Scourging (-s) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Scourging (-s)[ 1,,G3148, mastix ]
a whip, scourge," is used
(a) with the meaning "scourging," in Acts 22:24, of the Roman method (See above, B, No. 1, Note);
(b) in Hebrews 11:36, of the "sufferings" of saints in the OT times. Among the Hebrews the usual mode, legal and domestic, was that of beating with a rod (See 2 Corinthians 11:25);
(c) metaphorically, of "disease" or "suffering:" See PLAGUE, No. 1.