Acts 27:18

18 We took such a violent battering from the storm that the next day they began to throw the cargo overboard.

Read Acts 27:18 Using Other Translations

And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;
Since we were violently storm-tossed, they began the next day to jettison the cargo.
The next day, as gale-force winds continued to batter the ship, the crew began throwing the cargo overboard.

What does Acts 27:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 27:18

And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest
Sometimes being lifted up as it were to the heavens, and then presently sinking down, as if they were going into the bottom of the sea; such a condition at sea is described to the life by the Psalmist, in ( Psalms 107:25-27 ) .

the next day they lightened the ship;
of its burden, its lading, the goods and merchandise that were in it; as the mariners did in the ship in which Jonah was, ( Jonah 1:5 ) the Ethiopic version renders it, "they cast the goods into the sea"; the Arabic version, the "merchandise".

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