the palm of his hand.--The Greek word occurs again in the New Testament only in John 19:3, and Mark 14:65 (see Note there, and on Matthew 26:67). It is uncertain whether it means here a blow with the hand or, as the margin renders it, "with a rod." The word originally means a stroke with a rod, but in classical usage it acquired also the meaning of a slap in the face, or box on the ear, and the corresponding verb is certainly used in this sense in Matthew 5:39. We may gather from Acts 23:2 that a blow on the face was a customary punishment for a supposed offence against the dignity of the high priest; but in that case it was ordered by the high priest himself, and the fact that it was here done without authority by one of the attendants confirms the opinion that this was not a legal trial before the judicial authority.

Verse 22. - And when he had said these things, one of the officers standing by, anxious to win with his officious zeal the approval of his master, gave Jesus a ῤάπισμα. (Meyer says it cannot be settled whether this word means a stroke with a rod (as Godet, Bengel) or a blow on the cheek or ear, which was the current punishment for a word supposed to be insolent; but δέρεις of Ver. 23, which means "to flay," implies a more severe punishment than a blow on the face with the hand.) This is the beginning of the coarse and terrible mockery which was the lot of the sublime Sufferer through the remaining hours of the awful day which is now dawning on him. Saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? 18:13-27 Simon Peter denied his Master. The particulars have been noticed in the remarks on the other Gospels. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. The sin of lying is a fruitful sin; one lie needs another to support it, and that another. If a call to expose ourselves to danger be clear, we may hope God will enable us to honour him; if it be not, we may fear that God will leave us to shame ourselves. They said nothing concerning the miracles of Jesus, by which he had done so much good, and which proved his doctrine. Thus the enemies of Christ, whilst they quarrel with his truth, wilfully shut their eyes against it. He appeals to those who heard him. The doctrine of Christ may safely appeal to all that know it, and those who judge in truth bear witness to it. Our resentment of injuries must never be passionate. He reasoned with the man that did him the injury, and so may we.
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