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Acts 27:39-44 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

39 And when the day was come, they knew no land; and they beheld an haven that had a water bank, into which they thought, if they might, to bring up the ship. [Soothly when day was made, they knew not land; forsooth they beheld some haven having a water bank, into which they thought, if they might, to cast the ship.]

40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they betook them to the sea, and slacked together the jointures of rudders [And when they had taken up the anchors, they betook them into the sea, and slaked together the jointures of rudders]. And with a little sail lifted up, by blowing of the wind [after blowing of the wind] they went to the bank.

41 And when we felled into a place of gravel gone all about with the sea, they hurtled the ship. And when the former part was fixed, it dwelled unmoveable [And the former part fixed, dwelled unmoveable], and the last part was broken of the strength of the sea.

42 And counsel of the knights' was, to slay men that were in ward, lest any should escape, when he had swimmed out. [Soothly the counsel of the knights' was, to slay men in the keeping, lest any should escape, when he had swum out.]

43 But the centurion would keep Paul, and forbade it to be done. And he commanded them that might swim, to go into the sea, and escape, and go out to the land. [Forsooth the centurion willing to keep Paul, forbade to be done. And he commanded them that might swim, to send them first into the sea, and escape, and go out to the land.]

44 And they bare some others on boards, some on those things that were of the ship. And so it was done, that all men escaped to the land.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 27:44 And some others they bare in boards, some on those things that were of the ship. And so it was made, that all the souls escaped to the land.

Acts 27:39-44 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

39 When it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they spotted a certain inlet with a bank, into which they were minded (if it were possible) to thrust in the ship. 40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves to the sea, loosed the rudder bonds, hoisted up the mainsail to the wind, and drew to land. 41 They chanced on a shallow sandbank and thrust in the ship. And the forepart stuck fast, and did not move, but the stern broke with the violence of the waves.

42 The soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them, when he had swum out, should flee away. 43 But the centurion, wanting to save Paul, kept them from their purpose, and commanded that those who could swim should cast themselves first into the sea and escape to land. 44 And the others he commanded to go, some on boards and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass that they all came safe to land.

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Acts 27:39-44 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

39 [a]And when it was day, they knew not the country, but they spied a certain [b]creek with a bank, into the which they were minded (if it were possible) to thrust in the ship.

40 So when they had taken up the anchors, they committed the ship unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bonds, and hoisted up the main sail to the wind, and drew to the shore.

41 And when they fell into a place, where [c]two seas met, they thrust in the ship: and the forepart stuck fast, and could not be moved, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

42 [d]Then the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them, when he had swam out, should flee away.

43 [e]But the Centurion willing to save Paul, stayed them from this counsel, and commanded that they that could swim, should cast themselves first into the sea, and go out to land:

44 [f]And the others, some on boards, and some on certain pieces of the ship: and so it came to pass, that they came all safe to land.

Footnotes:

  1. Acts 27:39 Then are tempests most of all to be feared and looked for, when the port or haven is nearest.
  2. Acts 27:39 A creek is a sea within land, as the Adriatic Sea, and the Persian Sea.
  3. Acts 27:41 So is Isthmus called, because the sea toucheth it on both sides.
  4. Acts 27:42 There is nowhere more unfaithfulness and unthankfulness than in unbelievers.
  5. Acts 27:43 God findeth even amongst his enemies them whose help he useth to preserve his.
  6. Acts 27:44 The goodness of God overcometh man’s malice.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Acts 27:39-44 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship. 40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore. 41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves. 42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. 43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land: 44 and the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

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