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Acts 20:13

    Acts 20:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And we went before to ship, and sailed to Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But we going before to the ship set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go by land.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But we, going before him by ship, went to Assos with the purpose of taking Paul in there: for so he had given orders, because he himself was coming by land.

    Webster's Revision

    But we going before to the ship set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go by land.

    World English Bible

    But we who went ahead to the ship set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for he had so arranged, intending himself to go by land.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But we, going before to the ship, set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go by land.

    Definitions for Acts 20:13

    Afoot - By feet; performed by foot.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 20:13

    Sailed unto Assos - Assos, according to Pausanias, Eliac. ii. 4, and Pliny, Hist. Nat. xxxvi. 27, was a maritime town of Asia, in the Troad. Strabo and Stephanus place it in Mysia. It was also called Apollonia, according to Pliny, Ib. lib. Acts 20:30. The passage by sea to this place was much longer than by land; and therefore St. Paul chose to go by land, while the others went by sea.

    Intending to take in Paul - Αναλαμβανειν, To take him in Again; for it appears he had already been aboard that same vessel: probably the same that had carried them from Philippi to Troas, Acts 20:6.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 20:13

    Sailed unto Assos - There were several cities of this name. One was in Lycia; one in the territory of Eolis; one in Mysia; one in Lydia; and another in Epirus. The latter is the one intended here. It was between Troas and Mitylene. The distance to it from Troas by land was about 20 miles, while the voyage round Cape Lecture was nearly twice as far, and accordingly Paul chose to go to it on foot.

    Minding himself - Choosing or preferring to go on foot. Most of his journeys were probably performed in this way.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 20:13

    20:13 Being himself to go on foot - That he might enjoy the company of his Christian brethren a little longer, although he had passed the night without sleep, and though Assos was of difficult and dangerous access by land.