Acts 27:42
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New International Version
The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners to prevent any of them from swimming away and escaping.

New Living Translation
The soldiers wanted to kill the prisoners to make sure they didn't swim ashore and escape.

English Standard Version
The soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any should swim away and escape.

Berean Study Bible
The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners so none of them could swim to freedom.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the plan of the soldiers was that they should kill the prisoners, lest anyone, having swum away, should escape.

New American Standard Bible
The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim away and escape;

King James Bible
And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners so that no one could swim away and escape.

International Standard Version
The soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners to keep them from swimming ashore and escaping,

NET Bible
Now the soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners so that none of them would escape by swimming away.

New Heart English Bible
The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Soldiers had wanted to kill the prisoners, lest they would take to swimming and escape from them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The soldiers had a plan to kill the prisoners to keep them from swimming away and escaping.

New American Standard 1977
And the soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, that none of them should swim away and escape;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out and escape.

King James 2000 Bible
And the soldiers' plan was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

American King James Version
And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

American Standard Version
And the soldiers counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them'should swim out, and escape.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the soldiers' counsel was, that they should kill the prisoners, lest any of them, swimming out, should escape.

Darby Bible Translation
And [the] counsel of the soldiers was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one should swim off and escape.

English Revised Version
And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

Weymouth New Testament
Now the soldiers recommended that the prisoners should be killed, for fear some one of them might swim ashore and effect his escape.

World English Bible
The soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim out and escape.

Young's Literal Translation
And the soldiers' counsel was that they should kill the prisoners, lest any one having swam out should escape,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:39-44 The ship that had weathered the storm in the open sea, where it had room, is dashed to pieces when it sticks fast. Thus, if the heart fixes in the world in affection, and cleaving to it, it is lost. Satan's temptations beat against it, and it is gone; but as long as it keeps above the world, though tossed with cares and tumults, there is hope for it. They had the shore in view, yet suffered shipwreck in the harbour; thus we are taught never to be secure. Though there is great difficulty in the way of the promised salvation, it shall, without fail, be brought to pass. It will come to pass that whatever the trials and dangers may be, in due time all believers will get safely to heaven. Lord Jesus, thou hast assured us that none of thine shall perish. Thou wilt bring them all safe to the heavenly shore. And what a pleasing landing will that be! Thou wilt present them to thy Father, and give thy Holy Spirit full possession of them for ever.
Study Bible
The Shipwreck
41But the vessel struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was being tattered by the pounding of the waves. 42The soldiers planned to kill the prisoners so none of them could swim to freedom. 43But the centurion, wanting to spare Paul’s life, thwarted their plan. He commanded those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land.…
Cross References
Acts 12:19
After Herod had searched for him unsuccessfully, he examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent some time there.

Acts 27:24
and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And look, God has granted you the lives of all who sail with you.'

Acts 27:41
But the vessel struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was being tattered by the pounding of the waves.

2 Corinthians 11:26
In my frequent journeys, I have been in danger from rivers and from bandits, in danger from my countrymen and from the Gentiles, in danger in the city and in the country, in danger on the sea and among false brothers,
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