New International Version
"If I said something wrong," Jesus replied, "testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?"
King James Bible
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
Darby Bible Translation
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?
World English Bible
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you beat me?"
Young's Literal Translation
Jesus answered him, 'If I spake ill, testify concerning the ill; and if well, why me dost thou smite?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
One of the officers - struck Jesus - This was an outrage to all justice: for a prisoner, before he is condemned, is ever considered to be under the especial protection of justice; nor has any one a right to touch him, but according to the direction of the law. But it has been observed before that, if justice had been done to Christ, he could neither have suffered nor died.
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God hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.--I THES. 2:12. My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, . . . but now is my kingdom not from hence.--Expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.--Thou hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.--I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and …
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Art Thou a King?
Peter's Denial and Repentance.
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.
At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.
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