You shall not revile God, nor curse the ruler of your people.
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Augustine of Hippo
“Brethren, I did not know that he was the high priest; for it is written, ‘You shall not speak ill of a ruler of your people.’ ” The mildness of this prompt reply shows how calmly he had spoken what he seemed to have uttered in anger, for such a reply could not be given by those who are angered or perturbed. And in the reply, “I did not know that he was the high priest,” he spoke the truth to those who understand him. It is as though he were saying, “I have come to know another High Priest for whose name’s sake I am suffering these injuries—a High Priest whom it is not lawful to revile but whom you are reviling, because in me you hate nothing else than his name.” On the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.