2. When Paul received stripes from the Jews for preaching the gospel, how many stripes did he receive each time he was beaten? (a) Twenty; (b) forty; or (c) thirty-nine.
1. (b) Five times (2 Cor. 11:24).
2. (c) Thirty-nine (2 Cor. 11:24).
The Jews were to give no more than forty stripes when they
were punishing someone. They would stop one blow short so that,
if they had miscounted , they would not violate the letter of the Law.