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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Acts
Chapter 27  - Click for Chapter Audio
Study Resource List
ACC -> Commentary on 27:17
BCC -> Commentary on 27:17
BNN -> Commentary on 27:17
DSN -> Synopsis on 27:17
GEB -> Study Notes on 27:17
GSB -> Study Notes on 27:17
JFB -> Commentary on 27:17
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 27:17
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 27:17
OCA -> Commentary on 27:17
PNT -> Commentary on 27:17
RWP -> Study Notes on 27:17
SRN -> Study Notes on 27:17
TSK -> Entry for 27:17
WEN -> Notes on 27:17
NTB -> Mariners (Sailors); Ship
TCR -> Missionary Journeys; Missions, World-wide; Paul's
TTT -> Ships
ATS -> Crete; Euroclydon; Euroclydon; Julius; Melita; Quicksands; Ship; Undergird
EBD -> Quicksands; Tackling
HBD -> Acts; Ephesians, Book Of; Fair Havens; Gear; Help, Helps; Luke, Gospel Of; Luke; Mission; Quicksands; Syrtis
SBD -> Quicksands, The; Ship; Syrtis, The; Undergirding

Acts 27:12-20 [ Verse 17 in Original: Greek ]
             [ Read Chapter | Discuss these Verses ]
12 Because the harbor was not suitable for wintering, the majority reached a decision to put out to sea from there, if somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, R1597 facing southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there. 13 When F604 a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing R1598 along Crete, R1599 close inshore. 14 But before very long there rushed R1600 down from the F605 land a violent wind, called Euraquilo; F606 15 and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along. 16 Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat F607 under control. 17 After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting F608 cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run R1601 aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea F609 anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along. 18 The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they F610 began to jettison R1602 the cargo; 19 and on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands. 20 Since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.

F604 Lit a south wind having gently blown
F605 Lit it
F606 I.e. a northeaster
F607 Or skiff: a small boat in tow or carried on board for emergency use, transportation to and from shore, etc
F608 Lit helps
F609 Or gear
F610 Lit they were doing a throwing out


R1597 Acts 2:11; 27:13,21; Titus 1:5,12
R1598 Acts 27:8
R1599 Acts 2:11; 27:12f,21; Titus 1:5,12
R1600 Mark 4:37
R1601 Acts 27:26,29
R1602 Jonah 1:5; Acts 27:38


Abbreviations Legend:

ACC - Adam Clark Commentary; BCC - Burton Coffman; BNN - Barnes' New Testament; DSN - Darby's Synopsis; GEB - Gill's Exposition; GSB - Geneva Study Bible; JFB - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown; MHC-COM - Matthew Henry Complete; MHC-CON - Matthew Henry Concise; OCA - Original Commentary on Acts; PNT - People's New Testament; RWP - Robertson's Word Pictures; SRN - Scofield Reference Notes; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; WEN - Wesley's Explanatory Notes; NTB - Nave's Topical Bible; TCR - Thompson Chain Reference; TSK - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge; TTT - Torrey's Topical Textbook; ATS - ATS Bible Dictionary; EBD - Easton's Bible Dictionary; HBD - Holman Bible Dictionary; SBD - Smith's Bible Dictionary;

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