New International Version
After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully.
King James Bible
And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:
Darby Bible Translation
And having laid many stripes upon them they cast [them] into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely;
World English Bible
When they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely,
Young's Literal Translation
many blows also having laid upon them, they cast them to prison, having given charge to the jailor to keep them safely,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Laid many stripes upon them - The Jews never gave more than thirty-nine stripes to any criminal; but the Romans had no law relative to this: they gave as many as they chose; and the apostles had, undoubtedly, the fullest measure. And perhaps St. Paul refers to this, where he says, 2 Corinthians 11:23 : εν πληγαις ὑπερβαλλοντως, in stripes beyond measure or moderation.
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The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.
The jailer told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace."
2 Corinthians 6:5
in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.
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