New Living Translation
The sailors couldn't turn the ship into the wind, so they gave up and let it run before the gale.
King James Bible
And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.
Darby Bible Translation
And the ship being caught and driven, and not able to bring her head to the wind, letting her go we were driven before it.
World English Bible
When the ship was caught, and couldn't face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along.
Young's Literal Translation
and the ship being caught, and not being able to bear up against the wind, having given her up, we were borne on,
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LibraryOf the Practice of Piety in Fasting.
There are divers kinds of fasting--First, A constrained fast, as when men either have not food to eat, as in the famine of Samaria (2 Kings vi. 25;) or, having food, cannot eat it for heaviness or sickness, as it befel them who were in the ship with St. Paul (Acts xxvii. 33.) This is rather famine than fasting. Secondly, A natural fast, which we undertake physically, for the health of our body. Thirdly, A civil fast, which the magistrate enjoins for the better maintenance of the commonwealth. Fourthly, …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Appendix xv. The Location of Sychar, and the Date of Our Lord's visit to Samaria.
But the weather changed abruptly, and a wind of typhoon strength (called a "northeaster") burst across the island and blew us out to sea.
We sailed along the sheltered side of a small island named Cauda, where with great difficulty we hoisted aboard the lifeboat being towed behind us.
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