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Acts 23:5

Then said Paul, iI wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, jThou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

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Acts 23:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’”

Acts 23:5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And Paul said, “I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’ ”

Acts 23:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“I’m sorry, brothers. I didn’t realize he was the high priest,” Paul replied, “for the Scriptures say, ‘You must not speak evil of any of your rulers.’”

Acts 23:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then Paul said, “I did not know, brethren, that he was the high priest; for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’ ”

Acts 23:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Paul said, “Brothers, I did not know this man was the high priest. It is written in the Scriptures, ‘You must not curse a leader of your people.’ ”

Acts 23:5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And Paul said, I knew not, brethren, that he was high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of a ruler of thy people.

Acts 23:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Paul said, I was not conscious, brethren, that he was high priest; for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evilly of the ruler of thy people.

Acts 23:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Paul answered, “Brothers, I didn’t know that he is the chief priest. After all, Scripture says, ‘Don’t speak evil about a ruler of your people.’ ” 

Acts 23:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest,” replied Paul. “For it is written, You must not speak evil of a ruler of your people.

Acts 23:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

And Paul said, “I did not realize, brothers, that he was high priest; for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a leader of your people.’ ”

Acts 23:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And Paul said, “I did not know, brothers, that he was high priest. For it is written, ‘You must not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’ ”

Acts 23:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Paul replied, “Brothers, I didn’t realize he was the high priest. It is written, ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’ ”

Acts 23:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

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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