New International Version
Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island."
King James Bible
Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
Darby Bible Translation
But we must be cast ashore on a certain island.
World English Bible
But we must run aground on a certain island."
Young's Literal Translation
and on a certain island it behoveth us to be cast.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We must be cast upon a certain island - The angel which gave him this information did not tell him the name of the island. It turned out to be Melita, on which, by the violence of the storm, they were wrecked some days after.
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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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so the men hoisted it aboard. Then they passed ropes under the ship itself to hold it together. Because they were afraid they would run aground on the sandbars of Syrtis, they lowered the sea anchor and let the ship be driven along.
On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land.
Fearing that we would be dashed against the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight.
Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta.
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