Thursday, April 18, 2019

High Priest Confrontation Comparison

Jesus struck before the high priest (John 18:19-23):
The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.

Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing. Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said.

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?

Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?
Paul struck before the high priest (Acts 23:1-5):
Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, “Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.

And the high priest Ananias commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.

Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! For you sit to judge me according to the law, and do you command me to be struck contrary to the law?

And those who stood by said, “Do you revile God's high priest?

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.’
Paul sought to fight fire with fire and it backfired. Jesus was simply answering the question within the context of his rightful place and authority over the high priest.

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