Acts 27:14
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English Standard Version
But soon a tempestuous wind, called the northeaster, struck down from the land.

King James Bible
But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

American Standard Version
But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euraquilo:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But not long after, there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroaquilo.

English Revised Version
But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euraquilo:

Webster's Bible Translation
But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

There arose against it (ἔβαλε κατ' αὐτῆς)

Against what? Some say, the island of Crete; in which case they would have been driven against the island, whereas we are told that they were driven away from it. Others, the ship. It is objected that the pronoun αὐτῆς it, is feminine, while the feminine noun for ship (ναῦς) is not commonly used by Luke, but rather the neuter, πλοῖον. I do not think this objection entitled to much weight. Luke is the only New Testament writer who uses ναῦς (see Acts 27:41), though he uses it but once; and, as Hackett remarks, "it would be quite accidental which of the terms would shape the pronoun at this moment, as they were both so familiar." A third explanation refers the pronoun to the island of Crete, and renders, "there beat down from it." This is grammatical, and according to a well-known usage of the preposition. The verb βάλλω is also used intransitively in the sense of to fall; thus Homer Iliad," xi., 722), of a river falling into the sea. Compare Mark 4:37 : "the the waves beat (ἐπέβαλλεν) into the ship ;" and Luke 15:12 the portion of goods that falleth (ἐπιβάλλον) to me." The rendering of the Rev. is, therefore, well supported, and, on the whole, preferable' there beat down from it. It is also according to the analogy of the expression in Luke 8:23, there came down a storm. See note there, and see on Matthew 8:24.

A tempestuous wind (ἄνεμος τυφωνικὸς)

Lit., a typhonic wind. The word τυφῶν means a typhoon, and the adjective formed from it means of the character of a typhoon.

Euroclydon (Εὐροκλύδων)

The best texts read Εὐρακύλων, Euraquilo: i.e., between Eurus, "the E. S. E. wind," and Aquilo, "the north-wind, or, strictly, N. 1/3 E." Hence, E. N. E.

Acts 27:14 Parallel Commentaries

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Exodus 14:21-27 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night...

Jonah 1:3-5 But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish...

arose, or beat. a tempestuous.

Psalm 107:25-27 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves thereof...

Ezekiel 27:26 Your rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the middle of the seas.

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

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

Euroclydon. Probably, as Dr. Shaw supposes, one of those tempestuous winds called levanters, which blow in all directions, from N.E. round by E. to S.E.

Cross References
Ezekiel 27:26
"Your rowers have brought you out into the high seas. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.

Mark 4:37
And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.

Acts 27:15
And when the ship was caught and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and were driven along.

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