'Lashes' in the Bible
If the guilty party deserves to be flogged, the judge will make him lie down and be flogged in his presence with the number of lashes appropriate for his crime.
He may be flogged with 40 lashes, but no more. Otherwise, if he is flogged with more lashes than these, your brother will be degraded in your sight.
then I will punish their disobedience with a rod and their iniquity with lashes.
A rebuke cuts into a perceptive personmore than a hundred lashes into a fool.
Lashes and wounds purge away evil,and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.
"And that slave who knew his master's will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,
But he who did not know and did things worthy of a beating shall be beaten with few [lashes]. For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required; and of him to whom men entrust much, they will require and demand all the more.