Acts 27:32
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New International Version
So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.

New Living Translation
So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and let it drift away.

English Standard Version
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship’s boat and let it go.

Berean Study Bible
So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and set it adrift.

Berean Literal Bible
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the lifeboat, and allowed her to fall away.

New American Standard Bible
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship's boat and let it fall away.

King James Bible
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the soldiers cut the ropes holding the skiff and let it drop away.

Contemporary English Version
The soldiers then cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it fall into the sea.

Good News Translation
So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the boat and let it go.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the soldiers cut the ropes holding the skiff and let it drop away.

International Standard Version
Then the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and set it adrift.

NET Bible
Then the soldiers cut the ropes of the ship's boat and let it drift away.

New Heart English Bible
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it fall off.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Soldiers cut the ropes of the lifeboat from the ship, and they left it adrift.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.

New American Standard 1977
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship’s boat, and let it fall away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat and let her fall off.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

American King James Version
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

American Standard Version
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat and let her fall.

English Revised Version
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the soldiers cut the ropes of the ship's boat and let her fall off.

World English Bible
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it fall off.

Young's Literal Translation
then the soldiers did cut off the ropes of the boat, and suffered it to fall off.
Study Bible
The Shipwreck
31But Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men remain with the ship, you cannot be saved.” 32So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and set it adrift. 33Right up to daybreak, Paul kept urging them all to eat: “Today is your fourteenth day in constant suspense, without taking any food.…
Cross References
John 2:15
So He made a whip out of cords and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle. He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.

Acts 27:31
But Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men remain with the ship, you cannot be saved."

Acts 27:33
Right up to daybreak, Paul kept urging them all to eat: "Today is your fourteenth day in constant suspense, without taking any food.

Treasury of Scripture

Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely…

Philippians 3:7-9 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…







(32) Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat.--The act had to be the work of an instant. The boat was already lowered, the sailors were on the point of leaping into it. We can picture their mortification on finding their selfish plat at once detected and frustrated. Even in this, however, there was a new element of danger. Men, under such circumstances, were likely to be sullen and unwilling workers.

Verse 32. - Cut away for cut off, A.V. Fall off (ἐκπεσεῖν, vers. 17, note, 26, and 29). The action of the soldiers in cutting the rope and letting the boat loose was very prompt, but rather rash, as the boat might have been useful in landing those on board. But it showed their implicit confidence in Paul's word. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat,.... With which it had been fastened to the sides of the ship, and by which the mariners were letting it down, in order to get into it, and go off:

and let her fall off; from the sides of the ship into the sea, and so prevented the shipmen quitting the ship; for now they gave more credit to Paul than to them. 32. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat—already lowered.

and let her fall off—let the boat drift away.27:30-38 God, who appointed the end, that they should be saved, appointed the means, that they should be saved by the help of these shipmen. Duty is ours, events are God's; we do not trust God, but tempt him, when we say we put ourselves under his protection, if we do not use proper means, such as are within our power, for our safety. But how selfish are men in general, often even ready to seek their own safety by the destruction of others! Happy those who have such a one as Paul in their company, who not only had intercourse with Heaven, but was of an enlivening spirit to those about him. The sorrow of the world works death, while joy in God is life and peace in the greatest distresses and dangers. The comfort of God's promises can only be ours by believing dependence on him, to fulfil his word to us; and the salvation he reveals must be waited for in use of the means he appoints. If God has chosen us to salvation, he has also appointed that we shall obtain it by repentance, faith, prayer, and persevering obedience; it is fatal presumption to expect it in any other way. It is an encouragement to people to commit themselves to Christ as their Saviour, when those who invite them, clearly show that they do so themselves.
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