Acts 27:26

26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.”

Acts 27:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
ESV
26 But we must run aground on some island."
NLT
26 But we will be shipwrecked on an island.”
MSG
26 But we're going to shipwreck on some island or other."
CSB
26 However, we must run aground on a certain island."

Acts 27:26 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 27:26

Howbeit, we must be cast upon a certain island.
] This circumstance is foretold, that when the whole affair should come to pass, it might be manifest that it was not a casual thing, a fortuitous event, a business of chance, but was predetermined by God, made known to the apostle, and predicted by him. This island was Melita; and the fulfilment of this part of the prediction is related in ( Acts 28:1 ) .

Acts 27:26 In-Context

24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’
25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
26 Nevertheless, we must run aground on some island.”
27 On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land.
28 They took soundings and found that the water was a hundred and twenty feet deep. A short time later they took soundings again and found it was ninety feet deep.

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