Acts 27 :16

Acts 27 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

American King James Version (AKJV)

And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

American Standard Version (ASV)

And running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And, sailing near the side of a small island named Cauda, we were able, though it was hard work, to make the ship's boat safe:

Webster's Revision

And running under a certain isle which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

World English Bible

Running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat:

Definitions for Acts 27 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27 :16

A certain island - called Clauda - Called also Gaudos; situated at the south-western extremity of the island of Crete, and now called Gozo, according to Dr. Shaw.

Much work to come by the boat - It was likely to have been washed overboard; or, if the boat was in tow, at the stern of the vessel, which is probable, they found it very difficult to save it from being staved, or broken to pieces.

Barnes' Commentary on Acts 27 :16

And running under - Running near to an island. They ran near to it, where the violence of the wind was probably broken by the island,

Which is called Clauda - This is a small island about 20 miles southwest of Crete.

We had much work - Much difficulty; we were scarcely able to do it.

To come by the boat - This does not mean that they attempted here to land in the boat, but they had much difficulty in saving the small boat attached to the ship by lifting it into the ship. The importance of securing the small boat is known by all seamen.

Wesley's Commentary on Acts 27 :16

27:16 We were hardly able to get masters of the boat - To prevent its being staved.
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