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Acts 27:9

    Acts 27:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when much time was spent, and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast was now already gone by, Paul admonished them,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And as a long time had gone by, and the journey was now full of danger, because it was late in the year, Paul put the position before them,

    Webster's Revision

    And when much time was spent, and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast was now already gone by, Paul admonished them,

    World English Bible

    When much time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast had now already gone by, Paul admonished them,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when much time was spent, and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast was now already gone by, Paul admonished them,

    Definitions for Acts 27:9

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Acts 27:9

    Sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past - It is generally allowed that the fast mentioned here was that of the great day of atonement which was always celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month, which would answer to the latter end of our September; see Leviticus 16:29; Leviticus 23:27, etc. As this was about the time of the autumnal equinox, when the Mediterranean Sea was sufficiently tempestuous, we may suppose this feast alone to be intended. To sail after this feast was proverbially dangerous among the ancient Jews. See proofs in Schoettgen.

    Barnes' Notes on Acts 27:9

    When much time was spent - In sailing along the coast of Asia; in contending with the contrary winds. It is evident that when they started they had hoped to reach Italy before the dangerous time of navigating the Mediterranean should arrive. But they had been detained and embarrassed contrary to their expectation, so that they were now sailing in the most dangerous and tempestuous time of the year.

    Because the fast was now already past - By the "fast" here is evidently intended the fast which occurred among the Jews on the great day of atonement. That was on the tenth of the month Tisri, which answers to a part of September and part of October. It was, therefore, the time of the autumnal equinox, and when the navigation of the Mediterranean was esteemed to be particularly dangerous, from the storms which usually occurred about that time. The ancients regarded this as a dangerous time to navigate the Mediterranean. See the proofs in Kuinoel on this place.

    Paul admonished them - Paul exhorted, entreated, or persuaded them. He was somewhat accustomed to the navigation of that sea, and endeavored to persuade them not to risk the danger of sailing at that season of the year.

    Wesley's Notes on Acts 27:9

    27:9 The fast, or day of atonement, was kept on the tenth of Tisri, that is, the 25th of September. This was to them an ill time of sailing; not only because winter was approaching, but also because of the sudden storms, which are still common in the Mediterranean at that time of the year. Paul exhorted them - Not to leave Crete. Even in external things, faith exerts itself with the greatest presence of mind, and readiness of advice.