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Acts 16:23

    Acts 16:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they had laid many stripes on them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they had given them a great number of blows, they put them in prison, giving orders to the keeper of the prison to keep them safely:

    Webster's Revision

    And when they had 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,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

    Definitions for Acts 16:23

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 16:23

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 16:23

    And when they had laid many stripes on them - The Jews were by law prohibited from inflicting more than 40 stripes, and usually inflicted but 39, 2 Corinthians 11:24. But there was no such law among the Romans. They were unrestricted in regard to the number of lashes, and probably inflicted many more. Perhaps Paul refers to this when he says 2 Corinthians 11:23, "In stripes above measure." that is, beyond the usual measure among the Jews, or beyond moderation.

    They cast them into prison - The magistrates did this partly as a punishment, and partly with a view hereafter of taking vengeance on them more according to the forms of law.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 16:23

    16:23 They laid many stripes upon them - Either they did not immediately say they were Romans, or in the tumult it was not regarded. Charging the jailer - Perhaps rather to quiet the people than because they thought them criminal.