Acts 27

Chapter 27

27:1  And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

centurion

Commander of 100 soldiers.

27:9  Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,

fast

The fast was on the tenth day of the seventh month. Leviticus 23:27 Leviticus 23:29 .

27:17  Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.

fall

be cast upon the Syrtis.

27:23  For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,

the angel

an angel of the God whose I am, whom also I serve. (See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

27:28  And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

fathoms

One fathom = between 6 and 7 feet.

27:37  And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

two hundred

Some ancient authorities read, about threescore and sixteen souls.

27:40  And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

taken up

Or, cut the anchors, they left them in the sea, etc.

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