|New International Version (© 2011)|
The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.
King James Bible
And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.
American Standard Version
and when the ship was caught, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven.
Young's Literal Translation
and the ship being caught, and not being able to bear up against the wind, having given her up, we were borne on,
Acts 27:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And when the ship was caught - Συναρπασθεντος δε του πλοιου. The ship was violently hurried away before this strong levanter; so that it was impossible for her, αντοφθαλμειν, to face the wind, to turn her prow to it, so as to shake it out, as I have heard sailors say, and have seen them successfully perform in violent tempests and squalls.
We let her drive - We were obliged to let her go right before this tempestuous wind, whithersoever it might drive her.
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Acts 27:27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria...
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Acts 27:14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down from the island.
Acts 27:16 As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure,