2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Note 6 at 2Co 11:23: Normally, Paul would never have put himself ahead of others like this. That's the reason he kept interjecting the statement that he was speaking like a carnal or lost person would (see note 2 at 2Co 11:1). Typically, all of Paul's boasting would have been in the Lord (2Co 10:17), for any good thing that was in Paul came from the Lord (1Co 4:7).
Note 7 at 2Co 11:23: This is quite a statement! Paul said he couldn't even count the number of stripes he had received. In 2Co 11:24, he mentioned that five times, he received 39 stripes (a total of 195) from the Jews, but his statement here leaves no doubt that there must have been many other times that he was whipped. In Ac 16:23, the Scripture says the Gentiles "laid many stripes upon them."
The book of Acts contains only this one example of Paul being whipped (Ac 16:23). Yet Paul's statements here leave no doubt that there were many more whippings than what the narrative of Acts records. Apparently the book of Acts only scratches the surface of what Paul endured and accomplished.
Note 8 at 2Co 11:23: Just as with the stripes Paul mentioned in this verse (see note 7 at this verse), Paul must have been imprisoned many more times than what was recorded in the book of Acts. Acts only lists two times Paul was in prison (Ac 16:24 and 21:33, see note 8 at Ac 24:27), although the second imprisonment lasted for years (see note 2 at Ac 28:30).
Note 9 at 2Co 11:23: There is only one instance recorded in Acts where Paul was possibly killed and resurrected (see note 3 at Ac 14:20). However, he was in many situations that could have resulted in death if the Lord had not intervened.