Acts 16:24
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.

Berean Study Bible
On receiving this order, he placed them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Berean Literal Bible
who having received such an order, threw 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
The jailer did as he was told. He put them deep inside the jail and chained their feet to heavy blocks of wood.

Good News Translation
Upon receiving this order, the jailer threw them into the inner cell and fastened their feet between heavy blocks of wood.

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.

New Heart English Bible
who, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison, and secured 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.

New American Standard 1977
and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison, and fastened their feet in the stocks.

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.
Study Bible
Paul and Silas Imprisoned
23And after striking them with many blows, they threw them into prison and ordered the jailer to guard them securely. 24On receiving this order, he placed them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25About midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.…
Cross References
Job 13:27
You put my feet in the stocks and stand watch over all my paths; You set a limit for the soles of my feet.

Job 33:11
He puts my feet in the stocks; He watches over all my paths.'

Jeremiah 20:2
he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten, and he put him in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 29:26
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada, to be the chief officer in the house of the LORD, responsible for any madman who acts like a prophet--you must put him in stocks and neck irons.

Jeremiah 38:6
So they took Jeremiah and dropped him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the courtyard of the guard. They lowered Jeremiah with ropes into the cistern, which had no water but 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 saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

Jeremiah 37:15,16
Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison…

Jeremiah 38:26
Then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.

and made.

2 Chronicles 16:10
Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. And Asa oppressed some of the people the same time.

Job 13:27
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

Job 33:11
He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.







Lexicon
On receiving
λαβὼν (labōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

[this]
τοιαύτην (toiautēn)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).

order,
παραγγελίαν (parangelian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3852: A command, charge, injunction; a precept, rule of living. From paraggello; a mandate.

he placed
ἔβαλεν (ebalen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 906: (a) I cast, throw, rush, (b) often, in the weaker sense: I place, put, drop. A primary verb; to throw.

them
αὐτοὺς (autous)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

inner
ἐσωτέραν (esōteran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 2082: Inner; with the article: the part that is within. Comparative of eso; interior.

cell
φυλακὴν (phylakēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5438: From phulasso; a guarding or, the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or, the time, literally or figuratively.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

fastened
ἠσφαλίσατο (ēsphalisato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 805: To make safe (secure, fast). From asphales; to render secure.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

feet
πόδας (podas)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4228: The foot. A primary word; a 'foot'.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

stocks.
ξύλον (xylon)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3586: From another form of the base of xestes; timber; by implication, a stick, club or tree or other wooden article or substance.
(24) Thrust them into the inner prison.--Those who have seen anything of the prisons of the Roman empire, as, e.g., the Mamertine dungeon at Rome itself, can picture to themselves the darkness and foulness of the den into which Paul and his friend were now thrust: the dark cavern-like cell, below the ground, the damp and reeking walls, the companionship of the vilest outcasts. And, as if this were not enough, they were fastened in the "stocks." St. Luke uses the Greek term xylon, the same as is used sometimes for the cross (Acts 5:30; Acts 13:29). The technical Latin word was nervus. Like the English stocks, it was a wooden frame with five holes, into which head and feet and arms were thrust, and the prisoner left in an attitude of "little-ease." Here, however, it would seem, the feet only were fastened, the rest of the body being left lying on the ground. If the Received version of Job 13:27; Job 33:11, which follows the LXX. and the Vulgate, be correct, the punishment was common at a very early period in the East. (Comp. Jeremiah 29:26.)

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). 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.
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