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Acts 27:38

    Acts 27:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when they had had enough food, they made the weight of the ship less, turning the grain out into the sea.

    Webster's Revision

    And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

    World English Bible

    When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

    Definitions for Acts 27:38

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:38

    They lightened the ship - They hoped that, by casting out the lading, the ship would draw less water; in consequence of which, they could get nearer the shore.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:38

    They lightened the ship - By casting the wheat into the sea. As they had no hope of saving the cargo, and had no further use for it, they hoped that by throwing the wheat overboard the ship would draw less water, and that thus they would be able to run the vessel on the shore.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 27:38

    27:38 Casting out the wheat - So firmly did they now depend on what St. Paul had said.