New International Version
When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The inner prison - Probably what we would call the dungeon; the darkest and most secure cell.
Made their feet fast in the stocks - The το ξυλον, which we here translate stocks, is supposed to mean two large pieces of wood, pierced with holes like our stocks, and fitted to each other, that, when the legs were in, they could not be drawn out. The holes being pierced at different distances, the legs might be separated or divaricated to a great extent, which must produce extreme pain. It is this circumstance to which it is supposed Prudentius refers, in speaking of the torments of St. Vincent: -
Lignoque plantas inserit,
"They placed his feet in the stocks, his legs greatly distended!"
If the apostles were treated in this way, lying on the bare ground with their flayed backs, what agony must they have suffered! However, they could sing praises notwithstanding.
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You fasten my feet in shackles; you keep close watch on all my paths by putting marks on the soles of my feet.
He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.'
he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the LORD's temple.
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada to be in charge of the house of the LORD; you should put any maniac who acts like a prophet into the stocks and neck-irons.
So they took Jeremiah and put him into the cistern of Malkijah, the king's son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah by ropes into the cistern; it had no water in it, only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.
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