Acts 20:13
New International Version
We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had made this arrangement because he was going there on foot.

New Living Translation
Paul went by land to Assos, where he had arranged for us to join him, while we traveled by ship.

English Standard Version
But going ahead to the ship, we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go by land.

Berean Study Bible
We went on ahead to the ship and sailed to Assos, where we were to take Paul aboard. He had arranged this because he was going there on foot.

Berean Literal Bible
But we, having gone ahead to the ship, sailed to Assos, being about to take in Paul there. For having arranged thus, he was readying himself to go on foot.

New American Standard Bible
But we, going ahead to the ship, set sail for Assos, intending from there to take Paul on board; for so he had arranged it, intending himself to go by land.

King James Bible
And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

Christian Standard Bible
We went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we were going to take Paul on board, because these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land.

Contemporary English Version
Paul decided to travel by land to Assos. The rest of us went on ahead by ship, and we were to take him aboard there.

Good News Translation
We went on ahead to the ship and sailed off to Assos, where we were going to take Paul aboard. He had told us to do this, because he was going there by land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then we went on ahead to the ship and sailed for Assos, intending to take Paul on board there. For these were his instructions, since he himself was going by land.

International Standard Version
We proceeded to the ship and sailed for Assos, where we intended to pick up Paul. He had arranged it this way, since he had planned to travel there on foot.

NET Bible
We went on ahead to the ship and put out to sea for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for he had arranged it this way. He himself was intending to go there by land.

New Heart English Bible
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we went into the ship and we sailed to the port of Thesos, because from there we prepared to receive Paulus, for thus he had commanded us when he had gone on by land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We went ahead to the ship and sailed for the city of Assos. At Assos, we were going to pick up Paul. He had made these arrangements, since he had planned to walk overland to Assos.

New American Standard 1977
But we, going ahead to the ship, set sail for Assos, intending from there to take Paul on board; for thus he had arranged it, intending himself to go by land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And we went into the ship and sailed unto Assos, intending to take in Paul there, for so he had determined that he should go by land.

King James 2000 Bible
And we went ahead to the ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take aboard Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go on foot.

American King James Version
And we went before to ship, and sailed to Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

American Standard Version
But we going before to the ship set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go by land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But we, going aboard the ship, sailed to Assos, being there to take in Paul; for so he had appointed, himself purposing to travel by land.

Darby Bible Translation
And we, having gone before on board ship, sailed off to Assos, going to take in Paul there; for so he had directed, he himself being about to go on foot.

English Revised Version
But we, going before to the ship, set sail for Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, intending himself to go by land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And we went before to a ship, and sailed to Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so he had appointed, intending himself to go on foot.

Weymouth New Testament
The rest of us had already gone on board a ship, and now we set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul on board there; for so he had arranged, he himself intending to go by land.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
And we having gone before unto the ship, did sail to Assos, thence intending to take in Paul, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go on foot;
Study Bible
From Troas to Miletus
12And the people were greatly relieved to take the boy home alive. 13We went on ahead to the ship and sailed to Assos, where we were to take Paul aboard. He had arranged this because he was going there on foot. 14And when he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene.…
Cross References
Acts 16:10
As soon as Paul had seen the vision, we got ready to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.

Acts 20:5
These men went on ahead and waited for us in Troas.

Acts 20:12
And the people were greatly relieved to take the boy home alive.

Acts 20:14
And when he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and went on to Mitylene.

Treasury of Scripture

And we went before to ship, and sailed to Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

minding.

Mark 1:35
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Mark 6:31-33,46
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat…







Lexicon
We
Ἡμεῖς (Hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

went on ahead
προελθόντες (proelthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4281: To go forward, go on, advance; I go before, precede. From pro and erchomai; to go onward, precede.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

ship
πλοῖον (ploion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4143: A ship, vessel, boat. From pleo; a sailer, i.e. Vessel.

[and] sailed
ἀνήχθημεν (anēchthēmen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 321: From ana and ago; to lead up; by extension to bring out; specially, to sail away.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

Assos,
Ἆσσον (Asson)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 789: Assos, a port of Mysia, in the Roman province Asia. Probably of foreign origin; Assus, a city of Asia minor.

[where]
ἐκεῖθεν (ekeithen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1564: Thence, from that place. From ekei; thence.

we were to
μέλλοντες (mellontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

take
ἀναλαμβάνειν (analambanein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 353: To take up, raise; I pick up, take on board; I carry off, lead away. From ana and lambano; to take up.

Paul {aboard}.
Παῦλον (Paulon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

He had arranged
διατεταγμένος (diatetagmenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1299: To give orders to, prescribe, arrange. From dia and tasso; to arrange thoroughly, i.e. institute, prescribe, etc.

this
οὕτως (houtōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3779: Thus, so, in this manner. Or (referring to what precedes or follows).

because he was going there
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

on foot.
πεζεύειν (pezeuein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3978: To travel on foot, by land. From the same as peze; to foot a journey, i.e. Travel by land.
(13) And sailed unto Assos.--The port of Assos. lay about twenty-four miles to the south of Troas. We can only conjecture St. Paul's motives for going thither himself by land while his companions went by sea. In Acts 16:8 we find that he had avoided Mysia to press on to Troas; but he may well have extended his labours thither during his two years' sojourn in Asia, and have wished, before he started for Jerusalem, in the full belief that he was never to return to those regions (Acts 20:25), to say a few words of parting counsel. Possibly, also, after the exciting scene at Troas, he may have been glad to have even a couple of days of comparative solitude for meditation and prayer as to the great work that lay before him, before embarking on the ship, with all its motley crew of passengers and sailors.

Verse 13. - But for and, A.V.; going for went, A.V.; the ship for ship, A.V.; set sail for and sailed, A.V.; for for unto, A.V.; intending for minding, A.V.; by land for afoot, A.V. Assos. A seaport on the coast of Troas, twenty-four Roman miles from Troas. The town was built on a high and precipitous cliff. Luke does not tell us why on this occasion he was separated from Paul. Had he appointed. The passive διατεταγμένος ῆν is acre used in an active sense, as in Died. Sic. (quoted by Kuinoel) and other Greek writers (see Steph., 'Thesaur.'). But some consider it as the middle voice (Meyer). 20:13-16 Paul hastened to Jerusalem, but tried to do good by the way, when going from place to place, as every good man should do. In doing God's work, our own wills and those of our friends must often be crossed; we must not spend time with them when duty calls us another way.
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