1. And Paul beheld the council steadfastly, and said, Men and brethren, I have served God until this day in all good conscience.
2. And the high priest Ananias commanded those that stood by him to smite him on the face. 3. Then Paul said to him, God will smite thee, thou painted wall; and thou sittest judging according to law, and transgressing
the law, commandest thou me to be smitten? 4. And those which stood by said,
Railest thou on God’s high priest? 5. And Paul said, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest; for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler
of thy people.