New American Standard Bible
Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.
King James Bible
Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
Darby Bible Translation
and fearing lest we should be cast on rocky places, casting four anchors out of the stern, they wished that day were come.
World English Bible
Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight.
Young's Literal Translation
and fearing lest on rough places we may fall, out of the stern having cast four anchors, they were wishing day to come.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They cast four anchors - On account of the violence of the storm and waves, to make, if possible, the ship secure.
And wished for the day - To discern more accurately their situation and danger.
LibraryTempest and Trust
And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. 14. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 15. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive. 16. And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: 17. Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
The Wyclif of the East --Bible Translation
That the Christian Miracles are not Recited, or Appealed To, by Early Christian Writers Themselves So Fully or Frequently as Might have Been Expected.
After they had hoisted it up, they used supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea anchor and in this way let themselves be driven along.
"But we must run aground on a certain island."
They took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms.
And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.
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