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John 18:22–23

22 When He had said this, one of the aofficers standing nearby bstruck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”

23 aJesus answered him, If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?”

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John 18:22–23 — The New International Version (NIV)

22 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.

23 If I said something wrong,” Jesus replied, testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?”

John 18:22–23 — English Standard Version (ESV)

22 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?” 23 Jesus answered him, If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”

John 18:22–23 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

22 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? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

John 18:22–23 — New Living Translation (NLT)

22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” he demanded.

23 Jesus replied, If I said anything wrong, you must prove it. But if I’m speaking the truth, why are you beating me?”

John 18:22–23 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

22 And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, “Do You answer the high priest like that?”

23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?”

John 18:22–23 — New Century Version (NCV)

22 When Jesus said this, one of the guards standing there hit him. The guard said, “Is that the way you answer the high priest?”

23 Jesus answered him, “If I said something wrong, then show what it was. But if what I said is true, why do you hit me?”

John 18:22–23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

22 And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?

John 18:22–23 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

22 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? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?

John 18:22–23 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

22 When Jesus said this, one of the guards standing near Jesus slapped his face and said, “Is that how you answer the chief priest?”

23 Jesus replied to him, “If I’ve said anything wrong, tell me what it was. But if I’ve told the truth, why do you hit me?”

John 18:22–23 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

22 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?”

23 If I have spoken wrongly,” Jesus answered him, give evidence about the wrong; but if rightly, why do you hit Me?”

John 18:22–23 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 When he had said this, one of the police standing nearby struck Jesus on the face, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?” 23 Jesus answered, If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong. But if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?”

John 18:22–23 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

22 Now when he had said these things, one of the officers who was standing by gave a slap in the face to Jesus, saying, “Do you reply to the high priest in this way?” 23 Jesus replied to him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify about what is wrong! But if I have spoken correctly, why do you strike me?”

John 18:22–23 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

22 When Jesus said that, one of the officials nearby hit him in the face. “Is this any way to answer the high priest?” he asked.

23 “Have I said something wrong?” Jesus replied. “If I have, give witness to it. But if I spoke the truth, why did you hit me?”