Acts 16:24

24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Read Acts 16:24 Using Other Translations

Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks.

What does Acts 16:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 16:24

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".

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