Acts 27:7
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English Standard Version
We sailed slowly for a number of days and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, and as the wind did not allow us to go farther, we sailed under the lee of Crete off Salmone.

King James Bible
And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone;

American Standard Version
And when we had sailed slowly many days, and were come with difficulty over against Cnidus, the wind not further suffering us, we sailed under the lee of Crete, over against Salmone;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when for many days we had sailed slowly, and were scarce come over against Gnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed near Crete by Salmone:

English Revised Version
And when we had sailed slowly many days, and were come with difficulty over against Cnidus, the wind not further suffering us, we sailed under the lee of Crete, over against Salmone;

Webster's Bible Translation
And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce had come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone:

Weymouth New Testament
It took several days of slow sailing for us to come with difficulty off Cnidus; from which point, as the wind did not allow us to get on in the direct course, we ran under the lee of Crete by Salmone.

Acts 27:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Many (ἱκαναῖς)

See on Luke 7:6.

Scarce (μόλις)

Incorrect. Render, as Rev., with difficulty. So, also, hardly, in Acts 27:8. The meaning is not that they had scarcely reached Cnidus when the wind became contrary, nor that they had come only as far as Cnidus in many days; but that they were retarded by contrary winds between Myra and Cnidus, a distance of about one hundred and thirty miles, which, with a favorable wind, they might have accomplished in a day. Such a contrary wind would have been the northwesterly, which prevails during the summer months in that part of the Archipelago.

Acts 27:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Cnidus. Cnidus was a town and promontory of Caria in Asia Minor, opposite Crete, now Cape Krio.

we sailed.

Acts 27:12,13,21 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart there also...

Acts 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Titus 1:5,12 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city...

under.

Acts 27:4 And when we had launched from there, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

Crete, or, Candy. Crete, now Candy, is a large island in the Mediterranean,

250 miles in length,

50 in breadth, and

600 in circumference, lying at the entrance of the Aegean sea.

Salmone. Salmone, now Salamina, was a city and cape on the east of the island of Crete.

Cross References
Acts 2:11
both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians--we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God."

Acts 27:4
And putting out to sea from there we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were against us.

Acts 27:12
And because the harbor was not suitable to spend the winter in, the majority decided to put out to sea from there, on the chance that somehow they could reach Phoenix, a harbor of Crete, facing both southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.

Acts 27:21
Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul stood up among them and said, "Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss.

Titus 1:5
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you--

Titus 1:12
One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."

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