Acts 27:44
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New International Version
The rest were to get there on planks or on other pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land safely.

New Living Translation
The others held on to planks or debris from the broken ship. So everyone escaped safely to shore.

English Standard Version
and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely to land.

New American Standard Bible
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The rest were to follow, some on planks and some on debris from the ship. In this way, everyone safely reached the shore.

International Standard Version
The rest were to follow, some on planks and others on various pieces of the ship. In this way everyone got to shore safely.

NET Bible
and the rest were to follow, some on planks and some on pieces of the ship. And in this way all were brought safely to land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they sent the rest of them on boards and on other wood of the ship, and thus all of them escaped to land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he ordered the rest to follow on planks or some other pieces [of wood] from the ship. In this way everyone got to shore safely.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and the rest, some on boards and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass that they were all saved by making it to land.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
and the rest, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safe to the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the rest, some they carried on boards, and some on those things that belonged to the ship. And so it came to pass, that every soul got safe to land.

Darby Bible Translation
and the rest, some on boards, some on some of the things [that came] from the ship; and thus it came to pass that all got safe to land.

English Revised Version
and the rest, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safe to the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship: And so it came to pass, that they all escaped safe to land.

Weymouth New Testament
and that the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. In this way they all got safely to land.

World English Bible
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and some on other things from the ship. So it happened that they all escaped safely to the land.

Young's Literal Translation
and the rest, some indeed upon boards, and some upon certain things of the ship; and thus it came to pass that all came safe unto the land.
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 44. - Planks for boards, A.V.; other things from for broken pieces of, A.V.; all escaped (διασωθῆναι) for escaped all, A.V.; the land for land, A.V. Planks; σωνίσιν, only here and in the LXX. of 2 Kings 12:9 (for the "lid" of the box) and Song of Solomon 8:9 (for "boards"); very common in Homer and other Greek writers, for "boards" and "planks" of all kinds. They all escaped. In exact fulfillment of Paul's prediction in ver. 22. And thus ended the eventful voyage of about four hundred and eighty miles (as laid down in the charts) from Clauda to the Point of Koura on the north coast of Malta. It is one of the striking proofs of the identity of Melita with Malta, that the rate at which it is calculated that a large ship laying to in a gale would drift in twenty-four hours, viz. thirty-six miles, multiplied by thirteen and a half (the number of days occupied by the voyage), gives four hundred and eighty-six miles as the whole distance. (36X13.5 = 486) Smith thinks that the coincidence between "the actual bearing of St. Paul's Bay from Clauda, and the direction in which the ship must have driven," with the wind blowing in the quarter we know it did," is, if possible, still more striking" (pp. 127, 128).





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the rest, some on boards,.... Doors, tables, planks, or any such like things:

and some on broken pieces of the ship; or what came from it, as masts, beams, &c.

and so it came to pass that they escaped all safe to land; not one was lost, as Paul had foretold. And so it will be with the saints after their afflicted state in this life, who are safe by being in Christ, and by abiding in him and in the use of means; and though by reason of the many difficulties in the way, through the corruptions of their own hearts, the temptations of Satan, the hidings of God's face, various afflictions, and sometimes violent persecutions, they are scarcely saved, yet at last they are certainly saved: so it comes to pass that they get safe on the shores of eternal bliss and happiness; because they are ordained unto it, are the care of Christ, and the purchase of his blood; and are partakers of the blessings of grace, and have the Spirit, as an earnest of the heavenly inheritance; and when landed they are safe; sin will be no more; Satan will be under their feet; there will be no more afflictions of any kind; and they will be with the Lord, and for ever with him. This voyage of the apostle, and the saints with him, was an emblem of the passage of the people of God in this world to heaven: their number was but few; who besides Luke, and Aristarchus the Macedonian, were with him, is not known, Acts 27:2. And so the number of the children of God, in anyone period of time, is but small in comparison of the rest of the world: the apostle and his companions had but very indifferent company, as other prisoners, a band of soldiers, and the sailors; Christ's church is as a rose in a field, a lily among thorns, vexed with the conversation of the wicked, being in a world which lies in wickedness; and which may very fitly be compared to the sea, for the waves of afflictions in it, and the restless and uneasy spirits of the men of it. Sailing at this time was dangerous, Acts 27:9 as the saints' passage through this world always is, and especially now in these last and perilous days; partly through the aboundings of immorality on the one hand, and partly through the spread of error and heresy on the other. A great storm arose, Acts 27:14 and there are many the Christian meets with in his voyage to heaven; and well it is for him that Christ is an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, and that he is built on such a foundation, which the most violent storms cannot move him from. There was no sight of sun or stars for many days, Acts 27:20 and so it is sometimes with the people of God; the sun of righteousness is not seen by them, clouds interpose between him and them; and the stars, the ministers of the Gospel, are removed from them, and their eyes cannot behold their teachers, which make it a distressed time with them: yea, all hope of salvation was gone, Acts 27:20 and such at times is the case of truly gracious souls; their hope, and their strength, they are ready to say, are perished from the Lord, and they are cut off from before his eyes: there was also a long abstinence from food, Acts 27:21 which is sometimes the case in a spiritual sense, and is owing either to want of food, the word of the Lord being precious, there being a famine of hearing the word; or for want of appetite to it: and last of all, there was a design formed by the soldiers to kill Paul, and the prisoners, but were prevented by the centurion, Acts 27:42. The sincere followers of Christ are accounted as sheep for the slaughter, and are killed all the day long in the intention of wicked men; who have always a good will to it, were they not restrained through the goodness of a civil government, and especially by the power and providence of God: however, at last, they get safe to their port and haven, where the wicked cease from troubling, and where the weary are at rest.



Acts 27:44 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Shipwreck on Malta
43but the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land, 44and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.
Cross References
Acts 27:22
But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed.

Acts 27:31
Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved."
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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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Acts 27:22,24 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss …

Psalm 107:28-30 Then they cry to the LORD in their trouble, and he brings them out …

Amos 9:9 For, see, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among …

John 6:39,40 And this is the Father's will which has sent me, that of all which …

2 Corinthians 1:8-10 For we would not, brothers, have you ignorant of our trouble which …

1 Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and …

land. Melita, now Malta, the island on which Paul and his companions were cast, is situate in the Mediterranean sea, about fifty miles from the coast of Sicily, towards Africa; and is one immense rock of soft white free-stone, twenty miles long, twelve in its greatest breadth, and sixty in circumference. Some, however, with the learned Jacob Bryant, are of opinion that this island was Melita in the Adriatic gulf, near Illyricum; but it may be sufficient to observe, that the course of the Alexandrian ship, first to Syracuse and then to Rhegium, proves that it was the present Malta, as the proper course from the Illyrian Melita would have been first to Rhegium, before it reached Syracuse, to which indeed it need not have gone at all.

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