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Acts 27:15

    Acts 27:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when the ship got into the grip of it, and was not able to make headway into the wind, we gave way, and went before it.

    Webster's Revision

    and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven.

    World English Bible

    When the ship was caught, and couldn't face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven.

    Definitions for Acts 27:15

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:15

    And when the ship was caught - Συναρπασθεντος δε του πλοιου. The ship was violently hurried away before this strong levanter; so that it was impossible for her, αντοφθαλμειν, to face the wind, to turn her prow to it, so as to shake it out, as I have heard sailors say, and have seen them successfully perform in violent tempests and squalls.

    We let her drive - We were obliged to let her go right before this tempestuous wind, whithersoever it might drive her.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:15

    The ship was caught - By the wind. It came suddenly upon them as a tempest.

    Could not bear up ... - Could not resist its violence, or the helmsman could not direct the ship. It was seized by the wind, and driven with such violence, that it became unmanageable.

    We let her drive - We suffered the ship to be borne along by the wind without attempting to control it.