New International Version
So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.
King James Bible
Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
Darby Bible Translation
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat and let her fall.
World English Bible
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the boat, and let it fall off.
Young's Literal Translation
then the soldiers did cut off the ropes of the boat, and suffered it to fall off.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The soldiers cut off the ropes - These were probably the only persons who dared to have opposed the will of the sailors: this very circumstance is an additional proof of the accuracy of St. Luke.
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LibraryA Short Confession of Faith
'...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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts
Seasons of Covenanting.
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Then Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, "Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved."
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