As I say, it sounds like a whip. The sound of a whip always reminds me of Jesus, how he was whipped and crowned with thorns on a day that evidently turned stormy. Such unnecessary abuse (not that abuse is ever necessary). Torture before killing. Depravity.
What happened to the soldiers who whipped Jesus? Were their lives destroyed by what they were told to do? Did they suffer from PTSD like soldiers today? Or were they chosen for the job because they liked inflicting pain? I don't know.
Jesus forgave them. Can I?