Five times received I forty stripes save one (pentaki tesserakonta para mian elabon). The Acts and the Epistles are silent about these Jewish floggings ( Matthew 27:36 ). See on "Lu 12:47" for omission of plhga (stripes). Thirty-nine lashes was the rule for fear of a miscount ( Deuteronomy 25:1-3 ). Cf. Josephus (Ant. IV. 8, 1, 21).