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Acts 27:29

    Acts 27:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then fearing lest we should have fallen on rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And fearing lest haply we should be cast ashore on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for the day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then, fearing that by chance we might come on to the rocks, they let down four hooks from the back of the ship, and made prayers for the coming of day.

    Webster's Revision

    And fearing lest haply we should be cast ashore on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for the day.

    World English Bible

    Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And fearing lest haply we should be cast ashore on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for the day.

    Definitions for Acts 27:29

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:29

    Cast four anchors out of the stern - By this time the storm must have been considerably abated; though the agitation of the sea could not have subsided much. The anchors were cast out of the stern to prevent the vessel from drifting ashore, as they found that, the farther they stood in, the shallower the water grew; therefore they dropped the anchor astern, as even one ship's length might be of much consequence.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:29

    They cast four anchors - On account of the violence of the storm and waves, to make, if possible, the ship secure.

    And wished for the day - To discern more accurately their situation and danger.