New International Version
But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship.
King James Bible
Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.
Darby Bible Translation
But the centurion believed rather the helmsman and the shipowner than what was said by Paul.
World English Bible
But the centurion gave more heed to the master and to the owner of the ship than to those things which were spoken by Paul.
Young's Literal Translation
but the centurion to the pilot and to the shipowner gave credence more than to the things spoken by Paul;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The centurion believed the master - Τῳ κυβερνητῃ, the pilot; and owner of the ship, τῳ ναυκληρῳ, the captain and proprietor. This latter had the command of the ship and the crew; the pilot had the guidance of the vessel along those dangerous coasts, under the direction of the captain; and the centurion had the power to cause them to proceed on their voyage, or to go into port, as he pleased; as he had other state prisoners on board; and probably the ship itself was freighted for government. Paul told them, if they proceeded, they would be in danger of shipwreck; the pilot and captain said there was no danger; and the centurion, believing them, commanded the vessel to proceed on her voyage. It is likely that they were now in the port called the Fair Havens.
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'...There stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve.'--ACTS xxvii. 23. I turn especially to those last words, 'Whose I am and whom I serve.' A great calamity, borne by a crowd of men in common, has a wonderful power of dethroning officials and bringing the strong man to the front. So it is extremely natural, though it has been thought to be very unhistorical, that in this story of Paul's shipwreck he should become guide, counsellor, inspirer, and a tower of strength; and …
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Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!' "Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the sea, will stand far off.
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