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Acts 27:27-29 English Standard Version (ESV)

27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven across the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land. 28 So they took a sounding and found twenty fathoms.[a] A little farther on they took a sounding again and found fifteen fathoms.[b] 29 And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 27:28 About 120 feet; a fathom (Greek orguia) was about 6 feet or 2 meters
  2. Acts 27:28 About 90 feet (see previous note)
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Acts 27:27-29 New Living Translation (NLT)

The Shipwreck

27 About midnight on the fourteenth night of the storm, as we were being driven across the Sea of Adria,[a] the sailors sensed land was near. 28 They dropped a weighted line and found that the water was 120 feet deep. But a little later they measured again and found it was only 90 feet deep.[b] 29 At this rate they were afraid we would soon be driven against the rocks along the shore, so they threw out four anchors from the back of the ship and prayed for daylight.

Footnotes:

  1. 27:27 The Sea of Adria includes the central portion of the Mediterranean.
  2. 27:28 Greek 20 fathoms . . . 15 fathoms [37 meters . . . 27 meters].
New Living Translation (NLT)

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