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Stripes


Stripes — as a punishment were not to exceed forty (Deut. 25:1–3), and hence arose the custom of limiting them to thirty-nine (2 Cor. 11:24). Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard to the infliction of stripes (Acts 16:37, 38; 22:25–29). Our Lord was beaten with stripes (Matt. 27:26).