But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.…
What a constraining power there is in the example of eminent persons. He is said to compel, in Scripture, not only who doth violently force, but who, being of authority, doth provoke by his example.
(Burkitt.)The errors of those that do rule become rulers of error. Men sin through a kind of authority, through the sins of those who are in authority.
Parallel VersesKJV: But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
WEB: But when Peter came to Antioch, I resisted him to his face, because he stood condemned.