Meaning: safe in strength

the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, who was seized and beaten by a Greek mob in the presence of Gallio, the Roman governor, when he refused to proceed against Paul at the instigation of the Jews (Acts 18:12-17)

The motives of this assault against Sosthenes are not recorded. Some identify him, but without sufficient grounds, with one whom Paul calls “Sosthenes our brother,” a convert to the faith (1 Corinthians 1:1).