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Acts 27:40 ESV

40 So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach.

Study tools for Acts 27:40

  • a 27:9 - That is, the Day of Atonement
  • b 27:16 - Some manuscripts Clauda
  • c 27:17 - That is, the sea-anchor (or possibly the mainsail)
  • d 27:28 - About 120 feet; a fathom (Greek orguia) was about 6 feet or 2 meters
  • e 27:28 - About 90 feet (see previous note)
  • f 27:37 - Some manuscripts seventy-six, or about seventy-six
  • g 27:41 - Or sandbank, or crosscurrent; Greek place between two seas