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Acts 27:30

    Acts 27:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under color as though they would have cast anchors out of the bow,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And as the sailors were seeking to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, under color as though they would lay out anchors from the foreship,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the sailors made attempts secretly to get away from the ship, letting down a boat as if they were about to put down hooks from the front of the ship;

    Webster's Revision

    And as the sailors were seeking to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, under color as though they would lay out anchors from the foreship,

    World English Bible

    As the sailors were trying to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, pretending that they would lay out anchors from the bow,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And as the sailors were seeking to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would lay out anchors from the foreship,

    Definitions for Acts 27:30

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:30

    The shipmen - The sailors - let down the boat. Having lowered the boat from the deck into the sea, they pretended that it was necessary to carry some anchors ahead, to keep her from being carried in a dangerous direction by the tide, but with the real design to make for shore, and so leave the prisoners and the passengers to their fate. This was timely noticed by the pious and prudent apostle; who, while simply depending on the promise of God, was watching for the safety and comfort of all.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:30

    The shipmen - The sailors, leaving the prisoners.

    Under colour - Under pretence. They pretended that it was necessary to get into the boat, and carry the anchors ahead of the ship so as to make it secure, but with a real intention to make for the shore.

    Out of the foreship - From the prow, so as to make the fore-part of the ship secure. The reason why they did this was probably that they expected the ship would go to pieces; and, since all on board could not be saved in one small boat, they resolved to escape to a place of safety as soon as possible.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 27:30

    27:30 The sailors were attempting to flee out of the ship - Supposing the boat would go more safely over the shallows.