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Acts 27:11

    Acts 27:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship, than to those things which were spoken by Paul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the captain gave more attention to the master and the owner of the ship than to what Paul said.

    Webster's Revision

    But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship, than to those things which were spoken by Paul.

    World English Bible

    But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship than to those things which were spoken by Paul.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship, than to those things which were spoken by Paul.

    Definitions for Acts 27:11

    Centurion - Commander of a hundred men.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:11

    The centurion believed the master - Τῳ κυβερνητῃ, the pilot; and owner of the ship, τῳ ναυκληρῳ, the captain and proprietor. This latter had the command of the ship and the crew; the pilot had the guidance of the vessel along those dangerous coasts, under the direction of the captain; and the centurion had the power to cause them to proceed on their voyage, or to go into port, as he pleased; as he had other state prisoners on board; and probably the ship itself was freighted for government. Paul told them, if they proceeded, they would be in danger of shipwreck; the pilot and captain said there was no danger; and the centurion, believing them, commanded the vessel to proceed on her voyage. It is likely that they were now in the port called the Fair Havens.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:11

    The master - The person who is here meant was the helmsman, who occupied in ancient ships a conspicuous place on the stern, and steered the ship, and gave directions to the crew.

    The owner of the ship - Probably a different person from "the master." He had the general command of the ship as his own property, but had employed "the master," or the pilot, to direct and manage it. His counsel in regard to the propriety of continuing the voyage would be likely to be followed.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 27:11

    27:11 The centurion regarded the master - And indeed it is a general rule, believe an artificer in his own art. Yet when there is the greatest need, a real Christian will often advise even better than him.