Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?”
“Our Law does not judge a man unless it first hears from him and knows what he is doing, does it?”
“If there is a dispute between men and they go to court, and the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked,
‘You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.
‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David.
Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods?
Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?
A Psalm of Asaph.
God takes His stand in His own congregation;
He judges in the midst of the rulers.
Can a throne of destruction be allied with You,
One which devises mischief by decree?
Furthermore, I have seen under the sun that in the place of justice there is wickedness and in the place of righteousness there is wickedness.
For those who turn justice into wormwood
And cast righteousness down to the earth.”
On the other hand I am filled with power—
With the Spirit of the Lord—
And with justice and courage
To make known to Jacob his rebellious act,
Even to Israel his sin.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.
So Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.