New International Version
Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
King James Bible
Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
Darby Bible Translation
Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and some struck him with the palms of their hand,
World English Bible
Then they spit in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him,
Young's Literal Translation
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him, and others did slap,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And buffeted him - Smote him with their fists, εκολαφισαν. This is the translation of Theophylact. Κολαφιζειν, says he, means, "to beat with the hand, the fingers being clenched. Συγκαμτομενων των δακτυλων, or, to speak more briefly, to buffet with the fist."
Smote him with the palms of their hands - Ερραπισαν. Ραπιζω, says Suidas, means "παταξαι την γναθον απλη τη χειρι, to smite the cheek with the open hand." Thus they offered him indignity in all its various and vexatious forms. Insults of this kind are never forgiven by the world: Jesus not only takes no revenge, (though it be completely in his power), but bears all with meekness, without even one word of reply.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
buffeted him. [Kolaphizo,] 'smote him with their fists,' as Theophylact interprets.
smote him. [Rhapizo,] 'smote him on the cheek with the open hand,' as Suidas renders. They offered him every indignity, in all its various and vexatious forms.
the palms of their hands. or, rods.
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They detest me and keep their distance; they do not hesitate to spit in my face.
I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
and said, "Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?"
They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.
who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise."
Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, "Prophesy!" And the guards took him and beat him.
The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.
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