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Acts 27:32

32 So the soldiers cut the ropes that held the lifeboat and let it drift away.

Read Acts 27:32 Using Other Translations

Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship's boat and let it go.
So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and let it drift away.

What does Acts 27:32 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 27:32

Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat
With which it had been fastened to the sides of the ship, and by which the mariners were letting it down, in order to get into it, and go off:

and let her fall off;
from the sides of the ship into the sea, and so prevented the shipmen quitting the ship; for now they gave more credit to Paul than to them.

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