New American Standard Bible
and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
King James Bible
Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
Darby Bible Translation
who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and secured their feet to the stocks.
World English Bible
who, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison, and secured their feet in the stocks.
Young's Literal Translation
who such a charge having received, did put them to the inner prison, and their feet made fast in the stocks.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thrust them into the inner prison - Into the most retired and secure part of the prison. The cells in the interior of the prison would be regarded as more safe, being doubtless more protected, and the difficulty of escape would be greater.
And made their feet fast in the stocks - Greek: and made their feet secure to wood. The word "stocks," with us, denotes a machine made of two pieces of timber between which the feet of criminals are placed, and in which they are thus made secure. The account here does not imply necessarily that they were secured precisely in this way, but that they were fastened or secured by the feet, probably by cords, to a piece or beam of wood, so that they could not escape. It is probable that the legs of the prisoners were bound to large pieces of wood which not only encumbered them, but which were so placed as to extend their feet to a considerable distance. In this condition it might be necessary for them to lie on their backs; and if this, as is probable, was on the cold ground, after their severe scourging, their sufferings must have been very great. Yet in the midst of this they sang praises to God.
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'He puts my feet in the stocks; He watches all my paths.'
Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put him in the stocks that were at the upper Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the LORD.
"The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to be the overseer in the house of the LORD over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and in the iron collar,
Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king's son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank into the mud.
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