4Q417

4QInstruction
Dead Sea Scrolls

If men’s money you borrow for your poverty, do not let there be [sleep for] you day and night, nor rest for your soul [...until] you have restored to your creditor [his money]. Do not lie to him lest you bear guilt. And moreover from reproach to your creditor [...and do not entrust] it further to his neighbor. And against your poverty he will shut his hand. Your strength [...] and like him borrow, and know Him who has lent it to you. And if a flogging befalls you and it [hasten...pa]in, do not conceal from him who [flogs you] lest he uncover your reproach [...] a ruler over him, and then he will not smite him with a rod [...thirty-] nine and no more. And moreover, you [O understanding child...]

2 Corinthians 11:24

New Testament

22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I. 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times. 24 Five times I received from the Jews forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was beaten with a rod. Once I received a stoning. Three times I suffered shipwreck. A night and a day I spent adrift in the open sea. 26 I have been on journeys many times, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, in dangers from my own countrymen, in dangers from Gentiles, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers at sea, in dangers from false brothers,

 Notes and References

Harrington, Daniel J. Wisdom Texts from Qumran (p. 52) Routledge, 1996

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