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.