Acts 27:18
New International Version
We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard.

New Living Translation
The next day, as gale-force winds continued to batter the ship, the crew began throwing the cargo overboard.

English Standard Version
Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo.

Berean Study Bible
We were tossed so violently that the next day the men began to jettison the cargo.

Berean Literal Bible
And we being storm-tossed violently, on the next day they began to make a jettison of cargo,

King James Bible
And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

New King James Version
And because we were exceedingly tempest-tossed, the next day they lightened the ship.

New American Standard Bible
The next day as we were being violently tossed by the storm, they began to jettison the cargo;

NASB 1995
The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo;

NASB 1977
The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo;

Amplified Bible
On the next day, as we were being violently tossed about by the storm [and taking on water], they began to jettison the cargo;

Christian Standard Bible
Because we were being severely battered by the storm, they began to jettison the cargo the next day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because we were being severely battered by the storm, they began to jettison the cargo the next day.

American Standard Version
And as we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw the the freight overboard;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the storm arose upon us, it was severe; the next day we threw goods into the sea.

Contemporary English Version
The storm was so fierce that the next day they threw some of the ship's cargo overboard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we being mightily tossed with the tempest, the next day they lightened the ship.

English Revised Version
And as we laboured exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw the freight overboard;

Good News Translation
The violent storm continued, so on the next day they began to throw some of the ship's cargo overboard,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We continued to be tossed so violently by the storm that the next day the men began to throw the cargo overboard.

International Standard Version
The next day, because we were being tossed so violently by the storm, they began to throw the cargo overboard.

Literal Standard Version
And we, being exceedingly storm-tossed, the succeeding [day] they were making a clearing,

NET Bible
The next day, because we were violently battered by the storm, they began throwing the cargo overboard,

New Heart English Bible
As we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw things overboard.

Weymouth New Testament
But, as the storm was still violent, the next day they began to lighten the ship;

World English Bible
As we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw things overboard.

Young's Literal Translation
And we, being exceedingly tempest-tossed, the succeeding day they were making a clearing,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Storm at Sea
17After hoisting it up, the crew used ropes to undergird the ship. And fearing that they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and were driven along. 18 We were tossed so violently that the next day the men began to jettison the cargo. 19On the third day, they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands.…

Cross References
Jonah 1:5
The sailors were afraid, and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the ship's cargo into the sea to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down to the lowest part of the vessel, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep.

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

Acts 27:38
After the men had eaten their fill, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea.


Treasury of Scripture

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

being.

Psalm 107:27
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

the next.

Acts 27:19,38
And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship…

Jonah 1:5
Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

Matthew 16:26
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?









(18) The next day they lightened the ship.--St. Luke uses the technical term for throwing the bulk of the cargo overboard. They effected, in this way, the relief of the ship from the imminent danger of sinking. The act shows that, in spite of the undergirding, leakage was still going on. The cargo, as coming from Alexandria, probably consisted largely of corn; but see Note on Acts 27:38.

Verse 18. - As we labored exceedingly for being exceedingly tossed, A.V.; the storm for a tempest, A.V.; began to throw the freight overboard for lightened the ship, A.V. Labored; χειμαζουμένων, only here in the New Testament; but used by Plato, Thucydides, Diodorus Siculus, Josephus, and others, and especially by medical writers. It is the passive voice, and this is best expressed by the A.V. "tossed." They began to throw, etc. The phrase ἐκβολὴν ἐποιοῦντο is one of the technical phrases for taking a cargo out of a ship, given by Julius Pollux; ἐκβολὴν ποιήσασθαι τῶν φορτίων (Alford, from Smith). It is also the phrase of the LXX. in Jonah 1:5, Ἐκβολὴν ἐποιήσαντο τῶν σκευῶν τῶν ἐν τῶ πλοίω. They began to expresses the imperfect. It is inferred from this, and the subsequent statement (ver. 19) as to throwing overboard the tackling of the ship, that, in spite of the undergirding, the ship was leaking, and therefore heavy with water, and in danger of going down (romp. Jonah 1:5). The freight here mentioned may have been heavy packages of merchandise other than the main cargo of wheat (see ver. 6, note).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

were tossed so
χειμαζομένων (cheimazomenōn)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 5492: To be storm-tossed. From the same as cheimon; to storm, i.e. to labor under a gale.

violently
Σφοδρῶς (Sphodrōs)
Adverb
Strong's 4971: Exceedingly, vehemently. Adverb from the same as sphodra; very much.

[that] the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

next [day]
ἑξῆς (hexēs)
Adverb
Strong's 1836: Next in order, the next day, the following day, at the period immediately following. From echo; successive.

[the men] began
ἐποιοῦντο (epoiounto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

to jettison the cargo.
ἐκβολὴν (ekbolēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1546: A throwing out, a jettisoning of cargo to lighten a ship. From ekballo; ejection, i.e. a throwing overboard of the cargo.


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