Acts 27:34
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New International Version
Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive. Not one of you will lose a single hair from his head."

New Living Translation
"Please eat something now for your own good. For not a hair of your heads will perish."

English Standard Version
Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you.”

Berean Study Bible
So for your own preservation, I urge you to eat something, because not a single hair of your head will be lost."

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore I exhort you to take food, for this is for your preservation; for not one hair of your head will perish."

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish."

King James Bible
Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I urge you to take some food. For this has to do with your survival, since none of you will lose a hair from your head."

International Standard Version
So I urge you to eat something, for it will help you survive, since none of you will lose so much as a hair from his head."

NET Bible
Therefore I urge you to take some food, for this is important for your survival. For not one of you will lose a hair from his head."

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I beg you to take some food, for this is for your safety; for not a hair will perish from any of your heads."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Therefore, I beg you to take food for the sustenance of your lives, for not a hair of any one of your heads will perish.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I'm encouraging you to eat something. Eating will help you survive, since not a hair from anyone's head will be lost."

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation; for not a hair from the head of any of you shall perish.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore I pray you to take some food, for this is for your salvation and health, for there shall not one hair fall from the head of any of you.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I pray you to take some food: for this is for your health: for there shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you.

American King James Version
Why I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

American Standard Version
Wherefore I beseech you to take some food: for this is for your safety: for there shall not a hair perish from the head of any of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I pray you to take some meat for your health's sake; for there shall not an hair of the head of any of you perish.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I exhort you to partake of food, for this has to do with your safety; for not a hair from the head of any one of you shall perish.

English Revised Version
Wherefore I beseech you to take some food: for this is for your safety: for there shall not a hair perish from the head of any of you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore I pray you to take some food; for this is for your health: for there shall not a hair fall from the head of any of you.

Weymouth New Testament
I therefore strongly advise you to take some food. This is essential for your safety. For not a hair will perish from the head of any one of you."

World English Bible
Therefore I beg you to take some food, for this is for your safety; for not a hair will perish from any of your heads."

Young's Literal Translation
wherefore I call upon you to take nourishment, for this is for your safety, for of not one of you shall a hair from the head fall;'
Study Bible
The Shipwreck
33Right up to daybreak, Paul kept urging them all to eat: “Today is your fourteenth day in constant suspense, without taking any food. 34So for your own preservation, I urge you to eat something, because not a single hair of your head will be lost.” 35After he had said this, Paul took bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 14:45
But the people said to Saul, "Must Jonathan die, who has brought about this great deliverance in Israel? Far from it! As the LORD lives, not one hair of his head shall fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day." So the people rescued Jonathan and he did not die.

1 Kings 1:52
Solomon said, "If he is a worthy man, not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he will die."

Matthew 10:30
And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Acts 27:33
Right up to daybreak, Paul kept urging them all to eat: "Today is your fourteenth day in constant suspense, without taking any food.
Treasury of Scripture

Why I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

for this.

Matthew 15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, I have compassion …

Mark 8:2,3 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with …

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

1 Timothy 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake …

for there.

1 Kings 1:52 And Solomon said, If he will show himself a worthy man, there shall …

Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: …

Luke 21:18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

(34) This is for your health.--Better, safety, or preservation. The Greek word is not that commonly translated "health," and the translators seem to have used it in the wider sense which it had in older English. So, for example, in Wiclif's version, "the knowledge of salvation" in Luke 1:77 appears as "the science of health." Wiclif has "health" here also, and is followed by all the chief English versions, except the Geneva, which has "safe-guard." What St. Paul means is that the preservation of his fellow-passengers depended on their keeping up their strength. The gracious assurance that followed was, as before, not independent of their co-operation.

Verse 34. - Beseech for pray, A.V.; food for meat, A.V.; safety for health, A.V.; a hair for an hair, A.V.; perish for fall, A.V. and T.R. Take; here in the R.T. μεταλαβεῖν instead of προσλαβεῖν of the T.R. Your safety; or, health; i.e. for the preservation of your lives in the impending struggle. Not a hair perish; or, according to the T.R., fall. It is uncertain whether ἀπολεῖται (R.T.) or πεσεῖται (T.R.) is the right reading. The Hebrew proverb, as contained in 1 Samuel 14:45; 2 Samuel 14:11; 1 Kings 1:52, is, "fall to the earth' or "ground:" Αἰ πεσεῖται τριχός (or, ἀπὸ τῆς τριχός or τῶν τριχῶν) τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν (LXX.). In Luke 21:18, it is Θρὶξ ἐκ τῆς κεφαλῆς ὑμῶν οὐ μὴ ἀπόληται (comp. Luke 12:7). Absolute and complete safety is meant. He still speaks as a prophet. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat,.... To sit down composedly, and eat meat cheerfully and freely:

for this is for your health; the Alexandrian copy reads, "for our health"; it was for the health of them all, that they might be better able to bear the shock and fatigue of the shipwreck, and be in better spirits, and in a better capacity to help themselves, and one another:

for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you; a proverbial phrase, expressing the utmost safety of their lives, and therefore might cheerfully eat their food, and rest themselves, and be satisfied. To dream of shaving the hair, portended shipwreck to sailors; nor was it lawful for any to pare his nails, or cut off his hair, but in a storm; to which custom, some think, the apostle here alludes (w); see 1 Samuel 14:45.

(w) Kirchman. de funer. Rom. l. 2. c. 14. p. 212, 213. 34. I pray you to take some meat, for this is for your health, for there shall not a hair fall from … any of you—On this beautiful union of confidence in the divine pledge and care for the whole ship's health and safety see on [2133]Ac 27:31.27:30-38 God, who appointed the end, that they should be saved, appointed the means, that they should be saved by the help of these shipmen. Duty is ours, events are God's; we do not trust God, but tempt him, when we say we put ourselves under his protection, if we do not use proper means, such as are within our power, for our safety. But how selfish are men in general, often even ready to seek their own safety by the destruction of others! Happy those who have such a one as Paul in their company, who not only had intercourse with Heaven, but was of an enlivening spirit to those about him. The sorrow of the world works death, while joy in God is life and peace in the greatest distresses and dangers. The comfort of God's promises can only be ours by believing dependence on him, to fulfil his word to us; and the salvation he reveals must be waited for in use of the means he appoints. If God has chosen us to salvation, he has also appointed that we shall obtain it by repentance, faith, prayer, and persevering obedience; it is fatal presumption to expect it in any other way. It is an encouragement to people to commit themselves to Christ as their Saviour, when those who invite them, clearly show that they do so themselves.
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