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Acts 27:6

    Acts 27:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy; and he put us therein.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there the captain came across a ship of Alexandria, sailing for Italy, and put us in it.

    Webster's Revision

    And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy; and he put us therein.

    World English Bible

    There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy; and he put us therein.

    Definitions for Acts 27:6

    Centurion - Commander of a hundred men.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:6

    A ship of Alexandria - It appears, from Acts 27:38, that this ship was laden with wheat, which she was carrying from Alexandria to Rome. We know that the Romans imported much corn from Egypt, together with different articles of Persian and Indian merchandise.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:6

    A ship of Alexandria - A ship belonging to Alexandria. Alexandria was in Egypt, and was founded by Alexander the Great. It appears from Acts 27:38 that the ship was laden with wheat. It is well known that great quantities of wheat were imported from Egypt to Rome, and it appears that this was one of the large ships which were employed for that purpose. Why the ship was on the coast of Asia Minor is not known But it is probable that it had been driven out of its way by adverse winds or tempests.