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No one writer in the whole range of Greek and Roman literature has supplied us with so much information concerning the merchant-ships of the ancients as St. Luke in the narrative of St. Paul's voyage to Rome. Acts 27,28. It is important to remember that he accomplished it in three ships: first, the Adramyttian vessel which took him from Caesarea to Myra, and which was probably a coasting-vessel of no great size, (Acts 27:1-6) secondly, the large Alexandrian corn-ship, in which he was wrecked on the coast of Malta (Acts 27:6-28) :1; and thirdly, another large Alexandrian corn-ship, in which he sailed from Malta by Syracuse and Rhegium to Puteoli. (Acts 28:11-13)

  1. Size of ancient ships . --The narrative which we take as our chief guide affords a good standard for estimating this. The ship, in which St. Paul was wrecked had persons on board, (Acts 27:37) besides a cargo of wheat, ibid. (Acts 27:10,38) and all these passengers seem to have been taken on to Puteoli in another ship, ibid, (Acts 28:11) which had its own crew and its own cargo. Now, in modern transport-ships, prepared far carrying troops, it is a common estimate to allow a toll and a half per man. On the whole, if we say that an ancient merchant-ship might range from 500 to 1000 tons, we are clearly within the mark.
  2. Steering apparatus . --Some commentators have fallen into strange perplexities from observing that in (Acts 27:40) ("the fastenings of the rudders") St. Luke uses the plural. Ancient ships were in truth not steered at all by rudders fastened or hinged to the stern, but by means of two paddle-rudders one on each quarter, acting in a rowlock or through a port-hole as the vessel might be small or large.
  3. Build and ornaments of the hull. --It is probable that there was no very marked difference between the bow and the stern. The "hold," (Jonah 1:5) would present no special peculiarities. That personification of ships which seems to be instinctive led the ancients to paint an eye on each side of the bow. Comp. (Acts 27:15) An ornament of the ship which took Paul from Malta to Pozzuoli is more explicitly referred to. The "sign" of that ship, (Acts 28:11) was Castor and Pollux; and the symbols of those heroes were doubtless painted or sculptured on each side of the bow.
  4. Under-girders . --The imperfection of the build, and still more (see below, 6) the peculiarity of the rig, in ancient ships, resulted in a greater tendency than in our times to the starting of the pranks and consequently to leaking and foundering. Hence it was customary to take on board peculiar contrivances, suitable called helps," (Acts 27:17) as precautions against such dangers. These were simply cables or chains, which in case of necessity could be passed round the frame of the ship, at right angles to its length, and made tight.
  5. Anchors. --Ancient anchors were similar in form to those which we use now. except that they were without flukes. The ship in which Paul was sailing had four anchors on board. The sailors on this occasion anchored by the stern. (Acts 27:29)
  6. Masts, sails, ropes and yards . -The rig of an ancient ship was more simple and clumsy than that employed in modern times. Its great feature was one large mast, with one large square sail fastened to a yard of great length. Hence the strain upon the hull, and the danger of starting the planks, were greater than under the present system, which distributes the mechanical pressure more evenly over the whole ship. Not that there were never more masts than one, or more sails than one on the same mast, in an ancient merchantman; but these were repetitions, so to speak, of the same general unit of rig. Another feature of the ancient, as of the modern , feature of the ancient, as of ship is the flag at the top of the mast. Isai l.c., and (Isaiah 30:17) We must remember that the ancients had no compass, and very imperfect charts and instruments, if any at all.
  7. Rate of sailing . --St. Paul's voyages furnish excellent data for approximately estimating this; and they are quite in harmony with what we learn from other sources. We must notice here, however--what commentators sometimes curiously forget-that winds are variable. That the voyage between Troas and Philippi, accomplished on one occasion, (Acts 16:11,12) in two days, occupied on another occasion, (Acts 20:6) five days. With a fair wind an ancient ship would sail fully seven knots an hour.
  8. Sailing before the wind. --The rig which has been described is, like the rig of Chinese junks, peculiarly favorable to a quick run before the wind. (Acts 16:11; 27:16) It would, however, be a great mistake to suppose that ancient ships could not work to windward. The superior rig and build, however, of modern ships enable them to sail nearer to the wind than was the case in classical times. A modern ship, if the weather is not very boisterous, will sail within six points of the wind. To an ancient vessel, of which the hull was more clumsy and the yards could not be braced so tight, it would be safe to assign seven points as the limit. Boats on the Sea Of Galilee . --In the narrative of the call of the disciples to be "fishers of men," (Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16,20; Luke 5:1-11) there is no special information concerning the characteristics of these. With the large population round the Lake of Tiberias, there must have been a vast number of both fighting-boats and pleasure-boats, and boat-building must have been an active trade on its shores.
ATS Bible Dictionary

The ships of the ancients were very imperfect in comparison with modern ones. Navigators crept carefully along the shores, from one headland or prominent point to another, making a harbor if practicable every night; and when out of sight of land, being ignorant of the compass and quadrant, they guided their course by the sun and certain stars. Even in St. Paul's time, vessels passing from Palestine to Italy, sometimes wintered on the way!

Acts 27:12 28:11. The ancient ships were in general small, though a few large ships are on record. They were often highly ornamented both at the prow and the stern; and the figurehead or "sign," by which the vessel was known, was sometimes an image of its tutelar divinity. They were usually propelled by oars often in several "banks" or rows one above another, as well as by sails. In war, the galley tried to pierce and run down its antagonist.

The Phoenicians were celebrated for their ships and their extensive commerce, as appears from Ezekiel's description, Ezekiel 27:1-36, as well as from numerous ancient historians. Though Joppa and in Christ's time Caesarea were Jewish ports, 2 Chronicles 2:18 Jonah 1:3, yet the Jews were never a maritime people, and most of their foreign navigation would appear to have been carried on by the aid of Phoenicians, 1 Kings 9:26 10:22 22:49,50. Paul's graphic and faithful description of his voyage and shipwreck in Acts 27:1-44, discloses many of the peculiarities of ancient navigation. For the "ship of Tarshish," see TARSHISH.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Pay; reward.

2. (n.) Any large seagoing vessel.

3. (n.) Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts

4. (n.) A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

5. (v. t.) To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.

6. (v. t.) By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.

7. (v. t.) Hence, to send away; to get rid of.

8. (v. t.) To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.

9. (v. t.) To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.

10. (v. t.) To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.

11. (v. i.) To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.

12. (v. i.) To embark on a ship.

13. (n.) A suffix denoting state, office, dignity, profession, or art; as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship, horsemanship.

3491. naus -- a ship
... a ship. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: naus Phonetic Spelling:
(nowce) Short Definition: a ship, vessel Definition: a ship, vessel. ...
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4403. prumna -- the stern (of a ship)
... the stern (of a ship). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: prumna Phonetic
Spelling: (proom'-nah) Short Definition: the stern of a ship Definition ...
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4408. prora -- the prow (of a ship)
... the prow (of a ship). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: prora Phonetic
Spelling: (pro'-ra) Short Definition: the prow of a ship Definition: the ...
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4358. prosormizo -- to bring (a ship) to anchor at
... to bring (a ship) to anchor at. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: prosormizo
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-or-mid'-zo) Short Definition: I anchor at a place ...
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1117. gomos -- a ship's freight, cargo
... a ship's freight, cargo. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: gomos
Phonetic Spelling: (gom'-os) Short Definition: a cargo, freight Definition: a ...
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3490. naukleros -- a shipowner, shipmaster
... shipmaster. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: naukleros Phonetic
Spelling: (now'-klay-ros) Short Definition: a master of a ship Definition: a ...
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4143. ploion -- a boat
... a boat. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ploion Phonetic Spelling:
(ploy'-on) Short Definition: a ship, vessel Definition: a ship, vessel, boat. ...
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501. antleo -- to bail out, draw water
... Word Origin from antlos (a ship's hold, bilge water in a ship's hold) Definition
to bail out, draw water NASB Word Usage draw (3), drawn (1). draw out water. ...
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1546. ekbole -- a throwing out, ie spec. a throwing overboard (of ...
... ekbole Phonetic Spelling: (ek-bol-ay') Short Definition: a throwing out, a jettisoning
Definition: a throwing out, a jettisoning of cargo to lighten a ship. ...
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4142. ploiarion -- a little boat
... boat, small ship. Neuter of a presumed derivative of ploion; a boat -- boat, little
(small) ship. see GREEK ploion. (ploiaria) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5600. sephinah -- a vessel, ship
... 5599b, 5600. sephinah. 5601 . a vessel, ship. Transliteration: sephinah
Phonetic Spelling: (sef-ee-naw') Short Definition: ship. ...
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591. oniyyah -- a ship
... oniyyah. 592 . a ship. Transliteration: oniyyah Phonetic Spelling: (on-ee-yaw')
Short Definition: ships. ... shipmen. Feminine of 'oniy; a ship -- ship((-men)). ...
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6716. tsiy -- a ship
... tsiy. 6716a . a ship. Transliteration: tsiy Phonetic Spelling: (tsee) Short
Definition: ship. ship From tsavah; a ship (as a fixture) -- ship. see HEBREW tsavah ...
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6716a. tsi -- a ship
... tsi. 6716b . a ship. Transliteration: tsi Short Definition: ships. Word Origin
of foreign origin Definition a ship NASB Word Usage ship (1), ships (3). ...
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7914b. sekiyyah -- perhaps ship
... perhaps ship. Transliteration: sekiyyah Short Definition: craft. Word Origin from
the same as sekvi Definition perhaps ship NASB Word Usage craft (1). ...
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7227. rab -- much, many, great
... elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great(-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough,
(time)), (do, have) many(-ifold, things, a time), ((ship-))master, mighty, more ...
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4945. mashqeh -- butler, cupbearer
... properly, causing to drink, ie A butler; by implication (intransitively), drink
(itself); figuratively, a well-watered region -- butler(-ship), cupbearer, drink ...
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590. oni -- ships, a fleet
... galley, navy of ships. Probably from 'anah (in the sense of conveyance); -a ship
or (collectively)a fleet -- galley, navy (of ships). see HEBREW 'anah. ...
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7175. qeresh -- perhaps to tear down
... bench, board From an unused root meaning to split off; a slab or plank; by implication,
a deck of a ship -- bench, board. 7174b, 7175. qeresh. 7175a . ...
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919. bedeq -- a fissure, rent, breach
... breach, caulker. From badaq; a gap or leak (in a building or a ship) -- breach, +
calker. see HEBREW badaq. 918, 919. bedeq. 920 . Strong's Numbers.
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Lines on "Kallihirua in the Ship"
... Lines on "Kallihirua in the Ship". Kalli was a twin. His father, whose grave
has ... the "Assistance"". KALLI IN THE SHIP. A frost, like ...
/.../murray/kalli the esquimaux christian /lines on kallihirua in the.htm

The Freighted Ship
... CHAPTER XVIII THE FREIGHTED SHIP. LET us think as we read the Master's words, if
we in our own hearts have known the joy the Lord had given to him? ...
/.../bevan/three friends of god/chapter xviii the freighted ship.htm

Her Majesty's Ship "Assistance"
... Her Majesty's Ship "Assistance". Erasmus Augustine York, whose native name
was Kallihirua, was brought to England on board Her Majesty's ...
/.../murray/kalli the esquimaux christian /her majestys ship assistance.htm

Certain Presbyters Burnt in a Ship by Order of Valens. Famine in ...
... Book IV. Chapter XVI."Certain Presbyters burnt in a Ship by Order of Valens.
Famine in Phrygia. Certain pious men of the clerical ...
/.../chapter xvi certain presbyters burnt in.htm

The Ship on Fire --A Voice of Warning
... The Ship on Fire"A Voice of Warning. A Sermon (No.550). Delivered on Sunday Evening,
November 8th, 1863, on the. burning of the Ship "Amazon," by the. Rev. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/the ship on firea voice.htm

Jesus Asleep on a Pillow"And He was in the Hinder Part of the Ship ...
... JESUS ASLEEP ON A PILLOW"And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a
pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest Thou not that we ...
// he come/jesus asleep on a pillowand.htm

Of the Words which were Spoken Out of the Ship on the Subject of ...
... The Prologue. Chapter XLI."Of the Words Which Were Spoken Out of the
Ship on the Subject of the Sower... Chapter XLI."Of the ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xli of the words which.htm

Paul's Shipwreck
... We went on board a ship which was bound for the seaports of Asia Minor. ... There the
officer found a ship from Alexandria bound for Italy and put us on board. ...
// childrens bible/pauls shipwreck.htm

The Fact of the Redeemer's Return is Illustrated in the Gospel ...
... after our Lord had fed the five thousand, He retired into a mountain while His
disciples went down unto the sea, and entering into a ship, they essayed to ...
// redeemers return/6 the fact of the.htm

Faith in the Sacred Scriptures.
... faith in that person himself. Let us illustrate. A ship is ready to sail,
but lacks a captain. Two men present themselves to the ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xxxvii faith in the sacred.htm

Ship (122 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship)
used to hold incense. 5. (vt) To put on board of a ship...
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Ship's (5 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Ship's (5 Occurrences). ... Acts 27:19 On the third day, they
threw out the ship's tackle with their own hands. (WEB WEY NAS NIV). ...
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Ship-boards (1 Occurrence)
Ship-boards. Ship, Ship-boards. Shiphi . Multi-Version Concordance
Ship-boards (1 Occurrence). Ezekiel 27:5 They have ...
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Ship-master (2 Occurrences)
Ship-master. Shipmaster, Ship-master. Shipmasters . Multi-Version
Concordance Ship-master (2 Occurrences). Revelation ...
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Tarshish-ship (1 Occurrence)
Tarshish-ship. Tarshish-fleet, Tarshish-ship. Tarshish-ships .
Multi-Version Concordance Tarshish-ship (1 Occurrence). ...
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Phoenix (2 Occurrences)
... The Alexandrian corn ship carrying Paul and the author of Acts, after it left Myra
in Lycia, was prevented by adverse winds from holding a straight course to ...
/p/phoenix.htm - 12k

Aboard (10 Occurrences)
... 1. (adv.) On board; into or within a ship or boat; hence, into or within a
railway car. ... 3. (prep.) On board of; as, to go aboard a ship. ...
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Sailing (23 Occurrences)
... to Patara, (YLT). Acts 21:2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia,
we went aboard, and set forth. (KJV WBS). Acts 21:3 and ...
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Shipwreck (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other vessel by being
cast ashore or driven against rocks, shoals, etc., by the violence of the ...
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Anchor (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),
and which, being cast overboard, lays hold of the earth by a fluke or hook ...
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Bible Concordance
Ship (122 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

Matthew 4:22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

Matthew 8:23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

Matthew 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

Matthew 9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

Matthew 14:13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

Matthew 14:22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

Matthew 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

Matthew 14:29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

Matthew 14:32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

Matthew 14:33 Those who were in the boat came and worshiped him, saying, "You are truly the Son of God!"

Matthew 15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

Matthew 24:38 For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship,

Mark 1:19 And when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

Mark 1:20 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.

Mark 3:9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

Mark 4:1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.

Mark 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

Mark 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

Mark 5:2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

Mark 5:18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

Mark 5:21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.

Mark 6:32 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

Mark 6:34 And on leaving the ship Jesus saw a great crowd, and he was moved with compassion for them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things.

Mark 6:45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.

Mark 6:47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

Mark 6:51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

Mark 6:54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

Mark 8:10 And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

Mark 8:13 And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.

Mark 8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.

Luke 5:3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
(Root in KJV DBY)

Luke 5:7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

Luke 8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

Luke 8:27 And as he got out of the ship on the land, a certain man out of the city met him, who had demons a long time, and put on no clothes, and did not abide in a house, but in the tombs.

Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.

Luke 17:27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ship, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

John 6:17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

John 6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.

John 6:21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.

John 6:22 On the morrow the crowd which stood on the other side of the sea, having seen that there was no other little ship there except that into which his disciples had got, and that Jesus had not gone with his disciples into the ship, but that his disciples had gone away alone;

John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

John 21:6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

John 21:8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.

Acts 13:4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia; and from there they went by ship to Cyprus.

Acts 13:13 Then Paul and those who were with him went by ship from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia: and there John went away from them and came back to Jerusalem.

Acts 14:26 And from there they went by ship to Antioch, where they had been handed over to the grace of God for the work which they had not done.

Acts 15:39 And there was a sharp argument between them, so that they were parted from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and went by ship to Cyprus;

Acts 16:11 So, from Troas we went straight by ship to Samothrace and the day after to Neapolis;

Acts 18:18 And Paul, after waiting some days, went away from the brothers and went by ship to Syria, Priscilla and Aquila being with him; and he had had his hair cut off in Cenchrea, for he had taken an oath.

Acts 18:21 And went from them, saying, I will come back to you if God lets me; and he took ship from Ephesus.

Acts 20:3 The Jews having planned to waylay him whenever he might be on the point of taking ship for Syria, he decided to travel back by way of Macedonia.

Acts 20:6 And we went away from Philippi by ship after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in five days; and we were there for seven days.

Acts 20:13 But we who went ahead to the ship set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for he had so arranged, intending himself to go by land.

Acts 20:14 And when he came up with us at Assos, we took him in the ship and went on to Mitylene.

Acts 20:38 sorrowing most of all because of the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Acts 21:2 Having found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard, and set sail.

Acts 21:3 When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left hand, we sailed to Syria, and landed at Tyre, for there the ship was to unload her cargo.

Acts 21:6 After saying goodbye to each other, we went on board the ship, and they returned home again.

Acts 21:7 And journeying by ship from Tyre we came to Ptolemais; and there we had talk with the brothers and were with them for one day.

Acts 27:2 Embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to places on the coast of Asia, we put to sea; Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

Acts 27:2 Embarking in a ship of Adramyttium, which was about to sail to places on the coast of Asia, we put to sea; Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

Acts 27:6 There the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing for Italy, and he put us on board.

Acts 27:10 and said to them, "Sirs, I perceive that the voyage will be with injury and much loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives."

Acts 27:11 But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship than to those things which were spoken by Paul.

Acts 27:14 But it was not long before a furious north-east wind, coming down from the mountains, burst upon us and carried the ship out of her course.

Acts 27:15 When the ship was caught, and couldn't face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along.

Acts 27:18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

Acts 27:19 On the third day, they threw out the ship's tackle with their own hands.

Acts 27:22 Now I exhort you to cheer up, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.

Acts 27:29 Then, fearing that by chance we might come on to the rocks, they let down four hooks from the back of the ship, and made prayers for the coming of day.

Acts 27:30 As the sailors were trying to flee out of the ship, and had lowered the boat into the sea, pretending that they would lay out anchors from the bow,

Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, "Unless these stay in the ship, you can't be saved."

Acts 27:37 In all, we were two hundred seventy-six souls on the ship.

Acts 27:38 When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.

Acts 27:39 When it was day, they didn't recognize the land, but they noticed a certain bay with a beach, and they decided to try to drive the ship onto it.

Acts 27:41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

Acts 27:43 But the captain, desiring to keep Paul safe, kept them from their purpose, and gave orders that those who had knowledge of swimming were to go off the ship and get first to land:

Acts 27:44 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.

Acts 28:10 Then they gave us great honour, and, when we went away, they put into the ship whatever things we were in need of.

Acts 28:11 After three months, we set sail in a ship of Alexandria which had wintered in the island, whose sign was "The Twin Brothers."

2 Corinthians 11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I suffered shipwreck. I have been a night and a day in the deep.

Hebrews 11:7 By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared a ship for the saving of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

1 Peter 3:20 who before were disobedient, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, while the ship was being built. In it, few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.

Revelation 18:17 For in an hour such great riches are made desolate.' Every shipmaster, and everyone who sails anywhere, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood far away,

Genesis 6:14 Make a ship of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ship, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch.

Genesis 6:15 This is how you shall make it. The length of the ship will be three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.

Genesis 6:16 You shall make a roof in the ship, and you shall finish it to a cubit upward. You shall set the door of the ship in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third levels.

Genesis 6:18 But I will establish my covenant with you. You shall come into the ship, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons' wives with you.

Genesis 6:19 Of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ship, to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.

Genesis 7:1 Yahweh said to Noah, "Come with all of your household into the ship, for I have seen your righteousness before me in this generation.

Genesis 7:7 Noah went into the ship with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives, because of the waters of the flood.

Genesis 7:9 went by pairs to Noah into the ship, male and female, as God commanded Noah.

Genesis 7:13 In the same day Noah, and Shem, Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, entered into the ship;

Genesis 7:15 They went to Noah into the ship, by pairs of all flesh with the breath of life in them.

Genesis 7:17 The flood was forty days on the earth. The waters increased, and lifted up the ship, and it was lifted up above the earth.

Genesis 7:18 The waters prevailed, and increased greatly on the earth; and the ship floated on the surface of the waters.

Genesis 7:23 Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ship.



Ship used in Commerce

Ship used in Commerce for Ferriage

Ship used in Commerce for Passenger Traffic

Ship used in Commerce with Adramyttium

Ship used in Commerce with Ophir

Ship used in Commerce with Tarshish

Ship: An Anchor

Ship: At Melita (Malta)

Ship: Built by Jehoshaphat

Ship: Built by Noah

Ship: Built by Solomon

Ship: Built of Bulrushes

Ship: Built of Fir Wood

Ship: Built of Gopher Wood

Ship: Built: Sealed With Pitch (Tar?)

Ship: Equipped With: A Helm

Ship: Equipped With: A Rudder

Ship: Equipped With: Tackling

Ship: Figurehead

Ship: Lifeboats

Ship: Masts

Ship: Oars

Ship: Repaired by Caulking

Ship: Sails

Ship: Sails Embroidered

Ship: Warships Used by Chittim

Ship: Wrecked at Ezion-Geber

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Anchor (4 Occurrences)

Adramyttium (2 Occurrences)

Sail (32 Occurrences)

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Cargo (7 Occurrences)

Sailors (9 Occurrences)

Surface (71 Occurrences)

Crete (7 Occurrences)

Board (47 Occurrences)

Lighten (19 Occurrences)

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Navigate (2 Occurrences)

Overboard (5 Occurrences)

Lightened (11 Occurrences)

Log (12 Occurrences)

Lading (7 Occurrences)

Trim (4 Occurrences)

Tackling (1 Occurrence)

Mariners (7 Occurrences)

Flood (70 Occurrences)

Wives (159 Occurrences)

Wares (23 Occurrences)

Thence (152 Occurrences)

Voyage (5 Occurrences)

Livestock (124 Occurrences)

Loom (3 Occurrences)

Letting (41 Occurrences)

Way (7551 Occurrences)

Worship (332 Occurrences)

Furniture (24 Occurrences)

Foreship (2 Occurrences)

Forge (2 Occurrences)

Rate (23 Occurrences)

Embarked (5 Occurrences)

Deck (8 Occurrences)

Draught (8 Occurrences)

Myra (1 Occurrence)

Port (3 Occurrences)

Bottom (33 Occurrences)

Coasts (58 Occurrences)

Aground (5 Occurrences)

Accompanied (43 Occurrences)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

Sand (40 Occurrences)

Shipmaster (2 Occurrences)

Strain (5 Occurrences)

Strand (3 Occurrences)

Crowds (62 Occurrences)

Coast (70 Occurrences)

Safe (388 Occurrences)

Head (4291 Occurrences)

Straightway (96 Occurrences)

Boats (11 Occurrences)

Draw (212 Occurrences)

Deluge (17 Occurrences)

Heel (8 Occurrences)

Waters (386 Occurrences)

Centurion (22 Occurrences)

Loss (90 Occurrences)

Shore (45 Occurrences)

Tempest (30 Occurrences)

Prayed (97 Occurrences)

Leaving (80 Occurrences)

Burden (111 Occurrences)

Entering (124 Occurrences)

Course (87 Occurrences)

Hooks (41 Occurrences)

Blow (124 Occurrences)

Crowd (166 Occurrences)

Move (113 Occurrences)

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