Acts 27:6
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New International Version
There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board.

New Living Translation
There the commanding officer found an Egyptian ship from Alexandria that was bound for Italy, and he put us on board.

English Standard Version
There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy and put us on board.

Berean Study Bible
There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.

Berean Literal Bible
And there the centurion, having found a ship of Alexandria sailing to Italy, placed us into it.

New American Standard Bible
There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it.

King James Bible
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board.

International Standard Version
There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship bound for Italy and put us on it.

NET Bible
There the centurion found a ship from Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it.

New Heart English Bible
There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Centurion found a ship there from Alexandria that was going to Italia and he put us on it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In Myra the officer found a ship from Alexandria that was on its way to Italy and put us on it.

New American Standard 1977
And there the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy, and he put us in it.

King James 2000 Bible
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing to Italy; and he put us on it.

American King James Version
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

American Standard Version
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy; and he put us therein.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there the centurion finding a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy, removed us into it.

Darby Bible Translation
and there the centurion having found a ship of Alexandria sailing to Italy, he made us go on board her.

English Revised Version
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy; and he put us therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

Weymouth New Testament
There Julius found an Alexandrian ship bound for Italy, and put us on board of her.

World English Bible
There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.

Young's Literal Translation
and there the centurion having found a ship of Alexandria, sailing to Italy, did put us into it,
Study Bible
Paul Sails for Rome
5And when we had sailed across the open sea off the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia. 6There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us on board. 7After sailing slowly for many days, we arrived off Cnidus. When the wind impeded us, we sailed to the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone.…
Cross References
Acts 18:2
There he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to visit them,

Acts 27:1
When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Augustan Regiment.

Acts 28:11
After three months we set sail in an Alexandrian ship that had wintered in the island. It had the Twin Brothers as a figurehead.
Treasury of Scripture

And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein.

the centurion.

Acts 27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered …

Alexandria. Alexandria, now Scanderoon, was a celebrated city and port of Egypt, built by Alexander the Great, situated on the Mediterranean and the lake Moeris, opposite the island of Pharos, and about twelve miles from the western branch of the Nile.

Acts 6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue …

Acts 18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent …

Acts 28:11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which …

(6) A ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy.--A glance at the map will show that the ship, which was probably one of those engaged in the corn-trade between Egypt and Rome, must have been driven out of its course. This may have been owing to the prevalence of the westerly winds already noticed. The Alexandrian traders, however, as a rule, avoided taking the course along the coast of Africa, through fear of the quicksands of the great Syrtis, and took that between Crete and the Peloponnesus. The presence of this merchantship led to a change of plan. It seemed an easier and more expeditious route to go straight to Rome, instead of landing at Mysia, and then taking another ship to Macedonia in order to journey by land to the coast of the Adriatic. A local inscription describes Myra as a "horrea," or store-house of corn (Lewin's St. Paul, ii. p. 187), and the Alexandrian ship may therefore have gone thither to discharge part of its cargo. It has been assumed, but on insufficient grounds, that Aristarchus here parted from St. Paul, and went on in the Adramyttium ship.

Verse 6. - For, for into, A.V. He put us therein; ἐνεβίβασεν, only here in the New Testament, and once in the LXX. (Proverbs 4:11). It is a nautical term for embarking men on board ship (Thucydides, Xenophon, Lucian, etc.), and is also used by medical writers for "placing patients in a bath." The corn-vessel (naris frumentaria) from Alexandria to Italy may very probably have been driven out of its direct course by the same contrary winds which forced St. Paul to sail under Cyprus (see Howson, vol. it. p. 325, note 5), or commercial objects may have brought it to Lycia, to carry Asiatic merchandize to Rome, in addition to its cargo of Egyptian wheat - possibly "timber from the woody mountains of Lycia" (Lewin, vol. it. p. 188, note). And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria,.... Alexandria was the chief city in Egypt, built by Alexander the great, from whom it took its name; it was situated near the sea, and had a famous haven or port, which R. Benjamin (n) calls , "the port of Alexandria"; from hence ships were sent into several parts for trade and commerce, and one of these Julius found at Myra: the top sail was a distinguishing sign of a ship of Alexandria, for none might spread their top sails but ships of Alexandria (o); these were not obliged to strike sail when they came into a port: the Jewish writers make frequent mention of , "a ship of Alexandria" (p); by which they intend a ship of a large bulk, which had a cistern in it for fresh water for a long voyage; and by this they distinguish ships of bulk from those small ones, that were used about their coasts; a ship of Alexandria with them was a ship that went from the land of Israel to Alexandria; whereas here it seems to design one that belonged to Alexandria, and went from thence to other parts: and this ship was

sailing into Italy; and it was usual for ships to go from Alexandria to Puteoli in Italy, and from thence to Alexandria upon trade and business (q).

and he put us therein; the centurion removed Paul and his companions, and the rest of the prisoners, with whatsoever soldiers were under his care, out of the ship of Adramyttium, into the ship of Alexandria; that is, he ordered them to remove out of one into the other.

(n) Itinerar. p. 121. (o) Senec. Ephesians 77. Alex. ab Alex. Genial. Dier. l. 4. c. 2.((p) T. Bab. Sabbat, fol. 35. 1. & Erubin, fol. 14. 2. & Gloss. in ib. Misn. Ohalot, c. 8. sect. 1. & Celim, c. 15. sect. 1. & Maimon. & Bartenora in ib. (q) Senec. Ephesians 77. Philo in Flaccum, p. 968, 969. 6. there … found a ship of Alexandria, sailing into Italy, and he put us therein—(See on [2128]Ac 27:2). As Egypt was the granary of Italy, and this vessel was laden with wheat (Ac 27:35), we need not wonder it was large enough to carry two hundred seventy-six souls, passengers and crew together (Ac 27:37). Besides, the Egyptian merchantmen, among the largest in the Mediterranean, were equal to the largest merchantmen in our day. It may seem strange that on their passage from Alexandria to Italy they should be found at a Lycian port. But even still it is not unusual to stand to the north towards Asia Minor, for the sake of the current.27:1-11 It was determined by the counsel of God, before it was determined by the counsel of Festus, that Paul should go to Rome; for God had work for him to do there. The course they steered, and the places they touched at, are here set down. And God here encourages those who suffer for him, to trust in him; for he can put it into the hearts of those to befriend them, from whom they least expect it. Sailors must make the best of the wind: and so must we all in our passage over the ocean of this world. When the winds are contrary, yet we must be getting forward as well as we can. Many who are not driven backward by cross providences, do not get forward by favourable providences. And many real Christians complain as to the concerns of their souls, that they have much ado to keep their ground. Every fair haven is not a safe haven. Many show respect to good ministers, who will not take their advice. But the event will convince sinners of the vanity of their hopes, and the folly of their conduct.
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