Acts 27:19
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New International Version
On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.

New Living Translation
The following day they even took some of the ship's gear and threw it overboard.

English Standard Version
And on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.

Berean Study Bible
On the third day, they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.

Berean Literal Bible
and on the third day they cast away the tackle of the ship with the own hands.

New American Standard Bible
and on the third day they threw the ship's tackle overboard with their own hands.

King James Bible
And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the third day, they threw the ship's gear overboard with their own hands.

International Standard Version
On the third day they threw the ship's equipment overboard with their own hands.

NET Bible
and on the third day they threw the ship's gear overboard with their own hands.

New Heart English Bible
On the third day, they threw out the ship's tackle with their own hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the third day, we cast away the implements of the ship with our hands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the third day they threw the ship's equipment overboard.

New American Standard 1977
and on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the third day with our own hands we cast off the dead works of the ship.

King James 2000 Bible
And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

American King James Version
And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

American Standard Version
and the third day they cast out with their own hands the tackling of the ship.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the third day they cast out with their own hands the tackling of the ship.

Darby Bible Translation
and on the third day with their own hands they cast away the ship furniture.

English Revised Version
and the third day they cast out with their own hands the tackling of the ship.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

Weymouth New Testament
and, on the third day, with their own hands they threw the ship's spare gear overboard.

World English Bible
On the third day, they threw out the ship's tackle with their own hands.

Young's Literal Translation
and on the third day with our own hands the tackling of the ship we cast out,
Study Bible
The Storm at Sea
18We were tossed so violently that the next day the men began to jettison the cargo. 19On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands. 20When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the great storm continued to batter us, we abandoned all hope of being saved.…
Cross References
Jonah 1:5
Then the sailors became afraid and every man cried to his god, and they threw the cargo which was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had gone below into the hold of the ship, lain down and fallen sound asleep.

Acts 27:18
We were tossed so violently that the next day the men began to jettison the cargo.

Acts 27:20
When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the great storm continued to batter us, we abandoned all hope of being saved.
Treasury of Scripture

And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

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Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yes, all that …

Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man to his god, and …

Mark 8:35-37 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose …

Luke 9:24,25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose …

(19) We cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.--The better MSS. give the third person plural, and not the first. If we accept the Received text, the fact that the passengers as well as the crew were pressed into the service indicates the urgency of the peril; but even with the other reading, the words describe the prompt spontaneous action caused by a strong sense of danger. The Greek word for "tackling" (better, perhaps, furniture) is wider in its range than the English, and includes the beds and personal luggage and movables of all kinds. Even these the sailors were ready to sacrifice for the chance of safety.

Verse 19. - They for we, A.V. and T.R.; their for our, A.V. The third day after leaving Clanda. The leak doubtless con-tinned, and there was more water in the ship. With their (or, our) own hands; αὐτόχειρες, only here in the Bible, but frequent in classical Greek. The word seems to mark that the sacrifice was very great, implying a very pressing danger. The tackling (τὴν σκευήν). There is great difference of opinion as to what the σκευή means here. Smith thinks the main spar is meant, "the huge mainyard," and Farrar adopts his view, which he thinks is strengthened by the use of the aorist ἐρρίψαμεν (for he adopts the T.R.), implying one single act, and showing, by the use of the first person, that it was the act of the whole crew united. Alford thinks that it means all the furniture, beds, and movables of all kinds, and so Wordsworth and Meyer. Wetstein explains it of the passengers' baggage. Howson thinks it unlikely they would have thrown away a great spar which would have supported twenty or thirty men in the water in the event of the ship foundering. Schleusner renders it "apparatus quo navis erat instructa." Σκευή is not used elsewhere in the New Testament, and it is difficult to speak decisively. But the addition of τοῦ πλοίου, and the general use of σκευή in classical Greek favors the interpretation "the ship's furniture" ("meubles et ustensiles," Renan). And the third day,.... From the time this storm began, and this tempestuous weather held:

we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship; by which seems to be meant their naval stores and instruments, as sails, ropes, cables, anchors, &c. and yet we afterwards read of their anchors and main sail: it may be rendered, "the furniture of the ship"; and yet it cannot design the ship's provisions, at least all were not cast away; for afterwards mention is made of casting out the wheat into the sea: many versions render it, "the armament of the ship"; and the Ethiopic version adds, "and arms"; the soldiers' arms, and others which belonged to the ship, which were brought with them to defend themselves against an enemy: these, the historian says, "we cast out"; the Apostle Paul's company, Luke and others; but not without the leave and order of the centurion and governor of the ship: the Alexandrian copy, and some others, and the Vulgate Latin version read, "they cast out": which seems most probable. 19, 20. cast out with our own hands—passengers and crew together.

the tackling of the ship—whatever they could do without that carried weight. This further effort to lighten the ship seems to show that it was now in a leaking condition, as will presently appear more evident.27:12-20 Those who launch forth on the ocean of this world, with a fair gale, know not what storms they may meet with; and therefore must not easily take it for granted that they have obtained their purpose. Let us never expect to be quite safe till we enter heaven. They saw neither sun nor stars for many days. Thus melancholy sometimes is the condition of the people of God as to their spiritual matters; they walk in darkness, and have no light. See what the wealth of this world is: though coveted as a blessing, the time may come when it will be a burden; not only too heavy to be carried safely, but heavy enough to sink him that has it. The children of this world can be prodigal of their goods for the saving their lives, yet are sparing of them in works of piety and charity, and in suffering for Christ. Any man will rather make shipwreck of his goods than of his life; but many rather make shipwreck of faith and a good conscience, than of their goods. The means the sailors used did not succeed; but when sinners give up all hope of saving themselves, they are prepared to understand God's word, and to trust in his mercy through Jesus Christ.
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