New American Standard Bible
But the bystanders said, "Do you revile God's high priest?"
King James Bible
And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest?
Darby Bible Translation
And those that stood by said, Dost thou rail against the high priest of God?
World English Bible
Those who stood by said, "Do you malign God's high priest?"
Young's Literal Translation
And those who stood by said, 'The chief priest of God dost thou revile?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Revilest thou ... - Dost thou reproach or abuse the high priest of God? is remarkable that they, who knew that he was not the high priest, should have offered this language. He was, however, in the place of the high priest, and they might have pretended that respect was due to the office.
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And Paul said, "I was not aware, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT SPEAK EVIL OF A RULER OF YOUR PEOPLE.'"
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