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Acts 27:13

    Acts 27:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing there, they sailed close by Crete.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close in shore.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the south wind came softly, being of the opinion that their purpose might be effected, they let the ship go and went sailing down the side of Crete, very near to the land.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close in shore.

    World English Bible

    When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to shore.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close in shore.

    Definitions for Acts 27:13

    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:13

    When the south wind blew softly - Though this wind was not very favorable, yet, because it blew softly, they supposed they might be able to make their passage.

    They sailed close by Crete - Kept as near the coast as they could. See the track on the map.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:13

    The south wind - The wind before had probably been a head-wind, blowing from the west. When it veered round to the south, and when it blew gently, though not entirely favorable, yet it was so that they supposed they could sail along the coast of Crete.

    Had obtained their purpose - The object of their desire; that is, to sail safely along the coast of Crete.

    Loosing thence - Setting sail from the fair havens.

    Close by Crete - Near the shore. It is evident that they designed, if possible, to make the harbor of Phenice to winter there. They weighed anchor and passed around Cape Matala. The distance to this point is four or five miles; the bearing west by south. With a gentle southerly wind, the vessel would be able to weather the cape, and then the wind was fair to Phoenix or Phenice (Lutro), which was 35 miles distant from the cape, and bore from thence about west-northwest.