New International Version
Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Day of Atonement. So Paul warned them,
King James Bible
Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
Darby Bible Translation
And much time having now been spent, and navigation being already dangerous, because the fast also was already past, Paul counselled them,
World English Bible
When much time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, because the Fast had now already gone by, Paul admonished them,
Young's Literal Translation
And much time being spent, and the sailing being now dangerous -- because of the fast also being already past -- Paul was admonishing,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past - It is generally allowed that the fast mentioned here was that of the great day of atonement which was always celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month, which would answer to the latter end of our September; see Leviticus 16:29; Leviticus 23:27, etc. As this was about the time of the autumnal equinox, when the Mediterranean Sea was sufficiently tempestuous, we may suppose this feast alone to be intended. To sail after this feast was proverbially dangerous among the ancient Jews. See proofs in Schoettgen.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the fast. 'The fast was on the tenth day of the seventh month.'
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
"This is to be a lasting ordinance for you: On the tenth day of the seventh month you must deny yourselves and not do any work--whether native-born or a foreigner residing among you--
"The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present a food offering to the LORD.
"'On the tenth day of this seventh month hold a sacred assembly. You must deny yourselves and do no work.
So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.
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