Acts 16:24
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New International Version
When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

New Living Translation
So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks.

English Standard Version
Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Receiving such an order, he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks.

International Standard Version
Having received these orders, he put them into the inner cell and fastened their feet in leg irons.

NET Bible
Receiving such orders, he threw them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when he had received this order, he brought them and shut them up in the inner room of the prison and bound their feet in the stocks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the jailer followed these orders and put Paul and Silas into solitary confinement with their feet in leg irons.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison and made their feet fast in the stocks.

King James 2000 Bible
Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

American King James Version
Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

American Standard Version
who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

Douay-Rheims 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.

English Revised Version
who, having received such a charge, cast them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

Weymouth New Testament
He, having received an order like that, lodged them in the inner prison, and secured their feet in 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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

16:16-24 Satan, though the father of lies, will declare the most important truths, when he can thereby serve his purposes. But much mischief is done to the real servants of Christ, by unholy and false preachers of the gospel, who are confounded with them by careless observers. Those who do good by drawing men from sin, may expect to be reviled as troublers of the city. While they teach men to fear God, to believe in Christ, to forsake sin, and to live godly lives, they will be accused of teaching bad customs.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - Cast for thrust, A.V. In the stocks; Greek τὸ ξύλον, sometimes called ξυλοπέδη. The ξύλον was of different forms, and used as a punishment. Sometimes it was a kind of heavy wooden collar put on the neck of a prisoner, whence the phrase, Χύλῳ φιμοῦν τὴν αὐχένα (Aristoph., 'Nubes,' 592)," To make fast his neck in the pillory." Sometimes it was what Aristophanes calls πεντεσύριγγον ξύλον, "stocks with five holes," two for the feet, two for the hands, and one for the neck. Here, as in Job 13:27 (where the LXX. word is ἐν κυλύματι, Hebrew סֵד, a stake, or log), it is simply" the stocks." Thus Paul and Silas, first stripped and 1,catch, then put in the inner prison, and further made fast in the stocks, were treated with the utmost possible rigour and severity. See St. Paul's vivid reminiscence of the outrage (1 Thessalonians 2:2, ὑβρισθέντες).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Who having received such a charge,.... So strict an one from the magistrates, was doubly careful and diligent:

thrust them into the inner prison: the innermost part of it, the lowest or furthest part of the prison; so that there were the more doors, bolts, and bars, to break open, and pass through, should they attempt to make their escape:

and made their feet fast in the stocks; or "wood", a wooden machine, in which the feet of prisoners were put for security, and which we call "the stocks"; some say it was such an one, in which the neck as well as the feet were put, and so might be the same with our "pillory".

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. made their feet fast in the stocks—an instrument of torture as well as confinement, made of wood bound with iron, with holes for the feet, which were stretched more or less apart according to the severity intended. (Origen at a later period, besides having his neck thrust into an iron collar, lay extended for many days with his feet apart in the rack). Though jailers were proverbially unfeeling, the manner in which the order was given in this case would seem to warrant all that was done.

Acts 16:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul and Silas in Prison
23When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely; 24and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
Cross References
Job 13:27
You fasten my feet in shackles; you keep close watch on all my paths by putting marks on the soles of my feet.

Job 33:11
He fastens my feet in shackles; he keeps close watch on all my paths.'

Jeremiah 20:2
he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the LORD's temple.

Jeremiah 29:26
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.

Jeremiah 38:6
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.
Treasury of Scripture

Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

the inner.

1 Kings 22:27 And say, Thus said the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed …

Jeremiah 37:15,16 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put …

Jeremiah 38:26 Then you shall say to them, I presented my supplication before the …

Lamentations 3:53-55 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone on me…

and made.

2 Chronicles 16:10 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; …

Job 13:27 You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; …

Job 33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, he marks all my paths.

Psalm 105:18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks …

Jeremiah 29:26 The LORD has made you priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, …

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