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23 Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, “Men and brethren, aI have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.” 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him bto strike him on the mouth. 3 Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! For you sit to judge me according to the law, and cdo you command me to be struck contrary to the law?”
6 But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Men and brethren, fI am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; gconcerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!”
7 And when he had said this, a dissension arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and the assembly was divided. 8 hFor Sadducees say that there is no resurrection—and no angel or spirit; but the Pharisees confess both. 9 Then there arose a loud outcry. And the scribes of the Pharisees’ party arose and protested, saying, i“We find no evil in this man; 1but jif a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, klet us not fight against God.”
10 Now when there arose a great dissension, the commander, fearing lest Paul might be pulled to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him by force from among them, and bring him into the barracks.
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