New International Version
When they had eaten as much as they wanted, they lightened the ship by throwing the grain into the sea.
King James Bible
And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
Darby Bible Translation
And having satisfied themselves with food, they lightened the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea.
World English Bible
When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
Young's Literal Translation
and having eaten sufficient nourishment, they were lightening the ship, casting forth the wheat into the sea.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They lightened the ship - They hoped that, by casting out the lading, the ship would draw less water; in consequence of which, they could get nearer the shore.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The wheat. The Romans imported corn from Egypt, by way of Alexandria, to which this ship belonged; for a curious account of which see Bryant's treatise on the Euroclydon.
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.
First Missionary Journey Scripture
All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.
We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard.
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