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Acts 27:16

16 As we passed to the lee of a small island called Cauda, we were hardly able to make the lifeboat secure,

Read Acts 27:16 Using Other Translations

And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:
Running under the lee of a small island called Cauda, we managed with difficulty to secure the ship's boat.
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.

What does Acts 27:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 27:16

And running under a certain island
Or below a certain island and hard by, it or under the sea shore of it, where the sea might be smoother, the wind not being there so strong:

which is called Clauda:
by Ptolomy F24 it is called Claudus, and was near the island of Crete, and now called Gozo. The Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions, and some copies, read "Cauda"; and there was an island near to Crete, which was called Gaudos F25, and is thought to be the place here meant:

we had much work to come by the boat;
which they had with them to go ashore in, or to betake themselves to in case of shipwreck; and which in this storm was in danger of being dashed to pieces against the ship, or lost; and it was with some difficulty that they came at it, and took it up into the ship.


F24 Geograph. l. 3. c. 17.
F25 Mela, l. 2. c. 7. Plin. l. 4. c. 12.
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