Deuteronomy 25:3

Overview - Deuteronomy 25
Stripes must not exceed forty.
The ox is not to be muzzled.
Of raising seed unto a brother.
11 Of the immodest woman.
13 Of unjust weights and measures.
17 The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out.
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Deuteronomy 25:3  (King James Version)
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

not exceed
2 Corinthians 11:24 2 Corinthians 11:25

vile unto thee
That is, be beaten so cruelly, that, by retaining the marks, he become contemptible in the eyes of his brethren. Amendment, and not this, was the object of the punishment. We should hate and despise the sin, but not the sinner.
Job 18:3 ; Luke 15:30 ; 18:9-12 James 2:2 James 2:3