Acts 27:38
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New International Version
When they had eaten as much as they wanted, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea.

New Living Translation
After eating, the crew lightened the ship further by throwing the cargo of wheat overboard.

English Standard Version
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Berean Study Bible
After the men had eaten their fill, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea.

Berean Literal Bible
Then having been filled with food, they began to lighten the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea.

New American Standard Bible
When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.

King James Bible
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing the grain overboard into the sea.

International Standard Version
After they had eaten all they wanted, they began to lighten the ship by dumping its cargo of wheat into the sea.

NET Bible
When they had eaten enough to be satisfied, they lightened the ship by throwing the wheat into the sea.

New Heart English Bible
When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they were filled with food, they lightened the ship, and they took wheat and threw it into the sea.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After the people had eaten all they wanted, they lightened the ship by dumping the wheat into the sea.

New American Standard 1977
And when they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship and cast out the grain into the sea.

King James 2000 Bible
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

American King James Version
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

American Standard Version
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, casting the wheat into the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
And having satisfied themselves with food, they lightened the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea.

English Revised Version
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast the wheat into the sea.

Weymouth New Testament
After eating a hearty meal they lightened the ship by throwing the wheat overboard.

World English Bible
When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Young's Literal Translation
and having eaten sufficient nourishment, they were lightening the ship, casting forth the wheat into the sea.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
The Shipwreck
37Altogether there were two hundred seventy-six of us on board. 38After the men had eaten their fill, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea. 39When daylight came, they did not recognize the land, but they sighted a bay with a sandy beach, where they decided to run the ship aground if they could.…
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.

Matthew 4:18
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

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

And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

they lightened.

Acts 27:18,19 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they …

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 …

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall …

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and …

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

The wheat. The Romans imported corn from Egypt, by way of Alexandria, to which this ship belonged; for a curious account of which see Bryant's treatise on the Euroclydon.

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